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Session Name Ultima Forever: Reimagining a Classic
Speaker(s) Paul Barnett
Company Name(s) BioWare-Mythic
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Overview Revisiting one of the most beloved RPGs of all time, Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar, with a new free-to-play and online rendition is no easy task -- especially under the scrutiny of the seminal game's fans. But senior creative director Paul Barnett and his team at BioWare-Mythic rose up to the challenge with Ultima Forever, which completely modernizes the 27-year-old game with a new look, new controls, new features, and a new business model. Barnett will deliver a talk on Ultima Forever, sharing what went right and wrong while attempting to bring the classic Western RPG into the 21st century. Art thou humble?

GDC Online 2012

Paul Barnett

BioWare-Mythic

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