Tagged: Ultima

Added: The Pits of Carnage for Unreal

Added: The Pits of Carnage for Unreal

This project is a detailed re-creation of the four arenas — Fire, Water, Air and Earth — in the Pits of Carnage from Ultima Underworld 2 using Unreal. In UW2, the Pits of Carnage...

The "least worst" solution

The "least worst" solution

Ultima fans, unfortunately, can remember a time when a very different EA would have been willing to push “a game riddled with bugs on the eve of release” out the door anyway. If anyone...

New Project: Ultima Obscura

New Project: Ultima Obscura

And remember: the first annual Aiera Thanksgiveaway is still on! This is an interesting-looking project, though still in the conceptual stage. It bills itself as “complete and total re-imagining of the entire linear canonical...

The first annual Aiera Thanksgiveaway: Cyber Monday edition!

The first annual Aiera Thanksgiveaway: Cyber Monday edition!

Now with more stuff to give away! Because Steam is being extra-double awesome today, I’ve been able to expand the first annual Aiera Thanksgiveaway with the addition of Frozenbyte’s 3D platformer, Trine. Steam has...

EA getting out of the "games based on movies" business

EA getting out of the "games based on movies" business

And remember: the first annual Aiera Thanksgiveaway is still on! That seems to be the official word, right from the mouth of EA Games president Frank Gibeau. Well, okay, he actually had this to...

Firstknight teases a 2010 Beautiful Britannia demo

Firstknight teases a 2010 Beautiful Britannia demo

And remember: the first annual Aiera Thanksgiveaway is still on! In a comment he left here last week, Firstknight announced that he intended to release a fully playable demo of his project, Beautiful Britannia,...

For what it's worth, I've restored the Cemetery

For what it's worth, I've restored the Cemetery

And remember: don’t miss the first annual Aiera Thanksgiveaway! Okay…basically, I’ve adjusted some of the images and cleaned up a few of the entries in the Cemetery, the portion of the site devoted to...

Ultima Online "rares" explained

Ultima Online "rares" explained

And remember: don’t miss the first annual Aiera Thanksgiveaway! Raph Koster, one of the designers who worked on Ultima Online in its early days, has an interesting article up on his website concerning “rares”...

Some neat bits of Ultima history

Some neat bits of Ultima history

This is cool. Joe Garrity of the Origin Museum alerted me to the existence of GMZ, a gaming blog that aggregates news about games (“mostly indie retro rock ‘n roll type”) with “interesting design...

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...

Thank you, Shattered Moon!

Thank you, Shattered Moon!

Shattered Moon, whom some of you may know and recognize as the developer behind Classic Ultima Online, chipped in a sizeable donation to Aiera last week, for which I am monumentally grateful. I mean,...

Ultima Return needs YOU!

Ultima Return needs YOU!

Oh noes! Sergorn Dragon informed me this morning that Kat, the editor and a main writer for Return to the Serpent Isle, has had to part ways with the team and the project for...

Added: Britannia Map for The Moon Project

Added: Britannia Map for The Moon Project

What is it? It’s a recreation, by Ryan “Zerker” Armstrong, of the entire world from Ultima 7 for The Moon Project, a science fiction RTS released in 2000 as a sequel to the excellent...

New Gallery: Ultima Underworld 2 Cluebook Art

New Gallery: Ultima Underworld 2 Cluebook Art

Courtesy of Ryan “Zerk” Armstrong, Ultima Aiera is pleased to present for download 28 images from the Ultima Underworld 2 cluebook, Gems of Enlightenment. As Zerk notes: “Since only a fraction of Uw2 players,...