Don’t have enough money to go on a huge vacation this year? You might be able to save a lot of dough and still get the same basic experience by tooling around in Shroud of the Avatar.
The team’s latest developer letter reveals that some of the world’s more visually striking regions have served as inspiration for some of the pocket zones (or “scenes”) in the game. These include the Sunless Barrens, which draws from the sulfur hot springs of Yellowstone and the lava flows of Hawaii, and South Drachvald Spur, which recalls some of the sights and sounds of Mongolia.
Portalarium raked in an additional $45,000 from its January 8th telethon, so the money is still flowing into the game. The studio also created a special “clasped gauntlets cloak” as a reward that players can use for their own created community events. Finally, Release 50 is heading to the game on January 25th, so be prepared.