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Through the Moongate: Richard Garriott, Origin, and Ultima

A project in Milan, Italy by Andrea Contato

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Richard Garriott, Origin Systems, and the legendary CRPG series Ultima are central to the history of video games. This is their story.
Backers: 397
Average Pledge Per Backer: €73

Funded: €28,855 of €22,000
Dates: Sep 16th -> Oct 16th (30 days)
Project By: Andrea Contato
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Latest News

Ready to go through the moongate?

October 16th - via:
Success! We did it! It means a lot to me: I decided to start this journey because many of you expressed interest in my book at the beginning of this year and said you would like to help to finance its translation and printing. You did your part and... (Read More)

Final 24 hours

October 15th - via:
We are about to enter the final stretch so now is the last chance to pledge if you want to secure your copy of Through the Moongate. This will be the one and only chance to get Manda's stunning bookmark that will come with every hardcover copy. The... (Read More)

Choose your virtue Avatar

October 10th - via:
A million thank yous to all our backers who made another achievement possible! We will have the pleasure to work with Siobhan Beeman, Ellen Guon Beeman, and other Originites on the Wing Commander 2 chapter, which will be delivered as... (Read More)

Final week!

October 9th - via:
Our top four tiers are sold out and we are closing in on the first stretch goal. Even if this Kickstarter is funded, keep spreading the word to reach all those Ultima fans who might still miss out on this Kickstarter. It might be their last chance to... (Read More)

Manda's Bookmark Preview

October 2nd - via:
We've received the latest version of Manda's wonderful bookmark art and had to share it with you all. As good as this already looks, it is still a work in progress and will be cut and framed to create the finished bookmark. Every hardcover copy of... (Read More)

100% funded! Bonus Wing Commander 2 Chapter

September 30th - via:
This amazing journey started three years ago when I began a research project, intending to write a series of articles for an online magazine about the life of Richard Garriott and the games he produced. What appeared to be simple on the surface... (Read More)

Report thy feat

September 28th - via:
With the campaign nearly funded, artist Francesca Amalfitano has started work on hand finishing the certificates for the $85 and higher tiers.   Shown here with some original Ultima completion certificates, this is still a work in progress but we... (Read More)

Happy Birthday Wing Commander and Ultima Online

September 26th - via:
Monday marked the 21st anniversary of Ultima Online and today was the 28th anniversary of Wing Commander. Both their stories lie through another moongate in volume 2, but we thought we should commemorate the occasions with a peek into what lies... (Read More)

We create collectibles

September 23rd - via:
We have finished the prints of the cover, which will be included with the Compassion, Valor and Avatar tiers. These are strictly limited to just these 10 prints. A truly unique collector item and our way to show gratitude for so much support. They... (Read More)

A special thank you for a successful start

September 21st - via:
After an outstanding 5 days which brought us already to 73% funded, we wanted to acknowledge how fortunate we are to address an exceptionally loyal fan base of so many great legacies like Ultima, Ultima Underworld and Wing Commander, which Origin's... (Read More)

New tier for group orders. Save on Shipping!

September 18th - via:
Second day of Kickstarter and the highest two tiers have sold out! We are at 56%! Your ongoing support is incredible! To provide a tier for all those who like to order more than one book and save on shipping (as requested by some followers), we added... (Read More)

An overwhelming successful first day

September 17th - via:
Colonel-sama is most pleased with your performance thus far - SpiritOur "Through the Moongate" Kickstarter has been up for (extremely exciting!) 24 hours and we are already at 45% funded after a bit more than a single day! Your help and interest in... (Read More)

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