Raph Koster

Game designer, virtual community expert

San Diego, California

Areas of Expertise:

  • game design
  • virtual worlds
  • mmorpg
  • game
  • videogame
  • online worlds
  • synthetic worlds
  • fun
  • consulting
  • speaking
  • writing
Raph Koster is a veteran game designer who has been professionally credited in almost every area of the game industry. He's been the lead designer and director of massive titles such as Ultima Online and Star Wars Galaxies; and he's contributed writing, art, soundtrack music, and programming to many more titles ranging from Facebook games to single-player titles for handheld consoles. Koster is widely recognized as one of the world's top thinkers about game design, and is an in-demand speaker at conferences all over the world. In 2012, he was named an Online Game Legend at the Game Developers Conference Online. Visit his blog at www.raphkoster.com.

Theory of Fun for Game Design Theory of Fun for Game Design
by Raph Koster
Second Edition November 2013
Print: $34.99
Ebook: $27.99

Theory of Fun for Game Design Theory of Fun for Game Design (Paraglyph Press)
by Raph Koster
November 2004
Print: $24.99
Ebook: $19.99

Raph blogs at:

Off to PAX

August 25 2015

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A Jedi Saga

April 17 2015

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High Windows

January 18 2015

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RIP, Ralph Baer

December 08 2014

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