We are reestablishing development support translating our game to Russian, Spanish, French, Italian, German, and Portuguese languages! In order to meet the vast translation needs of our project, we return to you, our amazing community, in search of qualified volunteers with a passion for seeing our project reach many more players and communities!
If you hadn’t heard yet, Richard Garriott is selling a lot of his property in Austin. The Texas Monthly published an article over here that is very informative. Although I did notice they no mention of Castletown, Richards Renaissance Village on the property.
lthough Garriott’s arrangement with the Baron’s Men isn’t something that a new owner would necessarily be required to maintain (who can require someone with $45,000,000 to spend on a house to do much of anything?), it certainly seems like the sort of option that the troupe would be open to based on the reaction from its performers to the news of the sale.
Markee Dragon continues to put out some great videos. Whether you just want to see some gameplay or pick up some tips, grab a big old jar of pickles and kick back with me in the recliner as we check it out!
If you missed it at the time it came out, legendary game developer Dr. Cat recently put together a long live stream composing some of the most legendary names in gaming you will find anywhere!
I was able to keep a few snippets live, but have not to this date been able to watch the whole thing. Luckily if you are like me and could not watch it all live, you still get to see this amazing amazing day of discourse with the epic people!
If you haven’t heard about this, you are really out of touch, and I am honored you’re hearing it from here!
Dr. Cat this upcoming Saturday, the 17th of December is hosting a celebration in the form of a live stream! The celebration of 20 years of Furcadia, the longest running online social graphical game!
I know I certainly am going to do everything in my power to be able to watch this live. Why? Let’s let the event speak for itself!
Dragon’s Eye Productions presents the largest gathering of veteran game designers ever in the history of the world!
Confirmed Guest List so far:
Matt Mihaly (Achaea, Earth Eternal)
Ed Fries (led team that created the Xbox)
Chris Crawford (GDC Founder, Eastern Front, Balance of Power)
David Lubar (Creative Computing, River Raid 2, Frogger 2)
Jason Kopalka (Popcap Games, Storm Crow Gaming Tavern)
Raph Koster (Ultima Online, Star Wars Galaxies)
Brad McQuaid (Everquest, Vanguard: Saga of Heroes)
Graeme Devine (7th Guest, Quake 3, Magic Leap)
Jennell Jaquays (The Dungeoneer, Judge’s Guild, Coleco, iD)
Rebecca Heineman (Bards Tale III, Tass Times in Tone Town)
Tim Brengle (EA, Accolade, GDC)
John Taylor (Islands of Kesmai, Air Warrior)
David Fox (Maniac Mansion)
Jeff Dee (D&D, Villains & Vigilantes, Sims Castaway Stories)
Bob Bates (Unreal 2, Spellcasting 101, Spiderman 3)
Scott Miller (Max Payne, Duke Nukem 3D, 3D Realms)
Talzhemir (Furcadia co-creator, Cavemaster, Bethorm, Quicksilver)
Randy Farmer (Habitat)
Chip Morningstar (Habitat)
Richard Bartle (MUD, MUD 2)
Robert Clardy (Synergistic Software)
Scott Adams (Adventure International)
The Fat Man (The 7th Guest, 11th Hour)
Dave Rohrl (Plants vs. Zombies)
Dewi Morgan (Doom Editing Utilities, Furcadia)
James Ernest (Cheapass Games, Kill Dr. Lucky)
Ken Peczkowski (Griffon Bookstore, 40 year old public gameroom!)
Maybe list (need to check their schedule, will move to above list when confirmed):
Damion Schubert (Merdian 59, Shadowbane, Star Wars: The Old Republic)
Ken St. Andre (Tunnels & Trolls)
Rick Loomis (Starweb, Nuclear War, Tunnels & Trolls, Ace of Aces)
Lord British (Ultima, Shroud of the Avatar)
John Romero (Doom, Quake)
Brenda Romero (Wizardry, Train)
Tim Schafer (Brutal Legend, Psychonauts)
Eric Goldberg (Paranoia, MadMaze, Tales of the Arabian Nights)
Come join Dr. Cat and co-host Steve Meretzky (of Infocom fame) for a 12-hour live stream on Twitch TV. We’re celebrating the 20th anniversary of Furcadia, the longest continuously running MMO on the net. There’ll be plenty of great stories from the last forty years of computer game development, as well as RPGs and boardgames!
To fit with this monumental milestone, every game developer we’ve invited has at least 20 years experience making games as well! Come see and hear from the people that built the game industry, in this once in a lifetime, not to be missed event!
In the meantime though, this was just posted in the last few days. Interview with Dr. Cat talking about working at Origin Systems! I haven’t had a chance to watch this myself yet, but will be Friday night!
I have read many stories about this topic. From Richard Garriott as well as more then frmo one book I have ready that touches upon gaming history. Will be interesting to hear these stories straight from Dr. Cat!