The weekly round-up of news related to Bethesda Softworks and Game Studios, their excellent RPG series (The Elder Scrolls), and any other titles they might be working on or publishing.
The latest update to the Shroud of the Avatar Kickstarter page showcases the male Avatar model, including a combat animation, and also invites backers to vote on Edelmann House designs.
The latest update concerning Morgaelin, the Ultima 4-inspired demake of Ultima 8, brings news of a new combat system…and an ill fate to Rustic Dragon and the Hearth of Britannia.
Kevin Fishburne has added rotating pieces to the list of persistent world objects supported in Sanctimonia, his Ultima-inspired PvE MMORPG.
Mythic have announced that Publish 83 will be released on all Ultima Online shards in short order.
At the recent Explorers Club dinner featuring Richard and Owen Garriott, the discussion turned (as one might expect) to the issue of how to go to the bathroom in space. (Image credit: alertfive @ Flickr)
Ultima 7 is the subject of a short feature in the October edition of Mac Life…at least in Germany.
With Apple set to launch iOS 7 next week, Mythic have confirmed that Ultima Forever will in fact support Apple’s new mobile OS.
In which, surprisingly, I think Supergiant Games’ upcoming title, Transistor, gets the most attention.
The other online home of the Ultima Dragons, the Weyrmount MOO, has been given a snazzy new website by Sorceress Dragon and several others.
We haven’t had news from the Beautiful Britannia project for a while…so I got in touch with Firstknight and found out where things are at.
The FAQ section on the Shroud of the Avatar website has been updated.
Portalarium tech director Chris Spears will be hosting another Unity tutorial in this Friday’s Hangout of the Avatar.
A bit of spontaneous silliness that occurred yesterday, in which mild fun is poked at Richard Garriott’s recent affinity for a red polo shirt.
Lucifuge Dragon has published an overhead photograph of the game map from his board game adaptation of Ultima 7: The Black Gate, giving us an excellent look at it.
Goldenflame Dragon has come up with an innovative and clever monster wandering system for his Ultima-inspired, tiled, browser-based RPG, The Dark Unknown.
Event details for Ultima Online’s 16th Anniversary have been announced, a revised Publish 83 will be (or was) pushed to the Origin and Izumo shards.
Portalarium tech director Chris Spears has released a practice challenge for those who wish to participate in the upcoming Shroud of the Avatar Scene Creation Jam.