New Ultima-Inspired Project: Lurking
Lurking is a CRPG, for Windows-based systems, that is quite explicit in stating its main source of inspiration: Ultima 3. Oh, and also some of the early Wizardry games, with a bit of The Bard’s Tale thrown in as well. But Ultima 3 gets top billing on the game’s website.
And it’s certainly easy to see the Ultima inspiration in the screenshot above.
Lurking boasts, according to its developers, classless character creation with a rich skill tree, support for a party of up to five characters, a large open world and a non-linear story, a plethora of items (including, of course, weapons and armour), and dozens of magic spells (and songs, as well).
A Windows installer for Lurking can be downloaded from itch.io. I’ve also set up a project entry for the game here at the Codex, but I haven’t put up a download link there; I’m not sure if itch frowns on that sort of mirroring.