Posts Tagged ‘lord-british’

British Invasion: Shroud Of The Avatar Raises $2 Million

By Adam Smith on April 8th, 2013.

Moneysplosion

Shortly after Torment: Tides of Numenumenumenuma-BATMAN claimed its title as the most-funded Kickstarter game in the short history of Kickstarted games, Richard Garriott’s definitely-not-an-Ultima sequel, Shroud of the Avatar has raised over two million dollars. The Kickstarter campaign, which had a one million dollar goal, finished just shy of doubling the target but direct pledges through the RPG’s website pushed it to a current total of $2,057,992, a figure which will almost certainly be out of date by the time you click on the link. Understandably, recent updates have been focused on clarifying and altering reward tiers, although as is increasingly common, I find the whole system cumbersome in the extreme. There were details about crafting last week though and some of that information is below.

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Revealed: Richard Garriott’s Massive Ultima Successor

By Nathan Grayson on March 8th, 2013.

Rounding out the Kickstarteriest week in gaming history, Richard “Lord British” Garriott has emerged from his castle of silence to reveal his oft-hinted-at Ultima spiritual successor, Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues. It’s chugging along quite nicely, too, already having charmed more than $300,000 (of a hopeful $1,000,000) out of wary wallets in a mere few hours. But how will it actually work? Sure, Garriott’s promising he’ll essentially combine single-player storylines and sandbox-y MMOs, but what does that entail? I recently met up with the ex-ruler of Britannia himself to see an early prototype of the game in action and find out all about his plans for world-building, questing, combat, real-estate, farming, and duck-economy-despising skeletons. All (and I do mean all) will be revealed after the break.

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Richard Garriott Wants To Rebuild Ultima

By Craig Pearson on November 11th, 2011.

REPLICANT!
Lord British, aka Richard Garriott, aka the creator of clasic RPG series Ultima: he’s been to space, which makes me instantly worry about him being some sort of replicant. It seems that since he’s been back on Earth he’s been pondering his next game. In a lenghty post on Facebook, he’s announced his intention to make the “Ultimate RPG”, distilling everything he’s learned in 36 years of game design into the new project, his New Britannia.
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Ultima’s Lord British Returns, Without Ultima

By Alec Meer on March 15th, 2011.

He doesn't look like this now. I'm not going to say what the main difference is. That would be very rude.

You can take the Lord British out of Ultima, but you can’t take the Ultima out of Lord British. Does that make sense? Probably not, but it sounded good, which is essentially the story of my career.

EA still jealously guards the Ultima license, despite not doing a whole lot with it outside of an only tangentially related free to play strategy game. However, it appears Ultima creator Richard Garriot has managed to personally retain the rights to sometime alter-ago and in-game ruler Lord British, which he now intends to use as the cornerstone of a new online game. “Lord British’s New Britannia” awaits…
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The Many Deaths Of Lord British

By Kieron Gillen on February 12th, 2008.

DIE, BRITISH, DIE!

I notice that PCG have reprinted a flirty little featurette which I wrote for them a couple of months back. Inspired by the Kill General British Tabula Rasa event, they asked me to run through a history of the popular sport of Killing Richard Garriott (in games). In it I say things like…

Ultima V: Time Kills
An easy one. The game is all about rescuing Lord British. Spend too long messing around, and eventually you’ll be told of the great man’s demise. What… I was meant to save you? Sorry, man: I was too busy baking this lovely bread.

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