YOU CAN’T GO HOME
AGAIN … OR CAN YOU?
Available in Paperback & Kindle eBook formats
For more than 20 years, millions of players have lived, loved, and lost in the medieval fantasy world of Britannia within the PC video game Ultima Online. Originally released in 1997 by developer Origin Systems and publisher Electronic Arts, Ultima Online is widely considered to be the grandfather of Massively Multiplayer Online games.
This second volume of the Braving Britannia series collects interviews with 30 more of the game’s players as they share treasured memories of slaughtering the weak, protecting the innocent, founding successful roleplaying communities, meeting future spouses, bonding with family and friends, decorating expansive castles, or just causing trouble for everyone around them.
Meanwhile, the author returns to Ultima Online for the first time in more than 15 years, hoping to discover whether the game is as special as he remembers it, or if his feelings are merely rooted in nostalgia.
It’s time to brave Britannia. Again.
The Braving Britannia series has been featured on:
“WE NEED MORE VIDEOGAME FOLKLORISTS,” BRAVING BRITANNIA & THE IMPORTANCE OF PRESERVING VIDEO GAME ORAL HISTORIES @ Wired.com
THE HISTORY OF ULTIMA ONLINE: AN AUDIO INTERVIEW WITH THE GEEK’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY PODCAST @ The Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy
REVIEW: BRAVING BRITANNIA TELLS THE PEOPLE’S HISTORY OF ULTIMA ONLINE @ Sidequest
WES LOCHER BRAVES BRITANNIA: AN AUDIO INTERVIEW WITH THE SPAM SPAM SPAM HUMBUG PODCAST @ The Ultima Codex
“ANYTHING BUT ULTIMA ONLINE”: KEEPING THE ROLE-PLAYING CLASSIC RUNNING (abbreviated excerpt with producer Rick Hall) @ VentureBeat
BOOK EXCERPT: A BEHIND-THE-SCENES LOOK AT BUILDING ULTIMA ONLINE (abbreviated excerpts with Raph Koster & Chris Mayer) @ Gamasutra
INTERVIEW AND EXCERPT: THE ‘BRAVING BRITANNIA’ BOOK PRESERVES ULTIMA ONLINE’S ORAL HISTORY @ MassivelyOverpowered
NEW BOOK: BRAVING BRITANNIA – TALES OF LIFE, LOVE, AND ADVENTURE IN ULTIMA ONLINE (featuring book excerpt) @ The Ultima Codex
NEW BOOKS EXPLORE THE ROOTS OF STAR WARS: GALAXIES & ULTIMA ONLINE @ MMORPG.com
Braving Britannia is featured on the following podcasts:
The Sandbox Podcast: Episode 159 – Ultima Shenanigans!
The Geekbox Podcast: Episode 475
Spam Spam Spam Humbug Podcast: Episode 109 – Wes Locher Braves Britannia (Interview)
The Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy Podcast: Episode 353 – The History of Ultima Online (Interview)