Richard Garriott, the man regarded by many as the king of computer-role-playing games raising capital for his latest video game through crowd-sourcing website Kickstarter, reports Wired.
Mr. Garriott, also known as Lord British, has a new role-playing game, Shroud of the Avatar, which will retail at $5,000. Lord British is offering rare copies of the first game he created, Akalabeth, to backers that invest $10,000 or more into his Shroud of the Avatar game.
This is an opportunity that could be an equally sweet deal for a collector or an investor. A copy of Akalabeth, which was not an original copy by Garriott, sold for more than $98,000 on eBay last Sunday.
Those are all original parts,” Garriott told Wired, passing along photos of the Akalabeth components shown above. “I literally have a box that’s here in the office, and what that box is, is the box I took home from the print shop next to the computer store where I was working. I spent $200 on Ziploc bags, Xeroxed cover sheets and these printed decals to make the disks.”