Richard Garriott

Programmer, Video Game Designer

1961 –

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Who is Richard Garriott?

Richard Garriott de Cayeux is a video game developer and entrepreneur. He is also known as his alter egos Lord British in Ultima and General British in Tabula Rasa. A well-known figure in the video game industry, Garriott was originally a game designer and programmer and now engages in various aspects of computer game development and business.

On October 12, 2008, Garriott launched aboard Soyuz TMA-13 to the International Space Station as a self-funded private astronaut, returning 12 days later aboard Soyuz TMA-12. With his trip, he became the second person, and first American, to be a second-generation space traveler.

Garriott founded a new video game development company in 2009, called Portalarium. His current project is Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues where his primary role is as CEO and Creative Director.

In 2011 he was married and changed his name to Richard Garriott de Cayeux. Richard and wife Laetitia, had their first child, Kinga Shuilong Garriott de Cayeux, on June 30, 2012. Their second child, Ronin Phi Garriott de Cayeux was born on July 28, 2014.

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Born
Jul 4, 1961
Cambridge
Also known as
  • Lord British
  • Richard 'Lord British' Garriott
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • Clear Creek High School
Employment
  • Destination Games
  • Origin Systems
Lived in
  • Austin

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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