SpiderWeb Software has released a new version of their in-depth fantasy/adventure game, Avernum. Avernum 2, from the same people that brought us the Exile series, is a follow-up to the original Avernum title and takes users deeper into the plight of the prisoners of the underworld. According to Spiderweb Software:
Avernum is a prison. It is an enormous warren of tunnels and caverns, farbelow the surface of the world. You were banished there by the cruel Empire,to spend the rest of your life in the underworld. At first, it seemed likeyou and your many fellow prisoners might be able to form a nation and livein peace, far from the sun.
Then a group of adventurers from Avernum assassinated Hawthorne, the emperorof the Empire. Now the forces of the Empire are rampaging through yourunderground home, killing everyone they find. As things stand, the nation ofAvernum, and all in it, are doomed.
But then you, lowly soldiers stationed at the most remote of forts, get achance to change things. A series of unexpected events gives you the chanceto explore unimagined realms, meet strange alien creatures, and maybe, withluck and cunning, save your people from certain doom.
Avernum. Itis a terrible place. But itis all you have.
Avernum 2 is the sequel to the hit retro-rpg Avernum. Avernum 2, like itspredecessor, is a classic fantasy role-playing game, designed for anyone whowants a huge game with a fascinating plot and who longs for the good olddays of Ultima and Wizardry. It features beautiful 3-D, 16-bit graphics,including drawings by well-known fantasy illustrator, Phil Foglio, a massivestoryline with three different game-winning quests (complete one or two ofthem, or even all three), and addicting gameplay.
Experience with Avernum is completely unnecessary to enjoy Avernum 2.Avernum is a complete rewrite of the classic game Exile 2: Crystal Souls.Avernum is from Spiderweb Software, makers of Nethergate and theaward-winning Exile series. Estimated minimum system requirements: PowerPCMacintosh, 12 MB free RAM, 20 MB hard drive space, 800x600 screenresolution. Highly recommended: 16 bit color, minimum 120 MhZ Processor.
Avernum 2 is available for US$25. You can find more information at the Avernum web site.