Richard Garriott

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Garriott, dressed as his "Lord British" persona, at the 2018 Game Developers Conference

Richard Allen Garriott (born July 4, 1961), also known as "Lord British", is a computer programmer, video game designer, co-founder of Origin Systems Inc., and creator of the Video game series Ultima. As of 2005 he is a Executive Producer for NCsoft.


  • Twenty-eight years ago, I created my first game on an Apple II in my bedroom closet at a time when the interactive entertainment industry was taking its first baby steps. Today the games business has grown to a multi-billion dollar industry and we are just at the tip of the iceberg. I'm thrilled to have been a part of this successful journey and I'm extremely honored by the Academy's Hall of Fame induction.
  • Stealing is OK as long as it's done well.

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