Didn’t Shroud of the Avatar just have a telethon? It did! But this is a special one in honor of Portalarium founder and MMORPG genre stalwart Richard Garriott and his birthday. Technically, we already celebrated his birthday by blowing up some explosives and grilling burgers on July 4th (that was why we did that, right?), but July 6th works just as well for this event.
The fundraiser kicks off today at 4 p.m. EDT as this post is going live (you can watch it down below) and as usual offers special Lord British-themed stretch goals for donors as well as closes down some past rewards. Plus, “For every $2,500 donated, all developers on camera have to either dance, sing, or drink a shot of alcohol.” Devs will also be answering player questions submitted on the official site.
Fundraising efforts on the studio’s SeedInvest portal continue as well; yesterday, Portalarium added several dozen new screenshots and updated its 2016 financial statement (they’re down under “data room”). Of note, Garriott still maintains a 52% controlling interest in the company, which has spent $18M on the game and deferred $11M in revenue.