A Video Interview with MMO Games Pioneer and Theorist Dr. Richard Bartle

Cody "Micajah" Bye was honored to sit down with one of the true visionaries of online gaming at IMGDC 2007, Dr. Richard Bartle, and we bring our time with Dr. Bartle to you in streaming video, complete with all the dry English wit and class he brought to the Indie MMO conference. Bartle, whose very accessible and fun-to-read scholarly work is required reading for anyone hoping to understand MMOs and MMO communities, speaks to the challenges and great opportunities for virtual world games developed by an indie developer with complete creative control over his or her work.

This is the first part of our series with Dr. Richard Bartle, tomorrow we'll post a writeup of Richard Bartle's "Independence Day" keynote and a summary of his "Slaughtering Sacred Cows" roundtable.

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Last Updated: Mar 29, 2016