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  Portalarium & Lord British (Famed developer of Ultima & Shroud of the Avatar) Joins Forces with NEVERDIE in Support of Their ICO to Provide Millions of Gamers Universal Ethereum-Based NEVERDIE & Teleport Gaming Tokens
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07/20/2017
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

AUSTIN, Texas, July 20, 2017 — Portalarium, an Austin-based game developer and makers of the highly-anticipated fantasy role-playing game, Shroud of the Avatar (Shroud), today announced a partnership with Neverdie Studios to support the company’s Initial Coin Offering (ICO). Neverdie Studios produces games, live action movies, records and virtual products. Their ICO is a blockchain-based project aiming to create an Ethereum-based gaming platform. Shroud of the Avatar is the first game outside the Neverdie product lineup exploring how to utilize NDC. The two companies also announced today that Garriott would become an advisor to Neverdie Studios.

Jon “Neverdie” Jacobs, Neverdie Studios founder said, “This is a historic accord between two iconic avatars aligning to champion avatar rights. With the wise council of Richard “Lord British” Garriott, a legendary avatar, adventurer and world builder providing priceless insight into the development of the gamified virtual reality infrastructure to unite MMORPGS and virtual worlds, I’m confident that our noble ambitions will remain virtuous and have the greatest chance to succeed. Richard’s council on the structure and balance of universal gaming tokens will be invaluable.”

“We are devout believers that people living in and contributing to our virtual worlds can and should earn real world value for the time and value they bring to our world,” said Garriott, Portalarium’s CEO and Shroud’s creative director. “Having direct access to a publicly tradeable currency is a great way to provide this. I’m also extremely pleased to be invited to advise Neverdie on this exciting and ambitious project. Additionally, Shroud of the Avatar already has a deeply committed player base while in early access. We are exploring how our players can earn market based value with NEVERDIE NDC and TPT tokens that are both useable directly in the game as well as traded on the open market.

Shroud of the Avatar combines a single-player narrative story with a sandbox massively multiplayer online (MMO) experience. The game is the second highest fully crowdfunded game ever and currently stands at more than $11.8 million raised.

The Shroud production team includes Executive Producer Starr Long, who along with Garriott helped produce the groundbreaking Ultima Online MMO and New York Times bestselling author Tracy Hickman, who wrote the popular Dragonlance fantasy novels.

Shroud of the Avatar is currently in early access but is targeting a commercial release in late 2017.

About Portalarium

Portalarium headquarters is in Austin, Texas. The company was co-founded by legendary game developer Richard Garriott, who created Ultima, one of the longest running and most successful fantasy role playing game series ever. The company is currently developing its next game, the crowdfunded Shroud of the Avatar. In addition to backers with financial support, the Shroud community may also participate with art, sound, music and even design contributions in the main game. This is a game created for the community and with the community.

About Neverdie Studios

NEVERDIE Studios was founded by famed Avatar Jon NEVERDIE Jacobs, the brand is synonymous with intrinsic value of virtual goods. Club NEVERDIE is listed in the 2008 Guinness Book of Records as the most valuable virtual item in the world. In July 2017 NEVERDIE Studios launched the NEVERDIE Coin and Teleport token on the Ethereum BlockChain to connect MMORPG’s and Virtual Worlds to facilitate the growth of a trillion-dollar virtual goods economy to create a billion gamified jobs.

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Portalarium and Shroud of the Avatar are trademarks of Portalarium, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

CONTACTS:

David Swofford

[email protected]

+1 512 750-9098

Lynessa Williams

Neverdie Studios Media Contact

[email protected]