Avernum: Escape From The Pit Is Announced For iPad, Mac And PC

This coming April, classic role-playing game fans will have a portable release to look forward to. Also releasing onto Windows PC this spring, is Avernum: Escape From the Pit from indie developers, Spiderweb Software. This newly-announced title may sound familiar to some. It happens to be a revamped and renamed version of Exile: Escape From the Pit, which debuted in 1995.

In a strange twist, Mac owners will receive the first chance to play this completely redone title (featuring improved systems, visuals, compatibility and interface mechanics.) Avernum: Escape The Pit will release on that platform later this month.

Gamers take control of a prisoner who has been cast into an enormous prison located in a pit-like underworld, where he must attempt to survive. The game focuses on survival and an eventual attempt to escape. During your time spent within this gloomy premise, it’s possible to tackle hundreds of different quests. A large game world is also present; available for in-depth exploration, with tons of loot to find.

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In April of 2012, Spiderweb Software (http://www.spiderwebsoftware.com) will bring Avernum: Escape from the Pit, a return to their greatest creation, to Windows and iPad. The first game in a trilogy of epic, indie role-playing games, Avernum tells of a struggle for survival in an enormous prison far below the surface world. As a new prisoner of the pit, you will struggle for survival, look for a way to escape, and even dream of revenge on the surface tyrants who cast you there.

You have been banished to this underworld, never to see the light of day. While the surface continues to suffer under the iron fist of Emperor Hawthorne, you will enter into a battle for survival in Avernum, a hungry and fragile nation deep in the underworld. The people of this world have not given up, however, and they are forging a new nation of their own with steel, magic, and dreams of returning to the sun. Join them, explore a huge game world, hunt for hundreds of magical artifacts, choose from hundreds of quests, and become the hero of the underworld!

Originally known as Exile: Escape From the Pit and released in 1995, this remastered version of Avernum: Escape from the Pit will contain immense overhauls to the system, graphics, compatibility, and interface of the indie classic. The entire award winning series will be redone from the ground up and make its debut on Macintosh in December, 2011 and iPad  and Windows in April, 2012.  More information is available at http://www.avernum.com/avernum/index.html


Spiderweb Software, Inc., an independent game-design company based in Seattle, WA, is fanatically dedicated to creating fun, exciting fantasy role-playing games for Windows, Macintosh, and the iPad. Past titles include the award-winning Exile, Geneforge, Avernum and Avadon series. More information on the company is available at www.spiderwebsoftware.com.