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An "epic" Shroud of the Avatar update this week revealed that Portalarium is making significant changes to its pledge tiers and store offerings. These changes include the ability to obtain more than one character per account, two additional pledge tiers, and a stretch goal store with horse mounts....

June 8th 2014 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Led by Ultima creator Richard Garriott, indie developer Portalarium released a new update video for Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues detailing the game's progress over the past six months. The 25-minute video covers the scenic towns of Kingsport and Owl's Head, dipping into the types of home...

November 4th 2013 at 12:45pm 0 Comments
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Go ahead -- make my MMO. And here you thought this phrase only worked when interrupting a robbery! What was a unique phenomenon in the not-too-distant past has become an increasingly popular trend: crowdfunding new MMOs. Whether they're using the Kickstarter funding platform or another, more and mo...

June 29th 2013 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Richard Garriott's fantasy RPG project Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues saw its Kickstarter campaign end this morning after having received $1,919,275 in funding support. The Ultima-like game reached a number of stretch goals after its initial $1 million goal was realized, granting the final...

April 7th 2013 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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The Portalarium team has heard the many, many questions that potential players and Kickstarter backers have about Shroud of the Avatar's player housing system, and so they have released a video to help clear up several of the details. Houses in Shroud of the Avatar are purchased with in-game cur...

March 22nd 2013 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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Lord British's Shroud of the Avatar Kickstarter project has officially surpassed its $1 million funding goal with 19 days to go. That means stretch goals and bonus rewards, and the project website has been updated with a listing that includes a pet system (both social- and combat-focused) and sea...

March 19th 2013 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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If you were a fan of fantasy games in the 1980s, you know Richard Garriott from the Ultima series. (Our younger readers are more familiar with him as someone who went to space.) Odds are good that you were also familiar with Tracy Hickman, co-author of the popular Dragonlance novels during the '8...

March 15th 2013 at 6:30pm 0 Comments
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Richard Garriott has been to space, but his upcoming game, Shroud of the Avatar, is not in space. It is on Kickstarter, and according to Garriott himself in a recent interview, that's because it allows him to release a game without oversight. Garriott claims that the unnamed games he's released t...

March 13th 2013 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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As Richard Garriott's Shroud of the Avatar Kickstarter campaign continues, the team has posted an update on a few topics that in no way have to do with the recent SimCity kerfuffle. The post states that the team is creating an offline version of the game for those who prefer that style (or find...

March 12th 2013 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Richard Garriott's recent Shroud of the Avatar announcement was greeted with both huzzahs and catcalls (though the former seem to outnumber the latter if the project's current Kickstarter numbers are any indication). Now that Lord British has spent the weekend answering questions via livestream...

March 11th 2013 at 11:00am 0 Comments