Richard Garriott’s Kickstarter closes at double requested amount

Shroud of the Avatar

By on April 8, 2013 at 10:40 am

Ultima creator Richard Garriott’s Kickstarter for a new RPG, Shroud of the Avatar, has closed at $2,049,849 — double the requested amount of $1 million. The final amount includes $130,000 of non-Kickstarter pledges garnered through the official site.

Stretch goals reached during the drive include a pets system, new shipping and naval exploration areas as well as a new island, a serialised Tracy Hickman novel, and castles and keeps for players to take and fight over in PVP.

The current launch window is pegged for October 2014, with four more games to be released annually. It will launch under a pay-to-play model, with no subscription required.

Source: Kickstarter, my credit card

3 comments (Leave your own)

so many suckers….

prob get flamed but i got burnt with Tabula rasa

 

jonlee:
so many suckers….

prob get flamed but i got burnt with Tabula rasa

Everything he has touched since original Ultima Online has been trash, the guy is everything that’s wrong with the gaming industry.

I’m waiting for the Garriott/Mcquaid/Molyneux team up where gamers just pay them $200 to be sent a beer can full of fresh poo.

 

Reading ‘what is Shroud of the Avatar’:

Storylines integrated into gameplay? Every RPG has that.

2. Choices have consequences, ethical paradoxes give them pause, and they weave their own story? Been done.

3. + 4. Offline or online with 40 hours of main storyline, sounds like a dungeon siege game or an ARPG like Diablo 2.

5. Unity for a game like this?

6. Uncommon mechanics but good ones nonetheless.

6. 40 hours of ‘main storyline’ content with 5 episodes of the game? Or is that across ALL the episodes? 40 hours of ‘main storyline’ content means either: It’ll be garbage, the side quests will be lacklustre, or it’s across all 5 episodes.

7. People don’t usually sub for games like this anyway (such as Borderlands 2), although I suppose that’s nice to hear?

What I’m hearing isn’t exciting me but as always I’d love to be proven wrong and the game turn out great.

 
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