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Shroud of the Avatar

Shroud of the Avatar is an upcoming fantasy-sandbox MMORPG created by Lord Britsh, and features both single-player and multiplayer game modes. Forge your skills, explore, PvP, build a house, and more in the spiritual successor to Ultima Online.

Publisher: Portalarium
Playerbase: Low
Type: Sandbox MMORPG
PvP: Open flag/Zones/Guild Warfare
Release Date: November 24, 2014
Pros: +Single-player and Multiplayer modes. +No classes. +Player housing. +Dynamic combat system.
Cons: -Graphics may not appeal to everyone. -Limited player-direction.



Shroud of the Avatar Overview

Shroud of the Avatar is a fantasy-sandbox MMORPG and the spiritual successor the Ultima series of games. Primarily designed by Richard Garriott (Lord British), Shroud of the Avatar features both single-player and multiplayer, leaving it to the player to choose how much interaction they want while in the game's world. There are no classes guiding your character design. Customize your avatar by mixing and matching hundreds of skills and spells from over twenty skill trees. Skills determine your available options in combat, but they will present themselves randomly in each fight, and only skills that appear can be used—similar to TCG's. So, the more skills you select the less likely a specific skill is to appear during an engagement. Create a home for yourself in Shroud of Avatar's non-instanced world and hire a merchant to sell goods collected from your travels. Or join a player-run community and forge an alliance with other players. Craft valuable items by gathering raw materials and refining them to create the most valuable loot in the game. Adventure by taking on quests, communicating with NPC's dynamically by typing your inquiries and responses. Choose your own patch and forge a legacy in Shroud of the Avatar.

Shroud of the Avatar Key Features:

  • Single-Player or Multiplayer - play Shroud of the Avatar in one of three unique ways: single player, friends only, or online play.
  • No classes - over twenty skill trees present players with a multitude of spells and skills to mix and match.
  • Player Housing - players can create their home in a non-instanced world, and hire a vendor to sell goods.
  • Dynamic combat - each engagement will present players with randomly acquired skills to use, like a custom deck of skills.
  • Crafting Economy - gather resources and refine them through crafting to create the most highly prized items in the game.

Shroud of the Avatar Screenshots

Shroud of the Avatar Featured Video

Shroud of the Avatar - Official Forsaken Virtues Trailer

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Shroud of the Avatar Screenshots


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Playlist: Shroud of the Avatar

System Requirements

Shroud of the Avatar System Requirements

Minimum Requirements:

Operating System: Windows 7 64 bit or newer
CPU: Intel Core 2 DUO 2.4 GHz / AMD Athlon X2 2.7 GHz
Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 3870 / NVIDIA 8800 GT / Intel HD 3000 Integrated Graphics
Hard Disk Space: 7 GB

Recommended Requirements:

Operating System: Windows 7 64 bit or newer
CPU: Quad Core Processor 2.4GHz or faster
Video Card: DirectX10 Compatible AMD Radeon HD 6850 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550
Hard Disk Space: 7 GB

Shroud of the Avatar is also available for OS X and Linux.

Official system requirements have not yet been released for Shroud of the Avatar. The requirements above our based on our experience and will be updated when official numbers become available.


Shroud of the Avatar Music & Soundtrack

Additional Info

Shroud of the Avatar Additional Information

Developer: Portalarium
Game Engine: Unity

Creative Director: Richard Garriott
Executive Producer: Starr Long
Technical Designer: Chris Spears
Lead Story Designer: Tracy Hickman

Kickstarter Posting: March 08, 2013
Kickstarter End Date: April 07, 2013

Steam Greenlight Posting: September 19, 2014
Steam Greenlit: September 22, 2014

Reveal Date: March 08, 2013
Release Date (Early Access): November 24, 2014

Development History / Background:

Shroud of the Avatar is developed by Texas-based game studio Portalarium. The development company was founded in September 2009 by Richard Garriott, and it's first major title is Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues. The game was posted to Kickstarter on March 08, 2013. Funding closed on April 07, 2013, successfully raising nearly $2 million from over 22,000 backers. It was subsequently Greenlit for Steam on September 22, 2014. Shroud of the Avatar runs on the Unity game engine. It released as a pre-alpha Early Access game on Novemeber 24, 2014. Beta release is planned near the end of 2015.