Spiderweb Software has released Avernum: Escape from the Pit for PC through Steam and also made it available on their website. The folks at Spiderweb are RPG veterans now, having already releasd both Avadon and The Geneforge Saga through Steam. Avernum itself is a long-standing series for Spiderweb and includes more than half a dozen entries in its history.
Avernum: Escape from the Pit is actually a remake of Exile: Escape from the Pit which was released way back in 1995. They’ve completely revamped the combat system, graphics, and more to bring the classic indie game into the modern era. The story is one of imprisonment as your character is cast into a vast dungeon deep below the world. The game contains three different epic quests based on however you choose to respond to your incarceration. You can simply look to survive, try to make your way out of the pit, or sate your vengeful thirst by going after those who imprisoned you.
However players choose to steer the game, the world in which they must do so is expansive and varied. Spiderweb touts 80 towns and dungeons, dozens of side quests, and a variety of characters and races to encounter. The game’s combat system is robust with over 50 spells, battle disciplines, and a variety of character traits to pick.
Our games may not be the prettiest on Steam, but their audience really gets that the depth of the story-telling and quality of gameplay outweighs that minor shortcoming. We are hugely grateful for all the support they have shown for indie games like mine! – Jeff Vogel, Spiderweb Software founder
You can find out more information on Avernum: Escape from the Pit by checking out the official game website. In the meantime, check out the latest trailer below.
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