BioWare Mythic's Paul Barnett to deliver GDC China 2011 keynote address

Senior creative director for Warhammer Online to talk about online game development.

The upcoming Game Developers Conference China will be held from November 12 to 14 in the Shanghai Exhibition Center in Shanghai, China. The organizers recently announced that the keynote speaker for the event will be Paul Barnett, senior creative director of BioWare Mythic.

Paul Barnett helped design Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning.

His keynote address will be called "Global Reach and Local Limits – Paul's Personal Truths About Online Game Development," and it will be about how online play has affected game design in terms of geographic proximity and focusing on culture. Barnett's contributions to the game industry include developing Legends of Terris, the largest text-based game in Europe in 1995, and designing Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning.

Other highlights of GDC China include talks from Canabalt's Adam Saltsman and in-depth looks at iPhone titles Fruit Ninja and Doodle Jump. For more information on the last GDC-organized event, check out GameSpot's coverage of GDC Online.

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TheRealUku
TheRealUku

@trueepower44 , voiced as i would too , i would dream of seeing a Daoc 2 , as it is im playing Swtor , has good pvp potential given alot of the pvp section proggys n designers are X daoc/warhammer peeps. enjoying it so far. P.S (if for some miraculous reason i won the euromillions , i vow to spend half of it on getting Daoc 2 or something of that guise made! , it would be done right as i would want a return on it lol)

trueepower44
trueepower44

@Smackpwn, You are exactly right, it's sad that Mythic Entertainment had to drop to Warhammer standards after creating DAOC. DAOC was the best pvp game ever made then, and it is still the best pvp game ever to be created. Developers in the future that create pvp games need to take a look at camelot and understand the three fraction system, and everything that made that game great like also adding TOA. It's sad, but its reality. Hopefully, another company can step up in the future and produce a game like DAOC. It would be a crime to never see a DAOC 2. Just not right.

Daemoroth
Daemoroth

Paul's got a big mouth and a tiny brain. Never again will I listen to a word he says. I am terrified at the thought that he landed (kept) his job as a creative director at EA Mythic. Unless of course that means that they lock him in a room with a lot of paper and some crayons until the day is over.

BornGamer
BornGamer

Paul Barnett is the Billy Mays of the gaming industry. Except Billy had some credibility.

Smackpwn
Smackpwn

Once Warhammer online came out and everyone saw what a failure it was and paul barnett was, no one takes him seriously anymore, he and his company has become a joke, i miss the old mythic where DAOC was king of mmo's, now i cringe every time i hear the words "mythic entertainment"

danyjr
danyjr

Paul Barnett is a big liar and a marketing person only.

Guardsman485297
Guardsman485297

A collective failure somewhere, im sure, but still :( That game held promise...