University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Richard Vogel Papers



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Vogel, Richard
Title: Richard Vogel Papers
Abstract: The collection focuses on notes and correspondence related to the development of Ultima Online, published copies of games Vogel has worked on as well as material gathered at conferences and other industry events.
Accession No.: 2009-065
Accession No.: 2010-013
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

After serving as Senior Producer of Meridian 59 at 3DO, Richard Vogel joined Origin Systems, Inc. in 1997 and served as Senior Producer of Ultima Online. Vogel then formed the Austin branch of Sony Online Entertainment and helped develop and launch Star Wars: Galaxies in 2003. Vogel is currently Vice President of Product Development at Bioware Austin where he has developed such popular titles as Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2.


Scope and Contents

The collection focuses on notes and correspondence related to the development of Ultima Online, published copies of games Vogel has worked on as well as material gathered at conferences and other industry events.

Videogame Archives


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Restricted access.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Vogel, Richard
Subjects (Organizations)
3DO (Firm)
Origin Systems, Inc.
Sony Online Entertainment
Bioware Corp.
Subjects
Video games
Video games--Collectibles
Video games--Design
Video games--Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Video games industry
Video games--Social aspects

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Richard Vogel Papers, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Matthew McKinley, February 2010.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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Not in Boxes Hardware
Sony PS2
Microsoft XBOX
Microsoft XBOX 360 Controller
Microsoft XBOX 360 Arcade Gamestick
Published Games
Ultima Online (Origin), 1997
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind (Bethesda Software, Inc.), 2002
Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun Platinum Edition (Westwood Studios), 1999
Age of Empires III (Ensemble/Microsoft Game Studios), 2005
Includes "making of" DVD, Poster, Book Art of Empires
Roller Coaster Tycoon (Atari), 2004
The Bard's Tale (Electronic Arts/Interplay), 1985
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2010-013/1 Notes and Correspondence related to development of Ultima Online (2 large notebooks)
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2010-013/2 Conferences/Events
Flyers and Informational Cards
Mu: Continent of Legend MMORPG
Tabula Rasa (NC Soft), 2004
Intel (employment info)
Reflexive Entertainment (employment info)
Microsoft @ GDC , 2005
Ballistics Publishing
Sony Interactive Studios America, 1997
Publications and Programs
E3 Show Daily, 12 May 2004
Multimedia World, August 1995
Austin GDC Roadtrip Conference Program, 1999
Computer Game Developers' Conference Program, 1997
Promotional Items and Ephemera
Tabula Rasa Triskelion enhanced CD (NC Soft), 2004
AOL Games Brochure, 2004?
Titan Quest demo CD (Iron Lore/THQ), 2006
PlanetSide beta CD (Sony Online Entertainment)
Everquest Online Adventures beta CD (Sony Online Entertainment)
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2010-013/3 Artifacts
2 soft Playstation balls
Soft PhysX by Ageia ball
City of Heroes collectible card game Battle Pack
GDC 2008 playing cards
2 Pirates of the Caribbean Online "Pirate's Gold" pieces (E3), 2006
Shadowbane Zippo brand lighter in metal case
Sword pin
Motorola light necklace
Premier Search, Inc. Yo-Yo
Dungeons & Dragons Online Polyhedral Die set
GDC 2005 "Recovery Kit"
Tech Excel "Exec-U-Flipz" toy
Bag of 7 promotional pins
Cryptic Studios Custom playing cards
Puzzle Pirates playing cards
Magazines (from 2009-065 accession)
AV Video, April 1996
Multimedia Producer, May 1996
Computer Player, 1996
The Cursor, Summer 1997
The Red Herring, June 1997
Consumer Reports, April 2001
Time, May 23, 2005
Intel Visual Adrenaline, 2008
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2009-065/1 BusinessWeek
Dec 23, 1996
Dec 7, 1998
July 13, 1998
March 11, 2002
May 1, 2006
Computer Games (Strategy Plus)
#78, May 1997
#81, Aug. 1997
#104, July 1999
#138, May 2002
#151, June 2003
#152, July 2003
#161, April 2004
#165, Aug. 2004
Game Informer
#134, June 2004
#144, April 2005
Electronic Gaming Monthly
#65, Dec. 1994
#78, Jan. 1996
Next Generation / NextGen
#10, Oct. 1995
#12, Dec. 1995
#14, Oct. 1996
#15, March 1996
#16, April 1996
#18, June 1996
#19, July 1996
#22, Oct. 1996
#24, Dec. 1996
#26, Feb. 1997
#28, April 1997
#30, June 1997
#31, July 1997
#32, Aug. 1997
[Special E3 Edition], June 1998
#45, Sep. 1998
(NextGen), June 2000
(NextGen), May 2001
Wired
4.06, June 1996
4.08, Aug 1996
9.05, May 2001
11.01, Jan 2003
13.08, Aug 2005
14.04, April 2006
14.09, Sep 2006
15.09, Sep. 2007
Scenarios: Special Wired Edition
Game Developer
Volume 4
[April - Dec 1997, #1 - #12, April/May joint issue, missing #1, #4, #6, #7]
Volume 5
[Jan - Dec 1998, #1 - #13, #12 is "Buyer's Guide 1999", 2 copies of #13]
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2009-065/2 Volume 6
[Jan - Dec 1999, #1 - #12, missing #1, #5, #6]
Volume 7
[Jan - Dec 2000, #1 - #12, missing #2, #8]
Volume 8
[Jan - Dec 2001, #1 - #12, missing #4, #12]
Volume 9
[Jan - Dec 2002, #1 - #12]
Volume 10
[Jan - Dec 2003, #1 - #12]
Volume 11
[Jan - Dec 2004, #1 - #11, June/July joint issue]
Volume 12
[Jan - Dec 2005, #1 - #11, June/July joint issue]
Volume 13
[Jan - Dec 2006, #1 - #11, 2 copies of #4, June/July joint issue]
Volume 14
[Jan - Dec 2007, #1 - #11, June/July joint issue]
Volume 15
[Jan - Dec 2008, #1 - #11, #1, #2, #3, #8 only]
Computer Gaming World / Games for Windows
1996
[#142, #148]
1997
[#152, #154, #155, #156, #158, #161]
1998
[#171]
1999
[#176, #184]
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2009-065/3 2000
[#191]
2002
[#213, #214, #217, #219]
2003
[#222, #223, #224, #225, #228 (2 copies)]
2004
[#237, #239, #240, #242, #245]
2005
[Jan - Dec, #247-#257, July/August joint issue]
2006
[Jan - Oct, #258 - #267, missing #260]
(Games for Windows)
[#1 (December 2006), #2-#4, #7 (2007)]
PC Gamer
Volume 2
[#12]
Volume 3
[#5, #6, #8, #12]
Volume 4
[#4 - #9, #12]
Volume 5
[#2, #3, #6 - #10, #12]
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2009-065/4 Volume 6
[#1, #6, #7, #8]
Volume 7
[#6, #7, #12]
Volume 8
[#2, #3, #11, #12, #13]
Volume 9
[#1, #3, #4, #6, #7, #9]
Volume 10
[#3, #6, #12]
Volume 11
[#1, #3 - #5, #8, #10]
Volume 12
[#1 - #13]
Volume 13
[#1-#13, missing #4]
Volume 14
[#1 - #3, #7 - #9, #11, #13]
Volume 15
[#1, #2, #4 - #6, #11]
PC Games
Volume 4, #5 (2 copies), (May/June 1997)
Volume 5, #6, (July/August 1998)
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2.116/OD1440 Posters
Skies, 1998