Category: Ultima

Ultima Exodus in Nintendo Power Circa 1988

Nintendo Power was published in-house by Nintendo of America during the late 80s and 90s, and covered some of the most popular releases for the NES, SNES, and Gameboy.  They frequently published detailed hint...

Ultima Underworld’s 20th Anniversary

The Ultima Codex is pleased to present a tribute to Ultima Underworld, on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of its North American release.

About the Ultima Series

The games comprising the Ultima series were, between 1981 and 1999, the defining computer role-playing games. Both the Western and Eastern RPG “schools”, if that is an appropriate term for them, were heavily inspired by the Ultima games, and still feature numerous gameplay and interface conventions that one Ultima or another introduced.


Ultima 4 & EA: Corrections and Clarifications

The article I wrote concerning Ultima 4, copyright, and EA’s recent spate of DMCA actions against certain Ultima 4 remakes has attracted a lot of traffic, and a lot of misinformation has been thrown around in its wake. I attempt to offer corrections.

Morality systems in games

Morality systems in games

I was just reading about the new Going Rogue expansion for City of Heroes, the principal new feature of which is that “[f]or the first time in the game, heroes and villains will be...