Avernum: Escape From the Pit

By: Derek Yu

On: April 15th, 2012

Avernum: Escape From the Pit, by Spiderweb SoftwareScreenshot taken by crowe.

Avernum: Escape From the Pit is a remake of Avernum (1999), which itself is a remake of Exile: Escape From the Pit (1995), Spiderweb Software’s very first RPG. Built on their latest game engine, Avernum: EFTP retains the original’s storyline and environments, but revamps the graphics, interface, and certain game systems. On top of that, it adds some new characters and areas to explore.

The game is available for Mac, Windows, and iPad.

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  • Jamagic

    First comment, I win!

  • Guest

     Exile, and later Avernum, were a big part of my childhood, and I’m still very fond of the world Spiderweb built through and for them. I’m not sure if the engine can bring that much shine onto the classic – it’s definitely not as drastic a change as the 2D-to-3D one from Exile to Avernum – but I’ll grant them the benefit of the doubt. They’ve earned that much.

  • Jamagic

    Why everyone’s posting stuff on the FEZ post? This game looks kind of cool and deserves more comments! 

  • Post

    Discovered Spiderweb software recently… can’t stop.  Something about the design and story even in their older games that makes me want to explore everything.  The world & story are more fleshed out than many other rpgs.  Impressive for such a small team.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Levi-Morgan/1656014467 Levi Morgan

    Awesome, thanks for the post on this.  The Avernum remake was something I was looking forward to, but I don’t exactly check Spiderweb’s website (har har) often.

    I like the newer engine, and I really liked what I’ve played of Avernum, but wasn’t sold on Avadon, so this might be the one I give them my money for.

  • Derek YOOHOO

    They need to work on more original games, instead of rehashing the same stuff.

  • Wot?

    So, that’s the remake screenshot? If that’s how the improved remake looks I’m scared of seeing the original.

  • WAT

     lol i know right its like even worser graphics than an playstation2 game!!! rofl who faggots buys this shit!!!!1

  • crowe

    It’s a very good game.

  • http://glown.wordpress.com/ glown

    who fagget indeed bro……….who fagget indee d

  • Jamagic

    This game is better than FEZ

  • Guess-T

     because you ruined it

  • Anonymous

    Anyone played this yet? I’m debating whether to get it.

  • Lil’ Troller

    I wonder if my computer can handle it…

  • Lilo

    This is my favorite game of all time.  No joke.  I’m playing through for the fifth time now (although the first time on this particular version), and I’m loving it more each time.

  • Clay

    I loved Avernum as a kid. I guess this release will encourage me to explore it again!

  • Pita Magic

    People interested in indie rpgs might be pleased to know that Age of Decadence has released a public demo and has started taking pre-orders. Pretty exciting stuff!

  • What, you want my NAME?

     I think I last heard about the Age of Decadence project FOUR YEARS AGO!

    Well, anyone who complains that tight deadlines are strangling creativity can take a long look at this industry…

    …it would be hard to imagine a novel or an automotive plant ever working on such a flexible schedule.

    But I do assume that AoD will be all the better for it.

    I’m in the silent majority who consider Avernum to be garbage, and an unrewarding waste of time, BTW.

  • Stitch

     Wow, it’s weird to see an opinion that’s objectively wrong, but there it is.

  • ddd

    You are the only one.

  • Martin Krauser

    That’s an awfully silent majority there.

    I loved the Exile games and I actually found Avernum’s new groove clunkier than the old crisp top down style. :) I really miss text to create atmosphere in modern RPGs.

  • Blogblog

    It’s true, it is hard to imagine a novel factory working on a flexible schedule.

  • Geust

    Can I play as Thissa and Frrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr?

  • Muz

    Lol, I remember Exile as a kid. Only finished Avernum once, and played Avernum 2 halfway through. Maybe I’ll just skip this one and wait until they Spiderweb remakes Avernum 2.

  • Nick S.

    In terms of the mechanics, I feel that “Avernum: Escape from the Pit” is a great step up from the other “Avernum” games. Same fantastic plot and setting, but with improved graphics and a much smoother playing experience.

    Highly recommended.

  • Renaud B

     I like it but I miss the free-roaming of Avernum 6 (only other avernum I played, + Avadon), I don’t like that he went for a world map, almost J-rpg style, everything feels tiny.

    I’m also pissed about the fact I can’t seem to close doors, it’s an OCD/LARPer nightmare. I remember finding a little shack in an open area in Avernum 6 and using it as a base, stocking supplies etc…now I can’t cause there are no open areas and I wouldn’t want to leave the fucking door open anyway.