The Akalabeth: World of Doom wiki last edited by Arcadem on 08/19/13 08:59AM View full history


  • Akalabeth is considered "Ultima 0" by many and was included in the Ultima Collection in 1998.
  • Developed during the summer of 1979 while Richard Garriot was a teenager working at ComputerLand in Clear Lake City, Texas.
  • Copies were originally distributed by Garriot in plastic bags, before the rights were bought by California Pacific Computer in 1980.
  • The original name was D&D28b, since it was based on Garriot's 28th game inspired by the Dungeons & Dragons ruleset.
  • Since it was written in BASIC for the Apple II, the source code was easily modified by other users and developers to hack their characters.

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