Richard Garriott’s Shroud of the Avatar Kickstarter Reaches $1 Million Goal
That too with 19 days to spare.
Shroud of the Avatar, headed by legendary game design and creator of the Ultima series Richard “Lord British” Garriott, has reached its Kickstarter goal of $1 million with 18 days to spare for the campaign’s completion.
So far, 15,188 backers has pledged more than $1,055,400 to the Kickstarter campaign and so the game will be receiving stretch goals to accomodate them. The next goal is $1.1 million which will add pets to the mix for players. $1.2 million means a seasonal weather system will also make its way into the game.
The game itself will be releasing first for PC but will arrive on Mac, Linux and tablets later as well. Though not necessarily a follow-up to Ultima, Shroud of the Avatar will be in the same vein. It will feature a single player campaign but also have online features within a persistent world.
Garriott for his part described it as “the antithesis of what people have been doing with MMOs these last few years”, of which it is the first part. Look out for the game next year in Spring.