‘Ultima’ creator wants to ‘reinvent’ the genre with new fantasy RPG


Kickstarter is becoming the go to place for well-known video game developers looking to return to their roots, and Ultima creator Richard Garriott is the latest to join that group. Garriott — also known as Lord British — has launched a campaign to fund a role playing game called Shroud of the Avatar, a title he believes will “reinvent the classic fantasy role-playing experience.”

The game, which is slated for release on PC, Mac, and Linux, will be playable both online and off, but Garriott is aiming for a more intimate experience than games like World of Warcraft. “We find that ten thousand people in a virtual world are ten thousand strangers running around past you that you, frankly, ignore anyway,” he told Polygon. “We really want…

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