Richard Garriot

Lord British's Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues headed to Kickstarter

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Ultima creator Richard "Lord British" Garriott has announced his next game. It's Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues, an episodic RPG with a name that makes just as much sense if you randomly reorder all the words in it. It's being built in Unity by a team of about 12, Portalarium, and hopes to build on the traits that made Ultima famous. That means there's no class system to constrain your character. Your avatar can become an adventurer, a farmer or a frontiersman and participate in an "overarching story" that's "woven into the player experience." You can expand that story over time by buying future episodes.

Play Ultima 4 in your browser

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One man has ported RPG classic Ultima IV into flash in its entirety, which means anybody can play the game all the way through, straight from any web browser.