Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
Richard Garriott, Origin Systems, and the legendary CRPG series Ultima are central to the history of video games.  This is their story.
Richard Garriott, Origin Systems, and the legendary CRPG series Ultima are central to the history of video games. This is their story.
397 backers pledged €28,855 to help bring this project to life.

100% funded! Bonus Wing Commander 2 Chapter

Posted by Andrea Contato (Creator)
13 likes


This amazing journey started three years ago when I began a research project, intending to write a series of articles for an online magazine about the life of Richard Garriott and the games he produced. What appeared to be simple on the surface proved to be much more complex, as the more I learned, the more questions I encountered, urging me to delve deeper to find the answers. That’s when I started to look for the people who worked with Richard; I wanted to discover the rich tapestry of stories and insights directly from them, and fill in all of the holes in my research. I wanted the whole story, and thanks to all of your support, that story is going to be told. 

I cannot express the gratitude I feel towards you all for making this journey come to fruition. Because of you, the legacy that is the story of Origin Systems and the amazing team that worked there will finally come to life through this book. We will all travel Through the Moongate together!    

Now that we have succeeded in funding the book, we can turn our focus to our first planned stretch goal!

Once we reach 25,000 Euros, which is currently only 3,000 Euros away, every backer at the “Honesty” tier or above will receive an ebook containing an extra chapter from Through the Moongate Part 2. This chapter covers the development of Wing Commander 2, and includes in-depth interviews with the Director and Assistant Director of the project, Siobhan Beeman and Ellen Guon Beeman. Siobhan and other team members are interested in sharing their viewpoints of the Wing Commander story, and presenting some new insights that haven’t been published previously.  

We have additional stretch goals planned as well, including bonus physical rewards for hardcover pledge tiers, and more... Stay tuned for info in the coming days!

Comments

Only backers can post comments. Log In
    1. Paul Czyzewski on

      This is good to hear. Thank you.

    2. 6502 Workshop, LLC on

      congratulations! I really look forward to stepping Through the Moongate :-)

    3. Missing avatar

      Wiborg1978 on

      Congratulations! Looking forward to the upcoming stretch goals

    4. Dark Blue Monkey on

      Congratulations! Can't wait to read it!