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Catnip Games Acquires Operating Assets of Portalarium, Including Shroud of the Avatar

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Catnip Games has acquired the operating assets of Portalarium, which includes the Shroud of the Avatar, in a recent forum discussion.

Executive Producer, DarkStarr, wrote the following on the forums announcing the acquisition,

“As of October 2019 Austin-based production studio Catnip Games has acquired the operating assets of Portalarium, Inc.; primary of which is Shroud of the Avatar. Portalarium was co-founded in 2009 by Hall of Fame videogame designer Richard Garriott (aka “Lord British”). Portalarium’s most recent game Shroud of the Avatar has a large global community of players which Catnip Games will continue to develop and expand.”

Richard Garriott said of the acquisition,

“We’re immensely grateful to the community who has built this game with us. The community’s support and participation remains strong and growing, and Starr and I plan to continue being involved in the community and within the game.”

The reaction in the forums appear to be mixed, with some congratulating Chris, and others expressing mild shock.


Poorna Shankar

A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.