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Avernum: Escape From the Pit

Avernum - Escape From The Pit review

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The best RPGs on PC in 2019

Look! A ranking of the 50 best RPGs on PC. I know, you never asked for this, but here it is. It is 100 percent correct, we double-checked. The RPG is a broad and deep sea and fishing out the best games from its characterful waters is no easy task. But we are capable fishers on the good ship RPS, and know when to humanely…

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2 years ago

‘ave you heard? Vintage RPG remake Avernum 3 released, with free demo too

Back, back, back when we are all a lot clearer on what 'indie game' really meant, there was a series of roleplaying games from Jeff Vogel's teeny-tiny studio Spiderweb Software. They were 2D, they were resolutely singleplayer, they offered massive freedom of movement and character development and... well, I keep using the past tense, but Spiderweb have kept on fighting their good fight since 1995.…

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Avernum 3: Ruined World concludes RPG trilogy in 2018

Don't call it retro: Jeff Vogel's Spiderweb Software are still making the same sorts of RPGs they did decades ago (and often the very same games). This week Spiderweb announced Avernum 3: Ruined World [official site], capping off their trilogy of remakes of their expanded remakes of the '90s Exile games. If you want old-school top-down RPG action with plenty of freedom and a world…

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6 years ago

Goodness Me: Spiderweb Software Is Twenty

We're a couple of days late with this, but I felt it really deserves a mention. Spiderweb Software, the studio that creates classic isometric RPGs, has just celebrated its 20th birthday. There aren't many studios that can claim that, especially with the original team still working there. Of course, it helps that the original team is Jeff Vogel.

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8 years ago

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Avernum – Escape From The Pit review

Spiderweb Software have one intention: to keep making 90s-style RPGs, and to keep making them good. Avernum: Escape From The Pit is their latest, technically the seventh game in the Avernum series (although presented with a fresh start), the 20th game from the developers, and the first of their games I've played. So from that perspective, and despite having spent so many hours still only…

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Role On: Avernum: Escape From the Pit

Spiderweb send word that they are starting a new Avernum RPG trilogy. The first episode will be called Escape From The Pit, and should be available in "Q1 2012". As usual the game will feature fantasy of the epic flavour, and plenty of turn-based combat. It also has an open sort of overall quest structure: "Three separate game-winning quests. Seek safety, escape or revenge. Do…

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