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Demos that Walk the Walk

by Scapes

Many different elements go into creating, prepping, and delivering a FUN demo experience, and GDC 2011 was no exception. At En Masse Entertainment we aim for every demo to match TERA's high level of excitement and fun. Here are some points I keep...

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Rebooting Elleon's Twitter Story (Or, "What's In a Name?")

by Scapes

When I looked at my computer's inbox this morning, something dawned on me:

The sun never sets on TERA!

Talk about a global game--at any moment of the day, someone in North America, Asia, or Europe is working on TERA. The timestamps on the emails...

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Experiencing TERA's Korean Launch

by Scapes

I've taken part in many game launches over my twelve years in the industry, and each was exciting and monumental in its own way. I can tell you, however, that I have never been a part of a launch as packed with personal anticipation as the launch...

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Words Have Meaning and Names Have Power

by Scapes

One of the most important things about a game is the realism of names. We have naming guides for the player races—and those serve us well—but monsters are a different story. Monsters are the most interacted with component of a game world outside...

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All-You-Can-Craft

by Scapes

I reached Velika for the first time with my lovely castanic slayer. But by that point, my inventory was filled to the brim. It’s a bit embarrassing to admit, but the fact that there are no trash items in TERA is both a curse and a blessing to me....

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The Team That Plays Together Stays Together

by Scapes

When you manage a team of nine or so writers, it's easy to get bogged down in the day-to-day tasks and forget to make time for team building. But for a group of creative people collaborating intensely, trust is key to happiness and productivity....

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One Year and Counting...

by Scapes

En Masse was established about a year ago, and this being the first anniversary of the company's founding, I had the notion to write a bit about our progress.

To take you back to the beginning, we started off in a temp office in the South Lake...

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Happy Holidays from Brian Knox!

by Scapes

Greetings, future TERA players!

It is that time of year when one looks back and reflects upon all that has happened, and gets a chance to play the many great games that come out for the holidays. For me personally, it has been a hell of a first...

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Discovering TERA-tories by Foot, Hoof, and Flight

by Scapes

MMOs are known for their giant worlds and TERA is no exception.

I often spend time wandering around to discover new areas and occasionally poking around where I shouldn't. Sometimes my discoveries end in death, but that doesn’t deter my...

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