Executive Producer, Portalarium
Starr Long has been making video games for twenty-five years, partnering with visionaries like Richard Garriott and Lane Merrifield. Starr started his career at the legendary studio Origin Systems, where he was the director of Ultima Online, the longest running MMO in history. In 2010, UO was inducted into the Online Game Developers Conference Hall of Fame, the first MMO to be so honored. In 2000 Starr co-founded Destination Games with Richard and Robert Garriott, and later that year it was acquired by NCsoft. Starr was named one of the Top 20 Most Influential People in the Massively Multiplayer Online Industry in 2008 by Beckett Massive Online Gamer Magazine. Starr joined The Walt Disney Company as an executive producer in 2009, where he produced the Disney Parent App for Facebook, 8 mini-games in Club Penguin, Club Penguin mobile 1.0, 5 Educational Game apps for iOS and the Disney Connected Learning Platform. In early 2013, Starr formed Stellar Effect and later that year Starr joined Portalarium to work on Shroud of the Avatar, currently the second highest crowd funded videogame ever.
More and more game developers are pushing community engagement earlier and earlier in the process of game development. Traditional game development consists of the developer working behind closed doors on their vision. Periodically, and in very controlled circumstances, the customers can see the work in progress but that is mostly elaborate trailers, often not even […]