Richard Garriott Hypes Tabula Rasa From Space

October 15, 2008 -

As we reported on Sunday, Richard Garriott rocketed into space aboard the Soyuz TMA-13.

GP sister-site GameCulture has posted a fascinating story detailing some of what the Ultima series creator has gotten up to.

Among other activities, it seems that Garriott is doing some sophisticated hyping of Tabula Rasa, his latest MMORPG. From GameCulture:

...live footage streamed from the capsule's cabin showed the veteran game designer grinning through the faceplate of his helmet, holding a card with an array of icons written on it... The icons were 'logos,' an ancient form of pictographic communication used by the Eloh, an alien race that forms part of the lore of Garriott's latest MMO, Tabula Rasa...

 

the official Tabula Rasa website... provided a single clue — the message was a famous quote... In what is certain to be the first intergalactic mini-ARG (alternate reality game), the power of crowdsourcing and collective intelligence manifested itself quickly. By yesterday afternoon, gamers at PlanetTR... were already celebrating victory. One of the board's members, Valashar, claimed to have successfully translated the cryptic quote... [it is] Earth is the cradle of humanity but mankind will not be in the cradle forever.
 

Tabula Rasa, by the way, is set in space.


Comments

Re: Richard Garriott Hypes Tabula Rasa From Space

 I used to be a fan of him, until he totally dropped the ball on Ultima, thanks to Electronic Arts. From what it looked like to me, he made no effort whatsoever to reclaim his beloved series at all, and that saddened me so much that I pretty much don't care for anything he's doing these days. Unless he someday returns to what made him so great.

Re: Richard Garriott Hypes Tabula Rasa From Space

i got the translation for the message its Earth is the cradle of humanity but mankind will not be in the cradle forever

 

Shobidoo, the hardcore gamer

Re: Richard Garriott Hypes Tabula Rasa From Space

i got the translation for the message its Earth is the cradle of humanity but mankind will not be in the cradle forever

 

Shobidoo, the hardcore gamer

Re: Richard Garriott Hypes Tabula Rasa From Space

Tabula Rasa is better than it used to be.. just not good enough.

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Re: Richard Garriott Hypes Tabula Rasa From Space

Gotta hand it to the guy, he chases his dreams, love him or hate him, you've gotta respect him for that.

 
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