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Avernum: Escape From The Pit Screenshots Unveiled
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 4 comments

Spiderweb Software has released two new screenshots for the upcoming Avernum: Escape From the Pit. Currently in development, the game is a "ground-up rewrite of Avernum" which will include a new engine and new graphics. As in the original, Avernum: Escape From the Pit follows the adventures of individuals exiled to a mysterous underground realm.

Spiderweb Software returns to its epic creation, to tell a story of imprisonment, rebellion, and the struggle for freedom against overwhelming odds. Avernum: Escape From the Pit is the first chapter in an Indie fantasy role-playing saga, the tale of desperate exiles and their battle for survival and a land to call their own.

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.
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.

Avernum: Escape From the Pit is planned for release before Christmas.

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Torchlight II Delayed
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 4 comments

Runic Games has revealed that its upcoming action RPG sequel, Torchlight II, will not be released for Windows users as soon as the developer orginally planned. The game is now likely to release sometime in early 2012 for Windows gamers, with a Mac version still planned for release sometime after that.

The first Torchlight was released in record time, but it had plenty of issues that a little more development could have resolved. We didn't have the resources at the time to give Torchlight that treatment. Right at this moment though, we do have those resources for the sequel, and we feel strongly that we should apply them to make this the best game we can make and hopefully one that you'll enjoy and continue to want to play in the future. We've probably had 18 months of full development time on it so far - not excessively long yet, as far as that goes. The amount of time we need to take it the rest of the way is relatively small.

We feel pretty safe in saying that if you enjoyed Torchlight at all, this sequel is superior in every respect. Right now our job is to ensure that the quality level is consistent all the way to the end.

Read more at the page below.

Torchlight 2 Delayed
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Diablo III Follower Details Revealed
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Blizzard Entertainment has released more information about Diablo III's follower system. In a new section of the official website the company features information about three followers with screenshots, skill details, and equipment options.

The templar are holy warriors, fighting for justice and eschewing the dangers that lead to cultism and demonic possession by espousing self-denial. They do not merely pay lip service to protecting the realm - they are battle-trained and experienced to a man, and the brooding, dedicated Kormac is a paragon among them.

Kormac came to the order as a young man, and was quickly molded into the ideal templar, adapting naturally to an ascetic way of life. His devotion is particularly unshakable, even for one of his order, and, despite his respect for battle prowess, his disdain for those who don't share his high moral standards is readily apparent.

Though Kormac's ways will not always be your own, your aims and goals align, and so he will fight alongside you to purge the world of the insidious darkness that would hide from the light of Heaven.

Head over to the page below to learn more.

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Girl With A Heart Of Released
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 4 comments

Bent Spoon Games has announced the releae of Girl With a Heart of For Mac and Windows PCs, iOS, and Android. Described as an "experimental interactive narrative," the indie title puts players in the role of an eleven year girl named Raven who discovers she is the only one who can save her town.

Summary:

Beneath the planet's surface, you have to cast aside your assumptions. Darkness is not your enemy, but Light's army is about to reduce your town to ash. In this 2D interactive narrative, take the role of Raven, an eleven year old girl, who learns that she is the key piece in stopping the inevitable destruction of her town. Now, she has to understand the unfolding events, struggle to solve the challenges facing her, and define herself through difficult choices that will have far-reaching consequences. As Raven, you will interact with multiple interesting characters, explore a beautiful fantasy world, make lasting decisions, learn Dark magic, and, if you are clever enough, gain infinite power.

Key features:

  • Lots and lots of captivating dialog.
  • Fascinating new fantasy world.
  • Beautiful and unique art style.
  • Multiple complex characters with dynamic personalities.
  • Difficult choices that affect the story and the characters.
  • Interesting and challenging discussion topics.
  • Multiple endings based on your decisions.
Setting:

Set in Underfoot, a subterranean city inhabited by the Dark race, "Girl with a Heart" of is the story of Raven, an eleven-year-old girl separated from her parents during a vicious attack by the Light's army. As her city's last defenses slowly crumble and her sense of normalcy is stripped away, Raven learns that she plays a critical role in this global conflict due to her unusual, artificial heart. Now she must learn to harness her newly acquired power and make a series of choices that will have life-altering consequences beyond her little town.

Girl with a Heart of is an interactive narrative that progresses as Raven converses with the inhabitants of her multi-level city. During these conversations, the player is confronted with choices that influence other characters' reactions and determine the flow of the story. The "correct" choices are not always straightforward; decisions that seem good can actually be detrimental and players must use rationality and logic to succeed. The unfolding narrative is accompanied by stylized graphics that depict a world where darkness, not light, is the primary life source.

Girl with a Heart of is available now for $5.99.

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Mac Games News for Friday, November 18, 2011

EVE Online Crucible Announced6:00 AM
Jurassic Park: The Game Released6:00 AM
Mafia II: Director's Cut Coming To Macs December 16:00 AM
The Marbians Now At Macgamestore6:00 AM
 
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