Ultima IX Redemption: The 2013 Fan Project of the Year!
Well, it must be said that voter turnout for this year’s Fan Project of the Year contest were vastly superior to the turnout for last year’s poll. The poll itself went off without error, and the clear victor in the contest was Ultima IX: Redemption (a surprise result after an initial, and promising, start by The Black Gate Board Game):
There’s a certain irony, I suppose, to a fan project that went dormant during the 2013 calendar year capturing the prize in a contest like this, but I take it as evidence of an outpouring of community support for what was, for eleven years, a much-anticipated and (frankly) gorgeous-looking re-imagining of the Ultima 9 story.
And it sounds, based on this comment from Corv, like we may be seeing more — and better! — Redemption-related news in 2014. Especially given this:
…right now a lot is going on internally. Now that I am back “full time” again we will make some decisions very soon. One was already made: We will not change engines at all but stick with (open)MW. You read it here first.
To sum up: what better way for the Ultima fandom to show some love to a project team? Congratulations to the Titans of Ether, and we hope to hear good news concerning Redemption in 2014!