So, the Nox Archaist Kickstarter 2.0 launched a few days ago, and we're already at 325% of our funding target. The game would of course have been produced regardless of the Kickstarter, but the huge success of our crowdfunding means that we're going to have a truly top quality physical "big box" product, just like you bought an Apple II game off the shelf in the late 80s.
The icing on the cake is that I spoke with Richard Garriott and he agreed to allow his avatar, Lord British, to appear in the Nox Archaist world as a major NPC!
The end result is, effectively, the full culmination of my childhood dream to work on Apple II Ultima games with Richard Garriott. Now not only have I worked on and been paid for my work on a Lord British game (I composed music for Shroud of the Avatar), but I am a developer of an Apple II tile-based RPG that will prominently feature Lord British!
It doesn't get much better than this. Here's the trailer for the Kickstarter, with voice overs by yours truly:
Oh, and, if you happen to read this blog entry prior to the end of May 2019, you can go to http://ks.noxarchasist.com and get your own physical copy of the game!