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Posts tagged “Spiderweb Software”

Spiderweb Software launch Kickstarter for new series, Queen’s Wish

Spiderweb Software have been producing huge elaborate RPG series since 1994, and yet there's still a good chance you've not heard of them. Created chiefly by one guy, Jeff Vogel, his series like Avadon, Avernum and Geneforge have incredibly dedicated followings, and we've covered them a bunch before. The Avadon series concluded in 2016, and they finished remaking all the Avernums earlier this year, and…

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‘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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New Spiderweb RPG Avadon 3: The Warborn Released

Spiderweb Software's RPGs aren't 'retro' - Jeff Vogel has been doing this since 1994. 'Old school' might be it. Look, I've quibbled over terminology enough for today so let's skip to: whatever you call them, it's a niche Spiderweb revel in. Today the two-person studio released their latest fantasy RPG, Avadon 3: The Warborn [official site]. It's the conclusion to the Avadon trilogy, not to…

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Ye Olde Roleplaying – Avernum 2: Crystal Souls Released

"Ooh they don't make RPGs liked they used to," grumps an imaginary person I've created for the sole purpose of illustrating a sentiment I've heard around. The thing is, Imaginary Person, they do make 'em like they used to. Spiderweb Software never even stopped making 'em like they used to, and now they're remaking 'em like they used to too, or remaking remakes even. Today…

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Out Of Exile: Avernum 2 Crystal Souls Out January

Your friendly neighbourhood Spiderweb is at it again. We missed the original announcement of Avernum 2, which is the sequel to the remake of the expanded remake of 1995's Exile: Escape From the Pit. I played the original back when I was a rebellious young isometric RPG lovin' teen and John had a jolly good time with the first part of this rebuilt series back…

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Avago: Avadon 2 – The Corruption Is Out, Plus Demo

Spiderweb's Jeff Vogel has been making RPGs for twenty years, but I only caught onto them a couple of years back. But my tardiness doesn't dampen my enthusiasm to learn his new game is now out. Avadon 2: The Corruption, the sequel to 2011's Avadon: The Black Fortress, is out today. And it promises lots of improvements over the last, already very decent game, based…

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Avadon 2 Will Be Released 366 Days Before Halloween 2014

It's my first day back after three months off and - oh you don't care in the slightest, naturally. STRAIGHT TO BUSINESS, eh? I like that in a semi-anonymous website reader who I shall likely never meet. Here is some business: release date and stuff for Avadon 2, which sharper observers may glean is the sequel to Avadon, the old schoolish RPG from Spiderweb Software.…

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Some News About Avadon 2: The Corruption

Spiderweb has now been making turn-based RPGs for a long time. Twenty years. We spoke to Mr Vogel about that quite recently, and he's not looking to break his pattern: Avadon 2: The Corruption is landing some time before the end of the year. Spiderweb explains: "As a Hand of Avadon, the Black Fortress, you once held unlimited power. Your word was law. Your homeland…

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Feature: Enter His Spiderweb

Interview: Jeff Vogel On Bundles, Graphics And Pessimism

Jeff Vogel is the man behind Spiderweb Software, the studio that recently celebrated its twentieth anniversary of creating rich, deep RPGs. As a week-long Humble sale draws to a close tomorrow, we dragged Jeff away from writing content for Avadon 2 to talk about the amazing success of the sale and how it will put his kids through college, the changing nature of selling indie…

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Spiderweb Software Are The New Weekly Humble Bundle

With excellent timing (we were just celebrating this yesterday), on the 20th anniversary of Spiderweb Software, the enormously loved games from RPG guru Jeff Vogel are the subject of this week's Humble Weekly Bundle. Which is to say, you can get fifteen of the games for any price you like. Woo! You can see indie developer and living legend Vogel explaining this all below.

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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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Caught In The Spiderweb: Avadon 2: Corruption

The world's handsomest turn-based RPG developers (probably) Spiderweb, send word that they are bringing a second Avadon game into the world. It is to be named Corruption, and will bear the mark of "2", indicating its sequelness. They explain: "Avadon 2: The Corruption is the second chapter in the epic Avadon trilogy. In this fantasy role-playing adventure, you will serve the keep of Avadon, working…

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Feature: Old School Is The New New School

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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The Monster Mash: Geneforge Saga

On one level, this post exists to inform of a fantastic deal on that thar Steam, however it's also the first time we've mentioned that the games in question have appeared on Steam at all. They are the Geneforge Saga, five RPGs created by Spiderweb Software between 2002 and 2008, although they feel as if they could have been made between 1992 and 1998, with…

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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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You Could Play Avadon: The Black Fortress

Because there's a demo. Spiderweb Software's Olden Skool CRPG is out now, and you can unlock the full game from the demo, I believe. Spiderweb have been going for quite some time now and, thanks to the pitiless gaze of their founder, Jeff Vogel, have never deviated from their mission. If Avadon tickles your interest them you should totally browse through their other games. There's…

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Avernum VI Demo: Aver Banana!

That subject line makes no sense, but bear with me. It's early and I'm tired. If you're coming to Avernum now, of course, you're not early. You're late. In fact, as late as it's possible to be. Except not too late. And... start again. Shorter sentences. Control. Avernum VI released. Demo available. Final part in Avernum series. Long-running, successful niche-targeting indie-RPGs. There's also a deal…

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