Saturday, January 17, 2009

Research--W101 from the horses mouth

So tonight I got a wild hair and decided to do a little google research on Kingsisle employees and specifically what I could find out about what has been said from the horse's mouth.



Tamir Nadav:
http://www.notesongamedev.net/people/design-interviews/tamir-nadav/

J. Todd Coleman:
http://www.gamezone.com/news/08_15_08_08_41AM.htm
http://www.massively.com/2008/06/30/massively-interview-kingsisle-on-wizard101/
http://www.worldsinmotion.biz/2008/07/qa_kingsisles_coleman_on_turni.php
http://www.whattheyplay.com/features/wizard-101-first-look/
http://assets.bizjournals.com/austin/stories/2008/02/25/story14.html

Tom Hall:
http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3142603
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/issues/issue_32/197-Tom-Hall-Makes-His-Move

There's also of course the now infamous 4-part series of the making of Wizard 101 on youtube that's a good watch:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=In0daY1oIv8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKwfah3y2Fg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goArQ-WcrcY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiSHi2-aeiI

And the kiwibox interview on youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBvXWLjNHf4

I'm sure there are more, so feel free to add to this list if you have a good link.

I also found the KingsIsle LinkedIn profile, which also lists a lot of cool heavy hitters for the company (including my favorite! -->points at Kiersten):
http://www.linkedin.com/companies/kingsisle-entertainment

I found out a lot of things I didn't know about in that mini-research session, and I hope you will to! For instance, for some reason J. Todd Coleman reminds me of Matthew Perry. Haha! I think it might be the way he says, "magical" at the end of the first "The Making of Wizard 101" youtube and then pauses for a bit . . . smacks of Chandler Bing; meh, maybe it's just me. :-) Also, Tamir Nadav has some AMAZING hair--I'm not worthy. Tom Hall's chess and B&W photograph fascinations were interesting to read about as well.

These people at Kingsisle seem like a very genuine bunch . . . good people.

word.

Happy Dueling!

2 comments:

brenda said...

Aha! I was looking for (and not remembering) where they said they would add player housing!

"Coleman: We have a plan for house creation and decoration after launch, I call it “off-campus housing,” where players will be able to buy a dark wizard’s tower or a floating palace in the clouds. Players will be able to collect and craft items to decorate their homes, and invite other Wizards to visit."

Heh.... there it is :) Thanks for pulling these together, some I hadn't seen.

And here's something cool -- you ARE on my friend list in LotRO!

stingite said...

. . . tada! Straight from the horse's mouth!

Awesome. Seriously, I should resubscribe for a month. Given my limited drive space though, I'd need to figure out what to uninstall.