Avadon: The Black Fortress is one of the best games released on the iPad ever. It’s a deep, lengthy, old school-style RPG.
The publisher of Avadon, Spiderweb Software, was pleased with the reception it had on Apple’s big screen, and so, encouraged by that success, has announced another game for the platform; Avernum: Escape from the Pit.
It bears some visual similarities (not to mention the name) to Avadon, but it’s an entire different game set in an entire different game world. Needless to say, we are very, very excited by this announcement.
The surface is ruled by the cruel Emperor Hawthorne, master of the Empire. All of the known lands are subject to his brutal command. Everyone who speaks out, who misbehaves, who doesn’t fit in is cast into the dark, volcanic pits of Avernum, far below the surface. There, you are expected to die, a victim of starvation, horrible monsters, or simple despair.
But not all of the Avernites have surrendered. With magic and steel, they are forging a new nation deep underground. You can join them and fight for safety. Or freedom. Or even, if you dare, revenge on the surface-dwellers who tried to destroy you.
The game is set for release in Q1, 2012.