Alpha testing for Richard Garriott’s Shroud of the Avatar is “on the horizon,” says a newsletter published for followers this past weekend. It’s been in early access pre-alpha for backers and Steam buyers since 2014.
Portalarium will be running what it’s calling a “Wondrous Winter Telethon” all day today, ending at 11 p.m. EST tonight, in an effort to push fundraising to $8 million. Expect deep dives and real-world loot.
The newsletter also gave players a preview of Sanctus Spine, a snowy mountain range in the game modeled on Asia’s Karakoram Range. Portalarium’s SorcerousSteve discusses how he’s used Unity’s Gaia Terrain Tool to home in on the details of the mountaintop fortress and make “some of the highest peaks in Novia yet.”