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Spiderweb Newsletter: Avernum 4 Q&A, Beta Testers Wanted


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Posted 17 January 2006 - 01:07 PM

In Spiderweb Software's latest newsletter the upcoming role playing game Avernum 4 was "officially" announced. Returning to the underground empire made popular in previous Avernum and Exile titles, players face a variety of unexplained disasters plaguing the land and must seek out the mysterious foes assaulting the heroes' homeland before it is too late. The newsletter includes a brief question and answer section about the new game.

Q: Does the game use a new engine?

A: Avernum 4 uses a HIGHLY modified version of the Geneforge engine. It
runs at a higher screen resolution, has nicer graphics, and is very
definitely an Avernum game.

Q: Does the game play like Geneforge?

A: Nope. It's an Avernum game. It is fully turn-based, and has the
Avernum game system. People who like Avernum more than Geneforge will
not be unhappy, I promise.

Q: Is it big?

A: It's enormous. A gigantic world, almost 200 quests, and as many
characters and as much dialogue as anything we've ever done.

Q: Will it be out soon?

A: I sure hope so. If I avoid getting the flu, it should be out for
Macintosh by Christmas and Windows 2-3 months after that.
Spiderweb has also posted a few new screenshots of the game and is asking would be Macintosh beta testers to sign up for consideration. Requirements include a reliable internet connection and an ability to communicate clearly. For more information about the beta test and the game itself follow the links below.
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