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Wizard101 (W101)
KingsIsle Entertainment | Play Now
MMORPG | Setting:Fantasy | Status:Final  (rel 09/02/08)  | Pub:KingsIsle Entertainment
PVP:Yes | Distribution:Download | Retail Price:n/a | Pay Type:Free | Monthly Fee:$09.95
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J. Todd Coleman Interview

Posted by Jon Wood on Jul 06, 2009  | Comments

J. Todd Coleman Interview - Wizard 101 Correspondent Gabe Pursel recently asked a number of questions of KingsIsle Entertainment Executive Director J. Todd Coleman about their magic-filled MMO Wizard 101.

Gabe Pursel:

What exactly do you do with Wizard101?

J. Todd Coleman:

Well, I sort of made it up... the initial idea, that is. The concept for Wizard101 came out of a series of conversations between myself and Josef Hall (our Director of Technology.) Technically, I am the "Director" of Wizard101, which means that I own the creative vision, and the management of both the development team and game service.

Over the last few years, I have been involved in just about every aspect of the game's development: high concept, game design, engineering (scheduling, that is - I'm not a programmer), customer support, marketing, pricing, operations, etc. At the end of the day, my job was to build a strong team, manage the creation of the game, and take it to market successfully. (That said, step one is the real trick. If you hire amazing people, everything else is easy.)

Oh yeah, and I also get to make up cool monsters, like Ninja Pigs and Humongofrogs.

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