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Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic – how Mass Effect developers Bioware made the most influential Star Wars game

The latest issue of Retro Gamer magazine takes a closer look at one of the greatest video games to bear the Star Wars name: Star Wars: Knights Of Old Republic (KOTOR).

Former Bioware developers Greg Zeschuk, James Ohlen and Drew Karpyshyn reveal every aspect of game design in this 10-page in-depth feature. This includes how we got requests to work on a new Star Wars RPG while our wrapping team was busy working on it. From their acclaimed RPG Neverwinter Nights. Greg Zeschuk also noted that “there was an option to play between Episode V and Episode VI, or in prehistoric times thousands of years before the movie came out.”

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The team goes on to explain why they chose to work on the Xbox version rather than the PC (even though both formats went head-to-head during development) and how the writing team manages the many playable characters. It also discusses the influence of KOTOR in later games from Bioware and other developers and how it led to the hit games Dragon Age and Old Republic.

In addition to our excellent KOTOR coverage, Retro Gamer Issue 202 also includes an interview with Mev Dinc about the explosive helicopter shmup Tiger Heli, Super Mario Kart replica Street Racer, and an exclusive interview with Arc’s president, Minoru Kidooka. system works. We also pay tribute to Namco’s brilliant arcade blaster Time Crisis, interview videographer Big Boy Barry, and visit some of the game’s greatest destinations, including Midgar and Novigrad. There are more, of course, but you’ll have to read the magazine to know that.

The story of Star Wars: Knights Of Old Republic can be found in the latest issue of Retro Gamer magazine, and is currently available at every newspaper outlet in the UK. KOTOR fans in the US can subscribe to the digital edition of Retro Gamer for just $9 in three editions.


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Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic – how Mass Effect developers Bioware made the most influential Star Wars game

The latest issue of Retro Gamer magazine features an in-depth look at Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic (KOTOR), arguably one of the greatest videogames to feature the Star Wars name.
Ex-Bioware developers Greg Zeschuk, James Ohlen and Drew Karpyshyn reveal every aspect of the game’s design in our exhaustive 10-page feature, including how they got a call out of the blue to work on a new Star Wars RPG while the team was wrapping up work on its acclaimed RPG, Neverwinter Nights. They also reveal the freedom they had working on the game with Greg Zeschuk revealing that, “we were given the option of setting it either between Episode V and Episode VI or in the pre-history thousands of years before the movies.”
Read more great retro features in Retro Gamer magazine
(Image credit: Future)
Retro Gamer magazine delivers amazing features and developer interviews about history’s best games every month, and you can save up to 57% on a print and digital subscription right now.
The team goes on to explain why they chose to work on the Xbox version over the PC (despite both formats being neck and neck during development) and how the writing team managed the large roster of playable characters. There’s also talk of the influence of KOTOR in later games, from Bioware and other developers, and how it led to the popular games, Dragon Age and The Old Republic.
In addition to our excellent KOTOR coverage, issue 202 of Retro Gamer also features a look at the explosive helicoptor shmup, Tiger Heli, an interview with Mev Dinc about the Super Mario Kart clone, Street Racer, as well as an exclusive interview with Minoru Kidooka, the president of Arc System Works. We also pay tribute to Namco’s excellent arcade blaster, Time Crisis, interview videator Big Boy Barry and revisit some of gaming’s greatest destinations, including Midgar and Novigrad. There’s much more of course, but you’ll have to read the magazine to find out.
The story of Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic is in the latest issue of Retro Gamer magazine which is on sale now in all good UK newsagents. KOTOR fans based in the US can subscribe to the digital edition of Retro Gamer for as little as $9 for three issues.

#Star #Wars #Knights #Republic #Mass #Effect #developers #Bioware #influential #Star #Wars #game

Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic – how Mass Effect developers Bioware made the most influential Star Wars game

The latest issue of Retro Gamer magazine features an in-depth look at Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic (KOTOR), arguably one of the greatest videogames to feature the Star Wars name.
Ex-Bioware developers Greg Zeschuk, James Ohlen and Drew Karpyshyn reveal every aspect of the game’s design in our exhaustive 10-page feature, including how they got a call out of the blue to work on a new Star Wars RPG while the team was wrapping up work on its acclaimed RPG, Neverwinter Nights. They also reveal the freedom they had working on the game with Greg Zeschuk revealing that, “we were given the option of setting it either between Episode V and Episode VI or in the pre-history thousands of years before the movies.”
Read more great retro features in Retro Gamer magazine
(Image credit: Future)
Retro Gamer magazine delivers amazing features and developer interviews about history’s best games every month, and you can save up to 57% on a print and digital subscription right now.
The team goes on to explain why they chose to work on the Xbox version over the PC (despite both formats being neck and neck during development) and how the writing team managed the large roster of playable characters. There’s also talk of the influence of KOTOR in later games, from Bioware and other developers, and how it led to the popular games, Dragon Age and The Old Republic.
In addition to our excellent KOTOR coverage, issue 202 of Retro Gamer also features a look at the explosive helicoptor shmup, Tiger Heli, an interview with Mev Dinc about the Super Mario Kart clone, Street Racer, as well as an exclusive interview with Minoru Kidooka, the president of Arc System Works. We also pay tribute to Namco’s excellent arcade blaster, Time Crisis, interview videator Big Boy Barry and revisit some of gaming’s greatest destinations, including Midgar and Novigrad. There’s much more of course, but you’ll have to read the magazine to find out.
The story of Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic is in the latest issue of Retro Gamer magazine which is on sale now in all good UK newsagents. KOTOR fans based in the US can subscribe to the digital edition of Retro Gamer for as little as $9 for three issues.

#Star #Wars #Knights #Republic #Mass #Effect #developers #Bioware #influential #Star #Wars #game


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