Monthly Archive: July 2011

Rather Infrequent Open Thread (All Gaming News Edition)

Rather Infrequent Open Thread (All Gaming News Edition)

I’ll be offline for pretty much all of the weekend, so feel free to read up on this selection of gaming-related news and discuss anything — related to the links, or not — amongst yourselves.

Forgotten World: Music Composer Needed! (Update: No More Submissions, Please!)

Forgotten World: Music Composer Needed! (Update: No More Submissions, Please!)

The Forgotten World team are also looking for a music composer, presumably in order to add new musical tracks to the Ultima 9 score. Submissions of sample work are now being accepted!

Forgotten World: Book Editor Almost Finished

Forgotten World: Book Editor Almost Finished

The Forgotten World team have worked out how to add new books and scrolls to Ultima 9, and have nearly completed work on their book editor.

Dragon Age Redemption: Details and (Tentative) Release Date

Dragon Age Redemption: Details and (Tentative) Release Date

Felicia “Codex Dragon” Day’s upcoming web miniseries, Dragon Age Redemption, has a new trailer and a tentative release window.

Dino's Ultima Page Turns 9!

Dino's Ultima Page Turns 9!

Dino the Dark Dragon’s Ultima Page, a great resource for Ultima news and information, is nine years old today.

Another Akalabeth For Sale on eBay…Possibly A Fake

Another Akalabeth For Sale on eBay…Possibly A Fake

Another copy of Akalabeth — this time with the disk — is for sale on eBay. But in the opinion of several collectors, it’s a fake.

Forgotten World: Add New Books to Ultima 9!

Forgotten World: Add New Books to Ultima 9!

The Forgotten World team have worked out how to add new books and scrolls to Ultima 9, and are looking for content submissions.

Paging Doctor British!

Paging Doctor British!

Richard Garriott has been awarded an honorary Doctorate of Science by Queen Mary, University of London, for his contributions to the field of science, mathematics, and space exploration.

Original Akalabeth Cover and Manual For Sale On eBay…Currently For $2,225

Original Akalabeth Cover and Manual For Sale On eBay…Currently For $2,225

An original copy of the Akalabeth manual and cover art — which once belonged to Ultima novel authoress Lynn Abbey — are being sold on eBay.

New Project: Warlock – Tower of Fentrax

New Project: Warlock – Tower of Fentrax

An Ultima-inspired RPG being produced by Dynamic Games, the one-man development studio of Roman Zeitl.

Sanctimonia Updates and a Plea for Assistance

Sanctimonia Updates and a Plea for Assistance

Kevin Fishburne has made excellent progress on his Ultima-inspired online RPG, Sanctimonia…but now, more than ever, he needs help getting the game developed.

Rather Infrequent Open Thread

Rather Infrequent Open Thread

The no longer anywhere even remotely approaching nightly open thread at Ultima Aiera. I’m posting it early today because I’m crazy-busy with stuff to do in real life. Plus, the site’s getting a MySQL update tomorrow, so I don’t want to add much in the way of new content until that is finished.

Richard Garriott: A New Space Era Begins

Richard Garriott: A New Space Era Begins

Richard Garriott has penned an opinion piece for The Statesman (an Austin and area newspaper) discussing the future of space travel in the post-Space Shuttle era.

EA Sports: Pay Once, Play Everywhere?

EA Sports: Pay Once, Play Everywhere?

The head of development for EA Sports, Andrew Wilson, delivered a talk in which he discussed pricing models for games in the “Gaming 3.0” future. And believe me, it’s way more interesting than that buzzword-laden phrase suggests.