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Lord British returns to his fantasy RPG roots with Shroud of the Avatar, hearkening back to his innovative early work.
Lord British returns to his fantasy RPG roots with Shroud of the Avatar, hearkening back to his innovative early work.
Lord British returns to his fantasy RPG roots with Shroud of the Avatar, hearkening back to his innovative early work.
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New Concept Art: The Fallen Keep

One of the scenarios we are building starts with the player outside of a former keep. The dark forces that lay siege to this keep, eventually overtaking it, now defend their spoils against your attempts to retake it.

Below is the latest concept art from Stephen Daniele depicting the Fallen Keep. If you look closely, you will see that while it was under siege, one of the towers was badly damaged. This will allow the clever player (with ranged attacks) to attempt to drop the drawbridge by destroying the crank seen through the gap at some angles. There are other, less obvious ways, into this keep, to be discovered by the more exploratory player. Those other ways may leave the keep more defensible when the tides are turned yet again!

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    1. Creator Matt Donaldson on March 17, 2013

      Could you please post iPhone and iPad sizes as well? Thanks.

    2. Creator Jon Kromrey on March 15, 2013

      Ah! this takes me back to my first D&D module - Keep on the Borderlands - I love it and cant wait to play it!
      Krom

    3. Creator Ozurr on March 15, 2013

      Fantastic!! Looking forward to the larger size.

    4. Creator Portalarium, Inc. on March 15, 2013

      We're ironing out a few kinks in our media page, but we should have it up and ready for you very soon. ~FireLotus; Community Manager

    5. Creator Baer on March 15, 2013

      I also need (want) 5760 X 1200 wallpaper. Please.

    6. Creator edward kolesar on March 15, 2013

      I need a 5760x1200 wallpaper please. :]
      I hope this game is as good as I'm dreaming up in my head.

    7. Creator Astrobia on March 14, 2013

      So if we find their sully port or sneak in through the sewers or whatever, will the AI be smart enough to destroy the crank with ranged attacks given enough time? Can we bring a bunch of craftsmen players along to fix it and the tower? Will Smith the Horse give us a clue about Ultima Online? :-P

    8. Creator Jim Welch on March 14, 2013

      I love that you are giving players an opportunity to think and providing them a sense of agency on how they choose to play something at seemingly straight forward as a siege.

    9. Creator Michael Vezina on March 14, 2013

      Agreed with Mitch Hamilton!

    10. Creator Raul Cesar Teixeira on March 14, 2013

      Oh how I have missed this feeling in games! Can't wait for a beta!!!

    11. Creator Andrew Darovich on March 14, 2013

      New wallpaper?

      Yes.

    12. Creator erik erb on March 14, 2013

      Long live the days of UO: T2A! Can't wait to see what you've got up your sleeve, Richard!

    13. Creator MBybee on March 14, 2013

      Awesome! I can't wait to play this!

    14. Creator Jerod Dunn on March 14, 2013

      Concur on the larger size request! Will this type of scenario be scripted or just something you might stumble on that is happening independently in the world?

    15. Creator David on March 14, 2013

      Your concept art looks great, as always; the quality has not FALLEN. KEEP up the good work!
      ...
      I'm not sure why I just subjected the internet to that lousy punnery. Sorry. :P

    16. Creator Rob Noble on March 14, 2013

      what Mr Fester said. 2560x1440 version to put on my desktop please! :)

    17. Creator Russell Hunt on March 14, 2013

      Yes link to larger image...why oh why are you did I sign up for this pain lol. So excited for this KS!

    18. Creator Portalarium, Inc. on March 14, 2013

      We are adding a media page to the www.ShroudOfTheAvatar.com website that will contain the artwork and screenshots available for download. We'll send out another update as soon as that webpage is completed (look for it in the next few days).

    19. Creator Rashid Mansoor on March 14, 2013

      Link to a larger version of the image would be great.

    20. Creator Jeff McHattie on March 14, 2013

      The concept art is awesome so far.

    21. Creator MrFester on March 14, 2013

      Great work! Now do you have a 2560x1440 I can get for my monitor? :)

    22. Creator ☆Mitch the Edelmann☆ ☥Virtuous MGT470☥ on March 14, 2013

      Beautiful work, consider this my laptop background until further notice. :D