Richard Garriott News

advertisement

Recent Tags

A history of video game funding

By Steven Wong, May 30, 2014 3:00pm PDT

Last week, Harmonix completed a Kickstarter campaign to develop a remake of the classic music and rhythm game, Amplitude for modern systems. There were close-calls, and for a while it seemed like the project wouldn't make its $775,000 goal. But a last minute push brought the...

READ MORE >

"Stories about the Tiberian Sun FMV stuff was fascinating to read. Friggin James Earl Jones as a ..."

- MercFox1 see all 7 comments

Shroud of the Avatar to put roleplaying back into RPGs, Garriott hopes

By Kat Bailey, Mar 13, 2013 11:00am PDT

Richard Garriott is not the first great designer to turn to Kickstarter as a means to fund his work. But while Shroud of the Avatar, his long-awaited return to game design, directly references the classic Ultima series, Garriott is banking on more than nostalgia.

READ MORE >

"I am excited about it, but the game play so far really looks generic. I did like Dragon's Dogma, ..."

- Ominous Prime see all 15 comments

Episodic content would alleviate 'mistakes' of MMOs, Ultima creator says

By Kat Bailey, Mar 13, 2013 9:00am PDT

Having been involved in role-playing games for so many years, starting with the Ultima games, Richard Garriott is quite qualified to discuss what is wrong with the genre. And one of the biggest mistakes being made by MMOs today is spending so much time and money on the game ...

READ MORE >

"Which is exactly what it needs to be, and I think that style of gaming is going to come back soon."

- HL3dsx see all 19 comments

Richard Garriott announces Shroud of the Avatar

By Steve Watts, Mar 08, 2013 10:00am PST

Richard Garriott's "Ultimate RPG" has been revealed, a spiritual successor to the Ultima series titled Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues. It's currently seeking crowd-funding via Kickstarter.

READ MORE >

"Sometimes, I say stuff as if I'm being serious, but I'm not, this was one of those times, I ..."

- one random winner see all 25 comments

Zynga publishing Garriott's 'Ultimate Collector'

By Steve Watts, Sep 07, 2012 9:35am PDT

Richard Garriott's first social game, Ultimate Collector, will be published by Zynga on Facebook.

READ MORE >

"They were smart to start the name of the game with "Ultima"te. Marketing smartasses."

- Metasparks see all 4 comments

Richard Garriott building 'New Britannia' iOS RPG

By Steve Watts, Jul 10, 2012 3:30pm PDT

Richard Garriott's company Portalarium has secured funding for two upcoming projects: a browser and mobile game called "Ultimate Collector," and his social RPG "New Britannia."

READ MORE >

"I still need to go back and play this game at some point. I heard there were some fan patches ..."

- Gwyndion see all 32 comments

EA denies Ultima Online talks with series creator Richard Garriott

By Xav de Matos, Dec 14, 2011 5:15pm PST

Though Richard Garriott, creator of the Ultima franchise, said he and EA were in talks regarding the fate of the franchise earlier this week, EA denies any conversations have occurred.

READ MORE >

"Diablo Online is more likely than Ultima Online at this point. I'd kill for an iso game from ..."

- TheMongbat see all 20 comments

Garriott 'in discussions' with EA about new Ultima

By Steve Watts, Dec 12, 2011 1:00pm PST

Game designer Richard Garriott talks about his current RPG project, his talks with EA about making it an Ultima project, and the legacy of the series living on whether his next game carries the name or not.

READ MORE >

"I still think UO is one of the best MMO's to date !!! :) I was an Alpha tester for the series ..."

- Dark Drakonis see all 59 comments

Richard Garriott awarded $32 million in NCSoft legal battle

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 26, 2011 9:45am PDT

NCSoft unsurprisingly appealed when it was ordered to pay Richard 'Lord British' Garriott $28 million in 2010, but Garriott has won the appeal too, and is now owed $32 million.

READ MORE >

"They should give it to him in NCSoft points, redeemable in any of NCSoft game's item stores. "

- cerealSAM2 see all 48 comments