Lord British, AKA Richard Garriott, isn’t as huge a name in the games industry as it was in the early 90′s. Fondly remembered for his work creating the Ultima series that spanned more than 10 games, many older PC gamers remember him bringing immersive RPG experiences on floppy disks. Other games on his resume include work on City of Heroes/Villians as well as the failed MMO Tabula Rasa.
His kickstarter campaign “Shroud of the Avatar: Forsake Virtues” goes back to his roots. A spiritual succesor to Ultima, the longest running RPG series ever, the game promises to “redefine what a fantasy role playing game can be”. Wanting to return to an “interactive literature” form of RPG story-telling and no hand-holding, gamers will be able to find their own adventures in a fully explorable world.
The campaign, ending today, finished at $1,919,275. This is almost double the $1,000,000 goal and goes past many of the stretch goals including pets, seasonal weather, monster taming, a prequel novel and an interview with infamous online critic Noah “Spoon” Antwiler, known for his massive video critique of Garriott’s Ultime series.
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