Why Do Gamers Support Crowd Funding?

[NoImgStyle][/NoImgStyle]When Shroud of the Avatar (SoTA) was announced and the Kickstarter campaign started, this was my first awareness that crowd funding existed. I had never heard of it. [NoImgStyle][/NoImgStyle]According to a Forbes article from May 8, 2013, I apparently have been living on an island. I wish I had known I …

Starr Long Discusses Chaotic Combat in SOTA

On Friday, October 18, 2013, Starr Long sat down with Stratics’ El of LA to talk about some of the aspects of Portalarium, Inc.’s Shroud of the Avatar. One of the interesting parts of this discussion was on the chaotic additions they have made to combat and magic casting in …

What’s Old is New Again: Stratics Celebrates 16 Years

[NoImgStyle][/NoImgStyle]Stratics will celebrate its 16th anniversary on Sunday, October 20, by hosting a series of interviews with some of the gaming industry’s most influential figures. In keeping with the theme of the celebration, “What’s Old is New Again,” Stratics’ guests will include individuals whose historical contributions uniquely shaped the modern …

Challenge of the Avatar over $10,000 of Prizes! – UPDATED

Starr Long has announced that the $10,000 Challenge of the Avatar: 48-Hour Scene Creation Jam competition will now start on 20th September at 6pm CDT. The news was originally announced in Kickstarter Update #36. The latest updates and FAQs can also be viewed on the Shroud of the Avatar website. This …

SotA Concept Artist Shares Creative Process

Shroud of the Avatar’s Concept Artist Stephen Daniele shares the creative process of art development for video games and invites the community to join, learn and contribute every Tuesday on his live show. Stephen Daniele is a creative catalyst unleashing people’s imagination.  With over 15 years of professional experience he …