Shroud of the Avatar takes to Steam Greenlight and now approved

Shroud of the Avatar, the new Richard Garriott #RPG for #Linux, Mac and Windows PC is staking a claim for a Steam release via Greenlight.

It has a prospective #releasedate of first-half 2015.

That’s not particularly exciting but reminds us that development has been chugging along and that this crowd-funded game, unlike others, is well on its way to release.

Backers have been intermittently invited, since Christmas 2013, to play-test new builds of the game. What started off looking like a housing simulator now has proper player-versus-player combat and team arenas.

The budget, too, has risen, from the original Kickstarter sum of $1.9m, up to $4.8m.

Full-time live access to the unfinished game – rather than intermittent – is schedule for the end of the year.

Here’s a video with, err, interesting music, taken from the latest release – Release 9 – and showing PVP.

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