2001 September – 2002 September
Next Generation MMORPG Research and Development
Rather than take the standard approach to MMORPGs, we experimented with different ideas that might appeal more to the average consumer rather than the hardcore. In order to do this, we developed a no. of key technologies, including a natural-looking fractal landscape that generates itself on the fly, and also a detailed weather/planet climate simulator, which used changing data such as wind direction/speed, the passage of the sun, ground thermal induction rates, etc. to generate weather patterns for the game world.