Legends of Kesmai
Second Intro Screen from Original Legends of Kesmai Game

Overview

Legends of Kesmai (aka LoK or Legends) is a community oriented, multi-player, role playing game. Legends is set in a fantasy world centered around the Island of Kesmai where wizards, thaumaturges, fighters, knights, martial artists, and thieves band together to explore and face the many dangers of the island and the surrounding lands with the use of magic, prowess, and pure brute strength.

It is a combat oriented game that emphasizes tactical challenges. There is no single objective to the game; the game is open-ended. Players pursue various ambitions: skill, discovery, adventure, wealth, power, and ability to help others; often pursuing these ambitions over several characters' lifetimes. The game has proven to be enormously compelling.

Kesmai Studios Logo

Development History

Legends of Kesmai (LoK) was among the first successful graphical multi-player online role-playing games. It was based on a slightly stripped down version of Islands of Kesmai and was available for play at America Online as well as offered free to users of Compuserve and a now defunct site called GameStorm. Prior to that, Kesmai Corporation ran a long open beta for the game, as well as hosting the game for a short period of time in the mid 90's. In 1999 Electronic Arts bought Kesmai Corporation and in 2001 shut down LoK.

Kesmai Studios

Art Direction:
Bob Frizzell
Artists:
Stephen Templeton
Greg Grimsby
Dan Cruger
Steve Ogden
Mike Uriss
Janine Wilson
Sound Direction:
Dan Bernstein
Sound Design:
Brad Derrick
Seth Guterman
Tom Dulan
Sound Programming:
Nate Burgess
Producer:
Nick Laiacona
Lead Programmer:
Tim Sanders
Programmers:
Randy Eichman
Tom Laudeman
Paul Suggs
Dave Weinstein
Product Support:
Diana Eichman
Quality Assurance:
Rea Klosky
Editorial Manager:
Tom Dulan
On-Line Manual:
Keith Arnett
First Intro Screen from Original Legends of Kesmai Game
Third Intro Screen from Original Legends of Kesmai Game

Character Classes

Lands

Languages

Lore

Magic Spells

See the Magic Spells page.

Items

See the Items page.

Quests

See the Quests page.

Creatures

See the Creatures page.

Time

Sun Cycle

Moon Phases

Interface

See the Interface page.

Commands

See the Commands page.

Slang

See the Slang page.

See Also

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