GDC 2009: Mythic Entertainment’s Paul Barnett Shares Lessons Learned While Dazed and Confused in the MMO World

At the 2009 Game Developers Conference, Mythic Entertainment’s Paul Barnett, Senior Creative Director for Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning (WAR), will be bringing fellow games industry professionals his own special brand of insight into the world of MMO development. His presentation, entitled‘Dazed and Confused in the MMO World,’ will focus on what Barnett has learned in his extensive time in the games industry– from making his own games, to his history at Games Workshop, to the role he played in shaping the RvR battlefields of WAR.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 25– 4:00pm to 5:00pm

WHERE: Room 2007, West Hall

WHY: Hand waving, homemade pants, white sunglasses and offbeat insights.

Members of the media interested in talking to Paul Barnett during GDC should speak with the press contacts below. For more information on his session, visit: https://www.cmpevents.com/GD09/a.asp?option=C&V=11&SessID=8860

In addition to Paul Barnett’s presentation, Mythic Entertainment’s CTO Matt Shaw and Art Director Greg Grimsby will be giving a presentation entitled‘Creating a Great MMO: How Mythic Entertainment Solved Production Challenges using Autodesk Kynapse Middleware and 3ds Max on Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning’ on Thursday, March 26 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm in Room 3016, West Hall. For more information on this session, visit:

https://www.cmpevents.com/GD09/a.asp?option=C&V=11&SessID=9299

For more information about Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning and to download the 10-day free trial, visit: http://www.warhammeronline.com.

Based on the popular tabletop war game from Games Workshop, Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning features revolutionary Realm vs. Realm™ conflict that will provide players with an engaging battleground for years to come. Available now for PC, WAR is rated“T” for Teen by the ESRB.

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Eddiemae Jukes

TriplePoint

415-955-8500

eddiemae@triplepointpr.com

Scott Gamel

EA Public Relations

650-628-7286

sgamel@ea.com


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