Richard Garriott's Portalarium has partnered with German developer/publisher Travian Games to bring Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues to Europe (as well as Central and South America, the Middle East, and North Africa).
"We were looking to for the best upcoming MMORPGs in our industry as well as a strong cultural fit, so we are truly excited about the opportunity to work with Richard and the Shroud of the Avatar team on bringing another great game to our community," notes Lars Janssen, CEO of Travian Games. "Portalarium's vision is very similar to ours and we believe this is the start of a long-term relationship between our two teams."
"Europe has always been a strong market for the Ultima games so we wanted to be sure we found the very best partner who could who truly understands what we wanted to accomplish with Shroud," explains Richard Garriott.
The game was originally crowdfunded back in 2013 and has been playable for backers ever since, with additions and changes made over time. In total, the game has achieved more than $11.8 million in crowd funding.
The game has now reached its "story complete" milestone meaning it is on track for full release this year.
"The story craft is not at an end," said Garriott. "More side quests and revisions to improve quality, will continue to be added to the game month after month, yet this is the first time the full plot has been playable, and is among the last major milestones needed for a commercial launch later in the year."
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