Teaching and Research
Professor Richard Bartle FRSA (part-time)
Senior Lecturer & Visiting Professor
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Dr Richard A. Bartle is Senior Lecturer and Visiting Professor of Computer Game Design at the University of Essex, UK. He is best known for having co-written in 1978 the first virtual world, MUD, and for his 1996 Player Types model which has seen widespread adoption by the MMO industry. His 2003 book, "Designing Virtual Worlds", is the standard text on the subject, and he is an influential writer on all aspects of MMO design and development. In 2010, he was the first recipient of the prestigious GDC "Online Game Legend" award.
BSc Hons (1st class) Computer Science, Essex University, 1981.
PhD Artificial Intelligence, Essex University, 1988.
Virtual worlds (game worlds, social worlds): all aspects of these.
Computer Game design.
Computer Games design as an art form.
Computer Games and society, especially governance, the law and human rights.
CE217: Game Design.
CE317: Virtual Worlds.
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