The lights are on
Update: After less than two weeks, the latest project from Lord British has surpassed its $1 million funding goal.Of course, it doesn't end there. Stretch goals are planned in $100,000 increments, and 18 days are still left in the campaign.
Original Story: Richard Garriott (also known as Lord British) has announced his newest project called Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues.
Garriott calls the game a return to his first love of medieval fantasy harkening back to Ultima, which he says is "long overdue."
The game will be funded in part by Kickstarter, and it will contain both a single-player campaign and online multiplayer. In general, Garriott's company Portalarium says Shroud will focus more on developing your character and their story than grinding.
For more on Shroud of the Avatar – including its housing, the world, its non-class-based character system, "meaningful PvP," and more, check out the Kickstarter page or the game's homepage.
The game will come out for PC, Mac, and Linux, and is being planned for an October 2014 release.
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Awesome news! I have always been a fan of Richard Garriot's work. I have high hopes for this.
I will be watching this closely!
"Garriott calls the game a return to his first love of medieval fantasy harkening back to Ultima."
Make it more like Ultima VII or V and less like Ultima IX or VIII and i'm sold.
Most random name ever.
I won't ask for a Ultima VII remake, but something in the same spirit should work. This is particularly exciting news because Garriot is known for creating quality single-player campaigns/worlds.
Give an engrossing story and you're set.
looks pretty sweet
Totally called this in the rumor story haha that's crazy!
Alpha or not, that screenshot isn't incredibly promising.
We shall see, though.
Hope it's good.
I'm not a fan of the names of most of their games, but I'm loving the return to classics vibe.
Extremely excited. I just donated $500 to get a village home.
but why is it so ugly....
It's always the veterans trying to come back with Kickstarter with screens that don't look good