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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.

The Story:

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

Version 1.1

* Now fully 64-bit compatible!
* A rare bug that could cause inventory items to disappear has been fixed.
* Numerous small interface improvements.

This version requires iOS 8 or later.

Ratings and Reviews

5 out of 5

6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Well-designed, engaging and extensive


The developer has put a lot of thought into the iPad implementation of this game and it shows. These Spiderweb Software games have existed on PC for years, but this is my first proper play-through of one. The UI works well for touch screen and movement around the screen is effortless. It's often the details that count in these conversions from mouse-and-keyboard games; this port is a success.

The game itself is extremely fun and addictive if you're into the cRPG style of game. Isometric RPGs are enjoying a bit of a renaissance at the moment; this game sits well amongst many others. It's expansive and immersive. The setting is unique and the writing takes refreshing turns. It's a wonderful long-haul game for those who enjoy a lengthy challenge. It serves as a reminder that iPad gaming hasn't fully succumbed to the blight of micro-transactions...yet.

Excellent, worth every penny


In the early 90's I spent hours on the original game so I decided to give the remake a try and I can say I am not disappointed. It is excellent value for money when you consider the amount of work that goes into a game like this. Thank you Spiderweb software, I now look forward to my morning commute so I can delve into this fascinating world once again. Works well on iPad mini and stylus.

Huge amount of content, well worth the cost


I've just completed this. The game is more expensive than many iOS games but has a huge amount of content and so is well worth the cost. I'd recommend this game.


Spiderweb Software
174.5 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
© 2011-2016 Spiderweb Software


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