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Wednesday, March 21, 2007
 
Early Info On Avernum 5
7:25 AM | Cord Kruse | 2 comments

In a post on the Spiderweb Software forums Jeff Vogel recently detailed some of the changes and additions fans can expect from the upcoming fifth game in the popular Avernum RPG series. Still in early development A5 will offer an elaborate plot and a variety of improvements to gameplay.

i. Elevations are completely in the game. They look nice.

ii. There is now a system of battle disciplines. People with high combat skills will be able to use special abilities. Some of them are cool enough that some mages will be tempted to train in pole weapons.

iii. I have vastly expanded the keyboard shortcuts. You will now be able to target attacks and spells using only the keyboard. (This includes fireballs.)

iv. The plot is very elaborate and cool. I tried for a similar level of intricacy as Geneforge 4: Rebellion.

v. I have also borrowed the much less annoying action point system from Geneforge 4. And a ton of the nice graphical effects too.

vi. The most irritating thing left to be done engine-wise is boats. There will be a lot of water travel.

vii. The Anama are back. Solberg has a decently sized role. Rentar-Ihrno is still dead.
For more information follow the links below.

Spiderweb Forums: Quick Avernum 5 Update
Spiderweb Software


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