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In the News

JAN 16 ~ MassivelyOP: Shroud of the Avatar Explains Changes to Conversation Window & Locks

JAN 10 ~ MassivelyOP: Richard Garriott Publishes His Memoirs

JAN 9 ~ MassivelyOP: Shroud of the Avatar Previews the Visuals of Release 38

JAN 4 ~ MMOGames: Shroud of the Avatar is voted the Best Crowdfunded Game of 2016!

DEC 21 ~ Mmorpg: Columns: A New Hope

DEC 19 ~ Exploding Dice (Livestream Video): The DM Show with Special Guest: Richard Garriott

DEC 15 ~ MassivelyOP: Shroud of the Avatar Offers Up Release 37 Patch Notes

DEC 5 ~ MassivelyOP: Shroud of the Avatar Details Polish Coming To Upcoming Patch

DEC 1 ~ MMOGames: Shroud of the Avatar nominated for Best Crowdfunded Online Game of 2016

NOV 26 ~ MMO Examiner: Shroud of the Avatar Gets Festive Update

NOV 21 ~ MassivelyOP: Shroud of the Avatar Gets Gifty with Exchangeable Present Boxes

NOV 17 ~ MassivelyOP: Shroud of the Avatar Tackles Combat and Crafting in Today’s 36th Update

NOV 14 ~ MassivelyOP: Shroud of the Avatar on Tolkien Influences and Town Sieges

NOV 13 ~ Aggressive Comix: Shroud of the Avatar Early Access Review

NOV 12 ~ Cultured Vultures: Richard ‘Lord British’ Garriott Of Ultima & Shroud Of The Avatar

NOV 7 ~ MassivelyOP: Shroud of the Avatar previews yule, toilets, and a player-run bay

OCT 28 ~ MMO.IT (Italian): Shroud of the Avatar: Disponibile La Release 35

OCT 25 ~ Mein-MMO.de (German): Roving Encounters – Reisen durch die Welt werden spannender und gefährlicher

OCT 24 ~ Mmorpg.com: ‘Harvest’ Zone Shines in Autumnal Glory

OCT 4 ~ GameReactor: GDC Europe Interview: Lord British on the Virtues of Shroud of the Avatar

OCT 3 ~ Markee Dragon and the Museum of the Avatar

SEP 30 ~ Game Industry News: GIN Meets with Lord British, Richard Garriott

SEP 16 ~ MassivelyOP: Dragon Con 2016: Garriott Expounds on Shroud of the Avatar’s Farming, Food, and Fancy Footwork

SEP 13 ~ GameRoom Junkies Podcast with Richard Garriott at Dragon Con

SEP 12 ~ GameZone Interview: How Shroud of the Avatar is looking to change RPGs

SEP 8 ~ PC Gamer: Meet the bards whose dedication moved Lord British to tears

SEP 5 ~ MassivelyOP: Dragon Con: Richard Garriott Officiates at a Real-life Convention Wedding

AUG 23 ~ MassivelyOP: Shroud of the Avatar has crowdfunded over $10 Million

AUG 16 ~ Polygon: Shroud of the Avatar nears a ‘real life’ launch with stricter guidelines

AUG 16 ~ MassivelyOP: Second Day in Shroud of the Avatar

AUG 13 ~ MassivelyOP: Stepping into Shroud of the Avatar

JUL 22 ~ Rock Paper Shotgun’s 2016 RPG List

JUL 15 ~ Massively OP Picks Shroud as “Most Exciting Developments”

JUL 8 ~ MassivelyOP: Richard Garriott and Starr Long Are Literally Selling Their Blood for SotA

JUL 1 ~ MMORPG.com: Release 31: Nearly Move-in Ready?

APR 27 ~ MMORPG Previews: Release 30’s Big Changes

APR 25 ~ MMORPG: Release 29 – The Great Divide?

MAR 28 ~ MMORPG: Release 28 – Hard Work-Work

FEB 29 ~ MMORPG: Garrett Fuller – The Return of the Early MMO

FEB 18 ~ MassivelyOP: Outlaw Country Musician to Debut Album in Shroud of the Avatar

FEB 16 ~ Eurogamer: Country music’s Shooter Jennings will premiere new album inside Shroud of the Avatar

FEB 15 ~ GameSpot: Country Music Star to Debut New Album in Ultima Creator’s New Fantasy Video Game

FEB 15 ~ Polygon: Shooter Jennings to premiere new album inside a video game

FEB 4 ~ The State of Shroud of The Avatar: A Backer’s Perspective

JAN 28 ~ MMORPG: Release 26 – Its the Final Countdown

 

Year 2015 Coverage

DEC 29 ~ Starr Long talks about “Design Vision vs. Feedback” at Intel Buzz Workshop

DEC 16 ~ MMORPG: Release 25 – Future Farmers of New Britannia

NOV 10 ~ Austin Business Journal: Garriott talks diversity in video games; fixing Austin’s transit woes

OCT 28 ~ MMORPG: Release 23 – Empowering the Shadows

OCT 13 ~ The Austinite: Interesting Austinites: Richard Garriott de Cayeux

OCT 11 ~ djWHEAT from Twitch interviews Richard Garriott at New York Comic Con (rebroadcast by NBNN)

SEP 21 ~ MMORPG: Column: Release 22: Marking Time

SEP 21 ~ Richard Garriott’s ‘Shroud of the Avatar’ Puts Storylines in a Sandbox Videogame

SEP 11 ~ Feel the Burn – The Many Ways Shroud of the Avatar Conserves Cash

SEP 5 ~ Ten Ton Hammer: Shroud of the Avatar: MMO Community Updates Done Right

AUG 25 ~ MMORPG: Column – Release 21 – Victa Ultima!

AUG 4 ~ Classic Game Fest: Richard Garriott & Starr Long Interview

JUL 28 ~ MMORPG: Column – Player Towns, Pet Taming, and Story Time

JUL 20 ~ Ten Ton Hammer: Shroud of the Avatar is the Way to Build a “True” MMO

JUL 20 ~ Worthplaying PC Preview: Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues

JUL 16 ~ Shroud Of The Avatar: NBNN Presents An Interview With Starr Long

JUL 10 ~ Beetlebear interviews and plays with Richard Garriott on Shroud of the Avatar

JUL 7 ~ Shroud Of The Avatar: NBNN Presents An Interview With Chris Spears

JUL 7 ~ Starr Long on Planet Destroyer

JUN 23 ~ MMORPG: Shroud of the Avatar Release 19 – Player-Centric Development

JUN 21 ~ E3 2015: Interview – Lord British returns with Shroud of the Avatar

JUN 18 ~ SpeedTree and Shroud of The Avatar: Forsaken Virtues

MAY 29 ~ MassivelyOP: Catching up with Shroud of the Avatar’s Starr Long

MAY 26 ~ MMORPG: Shroud of the Avatar Column: Release 18 – Return to Immersion

MAY 14 ~ MassivelyOP: Perfect Ten: Future MMOs That I Can’t Wait To Play

APR 29 ~ TenTonHammer: Insight on Breaking away from Niche

APR 9 ~ Five Tribes: Jenna Busch, Satine Phoenix, and Richard Garriott Join Wil Wheaton on TableTop

APR 9 ~ MMORPG: Shroud of the Avatar Videos: Pre-Alpha Impressions – TheHiveLeader

APR 4 ~ PCGAMER: Shroud of the Avatar is aiming for zero unscheduled downtime

APR 3 ~ Black Gate Games @ GDC 2015, Part 2: Meeting the Ultima Team!

MAR 24 ~ MMORPG: Shroud of the Avatar Column: Release 16 – Defying Tech-Debt

MAR 16 ~ MassivelyOP: Shroud of the Avatar Tops $6 Million in Crowdfunding

MAR 16 ~ MMORPG: Top 10 Most Anticipated MMO Releases of 2015

MAR 9 ~ Red Bull: Ultima in all but name: Shroud of the Avatar

MAR 8 ~ Gamer Nexus: Shroud of the Avatar’s Impressive Stability & Beautification – Richard Garriott Interview

MAR 7 ~ MassivelyOP: PAX EAST 2015 – A Chat with SotA’s Richard Garriott

MAR 4 ~ CNBC: Fans give millions to fund fantasy Avatar video game

MAR 2 ~ MassivelyOP: Couple Gets Married in Shroud of the Avatar’s First Wedding

FEB 26 ~ MMORPG Interviews: Release 15 – Unity 5 and Crafting

FEB 20 ~ MMORPG: Shroud of the Avatar Column: Shroud’s Release 14 Walkabout

FEB 11 ~ The Escapist Interview: Richard Garriott – Crowd Sourcing Helps Players Guide Development

FEB 4 ~ Gamecrate: Keeping up with Shroud of the Avatar

FEB 3 ~ Gamona Interview: Richard Garriott Discusses SotA

FEB 2 ~ Independent Indie Interview: Richard Garriott and Starr Long at PAX South

FEB 2 ~ SotA Makes the Time.com Top 50 Most Anticipated Video Games of 2015

FEB 1 ~ GamingBolt: Most Anticipated MMOs And MMORPGs of 2015

JAN 30 ~ Austin360: Richard Garriott at PAX South

JAN 30 ~ SXSW Interactive Session Spotlight: Crowd Sharing

JAN 30 ~ Gamers Nexus: Shroud of the Avatar’s Economy Evilly Sells Player-Made Gear to Mobs

JAN 28 ~ MMORPG: Shroud of the Avatar Videos: Early Alpha Playthrough #1

JAN 24 ~ Massively: PAX South 2015: Garriott and Long talk Shroud of the Avatar

JAN 23 ~ VentureBeat: Shroud of the Avatar evolves with 13 updates driven by fans

JAN 23 ~ MMORPG.COM – Release 14: Strong Start to a New Year

JAN 21 ~ Gamasutra: Crowdsharing development of Shroud of the Avatar

JAN 17 ~ Shack News: CES Interview with Starr Long

JAN 9 ~ Ultima Codex: Shroud of the Avatar- A Year of Portalarium: 2014 in Review

JAN 8 ~ Gamers Nexus: Shroud of the Avatar Trailblazes Future of RPG Community Involvement – Richard Garriott Interview

 

Year 2014 Coverage

DEC 24 ~ Massively’s Perfect Ten: New MMOs to watch in 2015

DEC 26 ~ Massively: Shroud of the Avatar’s Richard Garriott and Starr Long on how SOTA wins at player-generated content

DEC 18 ~ Crowd Power: The Future of Video Games

DEC 18 ~ Massively: Shroud of the Avatar’s Richard Garriott and Starr Long on MMO community Part 1

DEC 17 ~ Beboop Podcast – Episode 23: Special Guest Starr Long

DEC 15 ~ MMORPG.com: Shroud of the Avatar Column: Release 13 – Get Lucky

DEC 11 ~ Eurogamer.net: Richard Garriott’s Shroud of the Avatar is Ultima Online 2 in so many ways

NOV 27 ~ PC Gamer: Shroud of the Avatar impressions: Lord British’s rough new world

NOV 20 ~ Gamefront: Starr Long Interview: From Ultima Online to Shroud of the Avatar

NOV 20 ~ MMORPG.com: Release 12: Undiscovered Country

NOV 6 ~ MMO Play: Top Five Ways to Build MMO Hype

NOV 4 ~ MMORPG.com: Shroud of the Avatar Column: Full STEAM Ahead!

OCT 28 ~ MMORPG.com: Shroud of the Avatar Release 11 Live Stream: Part 1 and Part 2

OCT 21 ~ MMORPG.com: Shroud of the Avatar Release 11 Preview

OCT 14 ~ Double Robotic Interview with Starr Long and Richard Garriott

SEP 26 ~ Fandomania interviews Starr Long at DragonCon about his watch collecting

SEP 26 ~ Galactic Inquiry: Richard Garriott Interview Part 2

SEP 19 ~ Galactic Inquiry: Richard Garriott Interview Part 1

SEP 4 ~ MMORPG.com: Shroud of the Avatar Interviews: Checking in on Update 9

SEP 3 ~ Super Bunnyhop Interviews Starr & Richard at Dragoncon

AUG 31 ~ Massively: PAX Prime 2014: Hands-on with Shroud of the Avatar

AUG 18 ~ MMORPG.com: Shroud of the Avatar Column: Release 9: More Combat, More Everything

AUG 15 ~ Galactic Inquiry: Starr Long Interview. Highlights and Full Version

JUL 25 ~ Starr Long shows off Release 8 with MMORPG!

JUL 22 ~ Lightspeed Science Fiction & Fantasy: Interview with Richard Garriott

JUL 22 ~ MMORPG.com: Shroud of the Avatar Column: Release 8 – Good Old Ultraviolance

JUL 18 ~ Yahoo: Classic role-playing gets a crowd-funded boost with Shroud of the Avatar

JUL 18 ~ Yahoo: Richard “Lord British” Garriott takes us deep into the world of Shroud of the Avatar

JUL 8 ~ Maxim: Richard Garriott named one of “The 6 Most Interesting Men You Can Actually Meet”

JUL 8 ~ FanboyTV: Starr Long interview at RTX

JUL 7 ~ The Digital Antiquarian: The Road to Ultima IV

JUL 5 ~ Massively: Stream of Release 7 Weekend 2

JUL 3 ~ Pocket Tactics: Richard Garriott designs Magic the Gathering card

JUN 26 ~ MMORPG: Shroud of the Avatar Interviews: Release 7 – Housing, Crafting, and More!

JUN 24 ~ Richard Garriott, Felicia Day, and Greg Kasavin Talk Ultima at E3

JUN 23 ~ Ten Ton Hammer Awards Shroud of the Avatar Best New Concept of E3 2014

JUN 22 ~ Gaming Trend Nominates Shroud of the Avatar Best MMO of E3 2014!

JUN 19 ~ PCGames (DE): Entwicklerlegende Richard Garriott stand uns Rede und Antwort

JUN 18 ~ I<3MMORPG’s: E3 Q&A with Richard Garriott of SotA

JUN 17 ~ MMORPG.com: The Best of E3 2014 Awards – Best Indie MMO: Shroud of the Avatar!

JUN 16 ~ Polygon: E3 Interview – Shroud of the Avatar developers want backers to ‘feel like partners’

JUN 16 ~ The Escapist: John’s Five Favorites of E3 2014

JUN 15 ~ Massively: E3 2014: Shroud of the Avatar’s Garriott and Long Emphasize Immersion

JUN 13 ~ Nerdist: E3 Field Report: Jessica Chobot Interviews Richard Garriott

JUN 13 ~ MMORPG: E3 Update with Lord British (Video)

JUN 12 ~ GamerXP: Building a Better Ultima

JUN 12 ~ VentureBeat: Lord British Keeps Fans Updated on Progress of Shroud of the Avatar

JUN 11 ~ Shroud of the Avatar E3 Interview with PC Gamer: Lord British Speaks to his People

JUN 11 ~ I played Shroud of the Avatar with Richard Garriott: the cult of Lord British is alive and well

APR 25 ~ Does Crowd Sourcing Really Work: An Interview with Starr Long

APR 24 ~ Massively: Shroud of the Avatar opens up access to Release 5

APR 16 ~ Polygon: Richard Garriott wants you to port this proto-RPG teletype game

MAR 27 ~ Massively: Shroud of the Avatar’s Release 4 starts today, combat added

MAR 27 ~ MMORPG AMA with Richard Garriott

MAR 23 ~ CrowdfundingCode.TV Episode1: Richard Garriott, Founder of Shroud of the Avatar

MAR 18 ~ GamerHubTV: SotA Executive Producer Starr Long Discusses University of Texas Denius Sams Game Academy at SXSW

MAR 18 ~ Ten Ton Hammer: Shroud of the Avatar’s Release 4: Update to Crafting and More

MAR 17 ~ MMORPG.COM: Shroud of the Avatar 4th Release, Preparing for Combat

MAR 17 ~ Wired: Geeks Guide to the Galaxy presents Creator of Ultima on His Next Great RPG and Getting Disowned

MAR 6 ~ MMORPG.COM: Shroud of the Avatar Videos: Lord British Updates Us On Progress

MAR 5 ~ MMORPG.COM: Shroud of the Avatar Interviews: How the Community is Shaping Garriott’s Ultimate RPG

MAR 2 ~ MMORPG.COM: Shroud of the Avatar Videos: Lord British Walks Us Through Crafting

FEB 19 ~ VentureBeat: Where are they now? An update on 10 of gaming’s biggest Kickstarters

FEB 17 ~ Ten Ton Hammer’s Exclusive First Look at Multiplayer in Shroud of the Avatar’s Release 3

FEB 15 ~ Game World Navigator (Russian): Release 2 Review

FEB 12 ~ Ten Ton Hammer’s Exclusive Interview, Part 2: SotA’s Garriott and Hickman Talk History and Origin of Species

FEB 10 ~ Ten Ton Hammer’s Exclusive Interview, Part 1: SotA’s Lead Story Designer and New York Times Best-Selling Author, Tracy Hickman

JAN 22 ~ Shroud of the Avatar’s Release 2: Ten Ton Hammer’s Exclusive First Look at Crafting

JAN 7 ~ MMORPG.COM Ranks SotA #1 Most Wanted Indie MMO of 2014!

JAN 1 ~ Massively includes Shroud of the Avatar in their Perfect Ten: New MMOs to watch in 2014

 

Year 2013 Coverage

DEC 31 ~ Shroud of the Avatar comes in at #2 on the MMORPG.com Top 10 List of The Most Wanted MMOs of 2014

DEC 24 ~ Forbes: The Best Video Game RPG’s of 2014 and Beyond

DEC 10 ~ Ten Ton Hammer’s Exclusive First Look: Shroud of the Avatar: Release 1

NOV 11 ~ WarCry:Lord British Interview Part 1: How Shroud of the Avatar Gives History to Player-Made Items

OCT 31 ~ IGN: Shroud of the Avatar Developer Commentary: 6 Month Progress Video

OCT 16 ~ MMORPG: Shroud of the Avatar Videos: Richard Garriott’s Panel from NYCC 2013

OCT 9 ~ Ten Ton Hammer: An Exclusive First Look at Crafting in Shroud of the Avatar

OCT 8 ~ GamesIndustry International: Richard Garriott: The power of crowd-sourced development How Unity Technologies helped the creator of Ultima to regain his mojo

SEP 30 ~ Ten Ton Hammer takes a look at our unique approach to developing Shroud of the Avatar and what they may mean for the gaming industry, the players, and anyone wanting to learn more about being a developer!

SEP 24 ~ Gamasutra: What’s Next? Starr Long bets on user-generated content

SEP 23 ~ EuroGamer: Home decoration in action in Garriott’s Shroud of the Avatar

SEP 20 ~ Shroud of the Avatar Dev Journals: Crowdsourcing the World on MMORPG.com

SEP 13 ~ Lord British and the Oklahoma Land Rush

AUG 30 ~ Want a tour of Britannia Manor? Follow Polygon as they explore the halls of Richard’s epic NY home!

AUG 29 ~ Ultima Codex reflects on Richard Garriott’s Unite 2013 Keynote

AUG 27 ~ Gaming Trend can’t wait to play Shroud of the Avatar!

JUL 30 ~ Polygon reports on Shroud of the Avatar’s Crowd-Sourcing plans.

JUL 23 ~ Richard Garriott shows off his work in progress for his new game “Shroud of the Avatar” at RTX 2013.

JUL 22 ~ Our very own Starr Long recently had a chance to chat with Miguelito over at IHateMMORPG’s. Fun times! Be sure to check out the resulting interview.

JUL 16 ~ MMORPG chatted with Shroud of the Avatar’s Starr Long last week. Check out the interview here!

JUL 11 ~ See what Gaming Trend had to say about our RTX Demo! Also included is an exclusive interview with Richard Garriott de Cayeux and Starr Long.

JUL 5 ~ Ultima Online alumni Starr Long reunites with Richard Garriott for Shroud of the Avatar: Polygon.com