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Raph Koster

CEO at Playable Worlds, Game Designer, Author of "A Theory of Fun" & Online Community Expert

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Raph Koster Biography

Raph Koster, CEO of Playable Worlds Inc., 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; a venture-backed entrepreneur heading his own studio; and he’s contributed design work, writing, art, soundtrack music, and programming to many more titles ranging from Facebook games to single-player games 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. His book, "A Theory of Fun for Game Design is one of the undisputed classics in the games field and was recently revised for a 10th anniversary edition. In 2012, he was named an Online Game Legend at the Game Developers Conference Online.

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CEO at Playable Worlds, Game Designer, Author of "A Theory of Fun" & Online Community Expert

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Raph Koster Biography

Raph Koster, CEO of Playable Worlds Inc., 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; a venture-backed entrepreneur heading his own studio; and he’s contributed design work, writing, art, soundtrack music, and programming to many more titles ranging from Facebook games to single-player games 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. His book, "A Theory of Fun for Game Design is one of the undisputed classics in the games field and was recently revised for a 10th anniversary edition. In 2012, he was named an Online Game Legend at the Game Developers Conference Online.

Raph Koster Videos

  • Interview: Raph Koster on The Metaverse
    If you're a fan of online worlds, MMORPGs, or social media, chances are you've heard the term Metaverse a lot lately, even if it may not ...
  • Feedback Loops for Product Leaders - with Raph Koster
    Modern product leaders need to think about systems, and feedback loops, not just product features.
  • Raph Koster and Jon Radoff talk about the Metaverse
    The inaugural fireside chat from Building the Metaverse, where I'll be speaking with thought-leaders, game-makers and metaverse-builders.

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  • How to book Raph Koster?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Raph Koster for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Raph Koster, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Raph Koster or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Raph Koster?

    Booking fees for Raph Koster, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Raph Koster, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Raph Koster?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Raph Koster for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Raph Koster for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Raph Koster or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Raph Koster or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Raph Koster is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Raph Koster for your event is available upon request. Raph Koster generally travels from San Diego, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Matthew Ball, Benoit Pagotto, Brenda Louise Romero, Eugene Capon and Sharon Gai. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Raph Koster for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Raph Koster Speaker Videos

  • Interview: Raph Koster on The Metaverse
    If you're a fan of online worlds, MMORPGs, or social media, chances are you've heard the term Metaverse a lot lately, even if it may not ...
    Feedback Loops for Product Leaders - with Raph Koster
    Modern product leaders need to think about systems, and feedback loops, not just product features.
  • Raph Koster and Jon Radoff talk about the Metaverse
    The inaugural fireside chat from Building the Metaverse, where I'll be speaking with thought-leaders, game-makers and metaverse-builders.
    NYFA Guest Speaker Series: Raph Koster

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