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announced the first release of Richard Garriott's Shroud of the Avatar
fantasy role-playing game. Backers of the crowd funded project can log in to their accounts, download the client, create a character and begin to wander and explore the streets of Owl's Head, the game’s first town open for business.
In Release 1, players will also be able to converse with non-player characters (NPCs) and try out the game's dialog system. Players will also be able to equip their avatars with different clothing, armor and weapons and they'll be able to select a house from the entire list of player houses, even the vast Lord of the Manor estate. There will also be chests of furniture and decorations all over Owl's Head for players to pick up and outfit their newly established homes.
This early release is single player online only. In later releases, the Shroud of the Avatar team will roll out multiplayer online modes.