Richard Garriott honoredRichard Garriott will soon be honored again for his contributions to the gaming industry. This time, it's a Lifetime Achievement Award to be presented at the 6th Annual Game Developer's Choice Awards on March 22 in San Jose.

A recent inductee into the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences' Hall of Fame, Garriott was the co-founder of Origin Systems and the creator of Ultima--long considered the blueprint of contemporary MMORPGs. He is currently an executive producer at NCsoft, and is working on Tabula Rasa, an MMO set for release in October.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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