I guess I missed the initial announcement because today I read on Kotaku that Lord of Ultima is now in open beta. It is a browser based game in which you build cities and do battle against the world. I am trying it out and it is okay so far. I’ve played a couple browser games and this seems to have a lot more features than most. It also has pretty graphics.
Besides the name, it doesn’t have a thing to do with the Ultima or Ultima Online universe. Everything is generic fantasy. Perhaps there is some stuff later on or little easter eggs. The naming is purely to bring back nostalgic feelings. Get people to play…….and eventually pay.
While the game is free to play, there is a store where you can purchase diamonds. I assume other stuff will be sold in the future. Limited edition items or city decorations. The possibilities are as endless to which a wallet can be opened.
Will have to see how this game turns out.
In other news, Markee Dragon’s redesigned website has opened. I have to say I am not a fan of the new design. The old one was unique and interesting. Now it is generic game blog 37452 with standard game screenshot backdrops. Also what is up with going with a blue color scheme? Even the dragon is now blue! Bleh.