Avernum: Escape From the Pit HD
By Spiderweb Software
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"Avernum: Escape From the Pit is an amazing game which will provide hours of fun. I would even go so far as to say it’s a nearly perfect example of a role-playing game." -AppleTell
"8/10" - Inside Mac Games
"Fans looking to get into the Avernum series will do very well with Escape from the Pit, and while the improvements beyond the game engine and visuals are relatively modest, there's still a lot to enjoy even if you've played through the game once before already." - GameBanshee
"The game’s strong writing carries it through, and earns it a place among the greatest indie RPGs. 9.0/10" - Game Chronicles
"It is a tribute to indie gaming as a whole that a game made by such a tiny team can swell into such an involving, engrossing and glorious fantasy epic. - 9/10" - The Digital Fix
"If you're looking for a complex single player RPG and value content at the expense of visuals, don't miss this title. 8/10" - Impulse Gamer
"Spiderweb Software have provided a vast world in which to get lost, and a hefty quest in which to sink your teeth, which will reward those who can overlook its lack of finesse with many hours of enjoyable adventure." - Indie Game Magazine
"Take this one with you on car trips, use it to replace your TV shows on summer break, whatever. No self-respecting fan of RPGs should be without it." - Technology Tell
Avernum: Escape From the Pit HD is an epic, indie fantasy role-playing adventure. It is optimized for the iPad and features an enormous world, a fascinating story, and 30+ hours of gameplay. Avernum is the first chapter in an epic tale, the story of imprisonment, rebellion, and the struggle for freedom against overwhelming odds.
Avernum: Escape From the Pit features:
Epic fantasy adventure in an enormous underworld.
Huge outdoors and eighty towns and dungeons.
Three separate game-winning quests. Seek safety, escape or revenge. Do just one of them or all three!
Unique races and settings make Avernum different from any adventure out there.
Dozens of side quests and hundreds of magical artifacts.
Rich game system with over 50 spells and battle disciplines and a multitude of beneficial character traits to choose from.
You have been banished to the underworld, never to see the light of day again.
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-worlders who tried to destroy you.
What's New in Version 1.0.2
* Problem with corrupted screenshots in the Save Game window fixed.
* Some balance and scripting tweaks.
Worth every penny!
I'll keep it brief so I can get back to playing this fantastic game.
Jeff Vogel, the mastermind behind a game company named spiderweb software, brings to the iPad, Avernum. I have been playing his games since the early 90's when I got my first taste in a game called Exile. I came on floppy 3.5 if I'm not mistaken. This is a brilliant re-telling of that first original epic. If you've never played a game by spiderweb software, and you like games such as might and magic, ad&d darksun, wizardry..... You're in for a treat. The game plays differently depending on the characters in your party. Very open ended and a lot of fun to just explore and get into situations. Fantastic spell and skill system...
I could go on and on. In today's world of great graphics, and mediocre depth, take a step into the world of Avernum and experience what you've been missing in most modern rpg's.
I'd give it six stars if I could....
Quests, adventure, puzzles, combat. If you like it all, download immediately. I played Ultima type games for years, then came Doom along with the "shoot, loot, shoot, loot repeat forever genre and the concept of "Role Playing" basically disappeared. Well here, it's back! Please support this series if you like to actually immerse yourself in a real ROLE PLAYING game where you play a role with an interesting story and combat, leveling, and enhancing your gear is a means to an end and not the sole focus of your gaming experience. I loved every minute!
Love it, one suggestion
This is a deep RPG, it has a vast world to explore and lots of quests.
One major flaw is you can't pinch zoom. When you're traveling through the game it's very very hard to identify things on the ground or anywhere for that matter! I find myself traveling a few feet than I press the inventory button to see if there's anything I can pick up. It would help if the objects on the ground were more visible, keep in mind I have 20/20 vision.
I hope the developers implement pinch zoom someday so I can see what the heck I'm doing! Until then this app will be deleted.