Shroud of the Avatar changes hands as Portalarium transfers assets to Catnip Games
Shroud of the Avatar modifications arms as Portalarium transfers property to Catnip Video games
Hey you realize when’s a superb time to drop probably dangerous information? Beneath someone else’s even larger dangerous information. Apparently, right now it’s going to be the revelation that Portalarium has offered Shroud of the Avatar to Catnip Video games.
“As of October 2019 Austin-based manufacturing studio Catnip Video games has acquired the working property of Portalarium, Inc.; major of which is Shroud of the Avatar. Portalarium was co-founded in 2009 by Corridor of Fame videogame designer Richard Garriott (aka “Lord British”),” Portalarium’s Starr Lengthy introduced on the boards this afternoon. “Portalarium’s most up-to-date sport Shroud of the Avatar has a big world group of gamers which Catnip Video games will proceed to develop and increase.”
So what the heck is Catnip Video games? It’s apparently a studio “established by Chris Spears, who served as CTO of Portalarium for over 6 years and was appointed President of Portalarium in 2019.”
There’s a quote attributed to Richard Garriott too: “We’re immensely grateful to the group who has constructed this sport with us. The group’s help and participation stays sturdy and rising, and Starr and I plan to proceed being concerned locally and inside the sport.”
SOTA at present counts a somewhat tiny inhabitants on Steam; Portalarium has lengthy maintained that almost all of the playerbase doesn’t play by that platform, nevertheless. Earlier this yr, the studio supplied up a graph that confirmed as many as 350 new gamers logging in on weekends.
Over the course of 2019, the sport and studio have thrown up severe warning flags. In March, Portalarium closed its bodily places of work, insisting it was a short lived transfer. Then in Might, we lined a number of SOTA snafus: the still-missing Kickstarter rewards, lacking SEC filings required by the sport’s fairness crowdfunding (nonetheless not filed), and the bizarre obfuscation surrounding who precisely was CEO of the corporate and when that occurred.
We’ve got reached out to the studios with a stack of questions and can replace in the event that they remark.