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Monday, September 26, 2005
 

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

Spiderweb Beta Test Sign Up Form
Avernum 4 Screenshots
Avernum 4


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