Tagged: Ultima

Lord of Ultima updates: Serpent Isle, Ascension, and Forge of Virtue?

Lord of Ultima updates: Serpent Isle, Ascension, and Forge of Virtue?

Say what? EA Phenomic’s browser-based game, Lord of Ultima, which borrows the Ultima name but bears no other tangible relation to the RPG franchise, has announced a series of curiously-named updates to be released...

Return to the Serpent Isle: September Update

Return to the Serpent Isle: September Update

Sergorn Dragon has just posted the September news update for the Ultima project he’s heading up (and for which I am doing worldbuilding), Return to the Serpent Isle. He makes mention of the character...

Found Image: Papa British on Skylab

Found Image: Papa British on Skylab

That would be NASA astronaut Owen Garriott, father of Ultima creator (and private astronaut himself) Richard Garriott (known to us all as, of course, Lord British). Here he is posing by a console aboard...

Restored: VICE

Restored: VICE

The Versatile Commodore Emulator began as a Linux-based emulator for the Commodore 64, which some of the earlier Ultimas were built for or ported to. It has since grown into a cross-platform project, with...

Sergorn Dragon continues his Ultima adventures

Sergorn Dragon continues his Ultima adventures

If you haven’t already checked out Sergorn Dragon’s Ultima Adventures blog, go thou and do so. He doesn’t necessarily go into as much detail about each individual game (he’s already up to Ultima Underworld,...

Richard Garriott: "Kids today!"

Richard Garriott: "Kids today!"

Ultima creator and private astronaut Richard Garriott has issued a short response, on Twitter, to this bit of admittedly sorry news. His opener: And a follow-up comment: I think most of my own thoughts...

Mythic Entertainment working on DOSboxed version of Wing Commander (updated)

Mythic Entertainment working on DOSboxed version of Wing Commander (updated)

Updated with new tweets from Barnett; original post below. First, it looks like he’ll be presenting the idea to BioWare honcho Ray Muzyka today: And he even teases the possibility of a free release:...

14,000 players: Ultima 4 Flash Version

14,000 players: Ultima 4 Flash Version

According to a briefly visible revision to the Ultima 4 entry at the Codex of Editable Wisdom, Blair Leggett’s Flash-based port of Ultima 4 has had over distinct 14,000 players between May and September...

Richard Garriott: "Since everybody else is doing Flash and Java games, I can kick their ass pretty easy."

Richard Garriott: "Since everybody else is doing Flash and Java games, I can kick their ass pretty easy."

Ultima creator and private astronaut Richard Garriott, who recently co-founded Portalarium, has got a new game in the works. Richard Garriott delivered the keynote at Fantastic Fest’s inaugural Fantastic Arcade event in Austin today....

Ultima 4…unplayable?

Ultima 4…unplayable?

The Brainy Gamer — who in real life teaches a class in which he periodically subjects his students to classic computer games like Fallout and Planetfall — has written an interesting article that really...

Anybody got a spare copy of Savage Empire or Martian Dreams?

Anybody got a spare copy of Savage Empire or Martian Dreams?

[singlepic id=93 w=300 h=217 float=right]As was reported yesterday, Mythic Entertainment has been in talks with the developers of DOSbox; I received word this morning from Paul Barnett that Mythic has been given the OK...

Restored: Ultima 1 to 5 Savegame Editor

Restored: Ultima 1 to 5 Savegame Editor

Xenerkes Dragon’s editor for savegame files from the first few Ultima titles is once again available for download.

Mythic Entertainment talking to DOSbox

Mythic Entertainment talking to DOSbox

Not that I stalk Paul Barnett’s Twitter feed or anything*: A bit over a month ago now (if memory serves), I downloaded the Commander Keen series off of Steam, and noticed how iD Software...

EA CEO John Riccitiello: "It was definitely our fault."

EA CEO John Riccitiello: "It was definitely our fault."

[singlepic id=91 w=250 h=114 float=right]Okay, he isn’t talking about any of the Ultima games; he’s talking about the Need for Speed series. But for anyone who has ever lamented the fact that EA did...