Text Games: an Interview with Robb French (Estarra)
Ben Gorlick recently interviewed Robb French, Producer of Lusternia from Iron Realms Entertainment, about his role as a producer at Iron Realms. During the interview French also discussed his history as a player and Goddess on the popular rpg text game Achaea and explains why Lusternia stands out as a uniquely interesting world.
Just before the turn of the new millennium, Robb French began his adventure in Iron Realms text game Achaea and experienced the first ever mortal transformation and ascension into becoming the Goddess Eris of Chaos as well as the building lead for the game for years to follow. This very experience, in an out of game sense, may have been the motivation behind French, nearly a decade or more later, taking his creativity to new horizons and expounding upon the creation of a multi-planar, high fantasy role-playing world called Lusternia. With years of creative writing under his belt, French takes his own imagined stories and characters into an interactive environment to make one of the most unique and fascinating text rpg games on the internet. This interview takes a close look at the history of Robb French as a gamer, the world he has created and the challenges he faces on a regular basis as a producer and developer of a text game. Enjoy!