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Akalabeth: World of Doom

a.k.a. Ultima 0: Akalabeth / 阿卡拉貝

published by California Pacific Computer Company in 1979-06, running on Apple II E
type: role-play
genre: Fantasy
series: Ultima
perspective: 1st person bird's-eye
player options: single player
languages: eng
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Description
This game originally came on a cassette packaged in a zip-lock bag, along with an eight-page instruction booklet. Richard Garriott simply 'published' a few dozen copies in zip-lock baggies at a local Computerland store where he worked. The documentation sheet with art was also done by hand. Only two copies are currently located in the hands of collectors. Richard Garriott kept one for himself and he also has a box with 12 more new in mint condition. 15 known copies. Garriott has promised to auction his boxed copies one at a time on ebay. Garriott's boss sent one copy to California Pacific Computer Co. They wanted to publish it on a large scale. (the California Pacific Computer's copy is unknown).
MSRP: ?


In 1980, California Pacific Computer Co. began publishing a 5.25" disk version. The artwork was only slightly improved and it still came in a zip-lock bag
MSRP: $34.95


In 1981, Ultima (Ultima I) was released and at the same time Akalabeth was re-released in a traditional box and 5.25" disk. The cover art for this release was Denis Loubet.'s "Wrong Way" and the same one that was reused for Ultima II.
MSRP: $34.95


In 1997, Origin released The Ultima Collection, in which Akalabeth was known as Ultima 0. That version of Akalabeth was done in assembly language by Garriott himself because there was never an assembly language version nor PC version of Akalabeth until then.
(Zerothis) - # 2010-02-16 07:02:41
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Authors / Staff

design

Richard Garriott 'Lord British' (designer)

coding

Richard Garriott 'Lord British' (programmer)

graphics

Denis Loubet (cover art)
Richard Garriott 'Lord British' (art)
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