A fresh look at an old masterpiece
What is LoW, you ask? Simply put, it's a rewrite for modern architectures
of the incredibly good game Ultima Underworld 2: Labyrinth of Worlds
that came out in the early 90's.
I'm rewriting it from the ground up, while trying to keep the feel and spirit of the original masterpiece intact.
At the moment, the tech demo allows you to walk (and jump) around all the Underworld II levels and worlds, has all NPCs and most monsters. You also get to see and manipulate all the dynamic objects of the game, and peek inside containers. The paperdoll has been implemented, too, and lets you access your inventory as well as wear/wield armor and weapons.
It is now possible to converse with the various NPCs. While not all the conversations work correctly (or at all) most do for the most part and it is now possible to actually understand the storyline. :) NPCs are also able to give items, now.
Another worthy project you might want to go take a look at is Underworld Adventures which seeks to recreate the first installement of that series and is doing a darn good job of it.
If you are an Ultima VII fan, then Exult is going to tickle you pink! The freshly released version 1.0 will allow you to play Black Gate and Serpent Isle with the addons on modern architectures, with a few gameplay improvements to boot!
Have fun. Send flames, criticisms, love letters to firstname.lastname@example.org