Tag Archives: Portalarium
Mon, Apr 08, 2013 | 02:50 BST
The Kickstarter campaign for Richard Garriott’s new social RPG Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues has ended. The crowdfunding drive was more than successful, pulling in $1,919,275 – close to twice its goal of $1 million. 22,322 backers ponied up at an average of $85 each, significantly higher than the typical US RRP of a new release. If you include pledges made directly through the game’s website, the total is .$2,050,509 and climbing. Forsaken Virtues is the first of five planned annual episodes in the RPG series, due in October 2014 on Linux, Mac and PC.
Thu, Mar 28, 2013 | 01:54 GMT
Portalrium has added new reward tiers and bonus goodies to its Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues Kickstarter. There is now an $80 tier to bridge the gap between $60 and $100, and more options at lower and higher tiers. All tiers above $25 include a unique teachable emote, and many tiers have had extra bonuses added to them, including access to future episodes, credit in-game, and more. Visit Kickstarter for all the details.
Tue, Mar 19, 2013 | 12:47 GMT
Richard Garriot’s Shroud of the Avatar Kickstarter campaign has succeeded, making $1,025,824
of its of $1,000,000 goal with 19 days left spare. The developer has now added stretch goals into the mix.
Sat, Mar 16, 2013 | 14:43 GMT
Dragonlance author Tracy Raye Hickman has joined the Shroud of the Avatar team as its lead story designer. He is also the author of series and worlds such as Deathgate Cycle, the Annals of Drakis and ‘Wayne of Gotham’. Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues is being funded by Kickstarter by Richard Garriott’s Portalarium, Inc. The team is seeking $1,000,000 and it look as though 13,924 backers have almost helped the team achieve its goal: $923,896 has been pledged with 22 days left on the clock. A video of Hickman discussing his involvement is below.
Mon, Mar 11, 2013 | 00:35 GMT
Richard Garriott has offered some clarification on how Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues can be both a rich-single player experience and part of a persistent online world.
Fri, Mar 08, 2013 | 16:21 GMT
Sun, Mar 03, 2013 | 22:35 GMT
Richard Garriott is teasing a reveal later this week, with all signs pointing to a crowd-funded project inspired by his influential RPG series, Ultima.
Sat, Sep 08, 2012 | 20:05 BST
Ultimate Collector, Portalarium’s collecting game from the mind of Ultima Online’s Richard Garriott, will be backed by Zynga. The social game which has users running all over the place to collect items to display in their virtual homes will launch on the Zynga Platform. Ultimate Collector is currently in limited beta on Facebook. Thanks, Massively.
Wed, Jul 11, 2012 | 00:21 BST
Wed, Jun 27, 2012 | 08:51 BST
During its Zynga Unleashed event today, Zynga announced a new social multiplayer platform called Zynga With Friends. The platform will include live, synchronous multiplayer which can be accessed across all platforms which support the firm’s titles. It also announced its next “Ville” which is just titled The Ville.
Tue, Jun 12, 2012 | 23:09 BST
Richard Garriott, creator of the popular RPG series Ultima, claims that his new social gaming project can be viewed as a spritual successor to his previous works.
Wed, Dec 07, 2011 | 23:33 GMT
Tue, Nov 01, 2011 | 22:40 GMT
Richard “Lord British” Garriott has warned that success can blind games companies to the shifting of paradigms.
Fri, Mar 11, 2011 | 06:18 GMT
Ultima Online and Tabula Rasa designer Richard Garriott has said social gaming is the next era, but that developers need to beware of under-estimating – or even overcomplicating – social games.
Tue, Feb 15, 2011 | 21:54 GMT
Richard Garriott is of the belief that there’s a lot of junk out there for the social gaming crowd, however, a few companies are making real money “in a big way so they deserve their high valuation by all means.”
Wed, Feb 17, 2010 | 21:36 GMT
Richard Garriott has announced that he is to return to the gaming sphere with Portalarium.