Tagged: Richard Garriott

Nuvie updated…Now With FM-Towns Support!

Nuvie updated…Now With FM-Towns Support!

The cross-platform Ultima 6 engine has been updated recently, with support for a rare version of the game.

Richard Garriott on what modern MMOs lack

Richard Garriott on what modern MMOs lack

Ultima creator Richard Garriott gave a talk at the 2011 DICE Summit in which he lamented that modern MMORPGs have lost something that Ultima Online let people explore: “What Ultima Online did very well,...

Richard Garriott has a plan to beat Zynga

Richard Garriott has a plan to beat Zynga

There is a fascinating article about Richard Garriott’s new company, Portalarium, and its plan to take on social gaming giant Zynga at GamesBeat. It’s a pretty informative article, actually, structured around a discussion with...

New Gallery: OSI Rejection Letter

New Gallery: OSI Rejection Letter

Courtesy of Kevin Fishburne (the developer behind Sanctimonia), Ultima Aiera is pleased to present this letter — on Origin Systems letterhead — signed by Richard “Lord British” Garriott himself. It is a rejection letter,...

Something, something, Lord of Ultima

Something, something, Lord of Ultima

Since I know you all care about this game so very much, I know you will all rush out right now and pick up the Google Chrome plugin/app that has just been released for...

Richard Garriott: "I don't think we've yet mastered the techniques of true interactive storytelling."

Richard Garriott: "I don't think we've yet mastered the techniques of true interactive storytelling."

And I suppose he’d be the man to know: Do watch the whole thing; it’s a really interesting look at story-telling in gameplay, and it hits most of the correct points in that discussion.

Lysts on the Lake

Lysts on the Lake

What’s that, you might ask? Put briefly, Lysts on the Lake is a competitive open jousting tournament held in Austin, Texas, which is produced by a’Plaisance Ltd. Open to all “qualified competitors” (I’m not...

Richard Garriott interview with VBS.TV/Motherboard

Richard Garriott interview with VBS.TV/Motherboard

It’s not a brand new interview, seeing as it was published in February of 2009 (and seeing as how Tabula Rasa comes up for discussion in it), but it’s still pretty sweet. It gives...

New Gallery: Richard Garriott and Warren Spector, circa 1992

New Gallery: Richard Garriott and Warren Spector, circa 1992

Time for another stroll through history. Courtesy of Joe Garrity and the Origin Museum, Ultima Aiera is pleased to present twelve (12) pictures of Richard Garriott and Warren Spector, which were taken in 1992....

And speaking of Richard Garriott…

And speaking of Richard Garriott…

Now this is just cool. David Ribeiro sent me an email a few days ago with a link to the listing of what are called The Richard Garriott Papers at the University of Texas...

Richard Garriott on 'The Moth' podcast

Richard Garriott on 'The Moth' podcast

New York-based non-profit organization The Moth is, according to their About page, “dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. It was founded in 1997 by the novelist George Dawes Green, who wanted to...

What is your favourite early Ultima art style?

What is your favourite early Ultima art style?

I’m cribbing this idea directly from the Wing Commander CIC, by the way. The Ultima games have seen a tremendous evolution in their graphical styles and in-game artistry. Part of this is due to...

Richard Garriott is engaged

Richard Garriott is engaged

I just noticed, via Facebook, that Lord British has announced his engagement to his girlfriend of…well, I don’t actually know how long they’ve been going out. But that’s not really important. Ultima creator Richard...