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Wood: The Word of the Day is Adaptation

Posted Jan 21, 2010 by Jon Wood

Wood: The Word of the Day is Adaptation

MMORPG.com's Jon Wood focuses his column this week on the act of adapting an IP from books, TV, movies or anything else into an MMO and some of the changes that become necessary.

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I know I've been writing a lot about Star Trek Online these days but playing the beta and reading all of the comments that people have been posting, both positive and negative, has managed to get the creative juices flowing and so this week, my column will focus once again on thoughts inspired by Star Trek Online.

This week's topic is going to be: Adaptation. In the entertainment industry, that term has come to mean the movement of an IP from one medium to another. Most famously this tends to be novels or other book to movies, but it applies across the board and has started to filter more and more into the MMO industry as time has gone on and more and more developers are looking toward established IPs as a means of drawing attention (and more importantly, paying customers) to their virtual worlds.

Read The Word of the Day is Adaptation.

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