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Avernum: Escape From The Pit Released
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Spiderweb Software has announced the release of Avernum: Escape From the Pit. The game is a "ground-up rewrite of Avernum" which include sa 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.

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 available now for $20.

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Sunshine Acres Now At MGS
6:00 AM | IMG News | Comment on this story has increased its number of game offerings with the addition of Alawar Entertainment's Sunshine Acres. The farming simulation puts players in charge in charge of a small farm which, with careful management, can be grown to a large moneymaking enterprise.

Welcome to Sunshine Acres, where you make your living off the land! Between the rooster's call and the supper bell, you'll plant, water and cultivate your crops, then store away your harvest until you have enough to fill your truck and send it to market. With the cash you earn, you'll be able to upgrade your equipment and purchase production mills that can turn your harvest into the products consumers want. Do you have what it takes to turn a simple parcel of land into a sprawling farmland? Of course you do! So slip into your overalls and dig into Sunshine Acres, a game for the farmer in everyone!


  • 30 levels
  • Five manufacturing plants
  • Nine products
  • Nine awards
Sunshine Acres is available now for $6.99 (USD).

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New Dustforce Combat Trailer Unveiled
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Independent studio HitboxTeam has released a new gameplay video for their upcoming acrobatic platformer Dustforce. The trailer showcases some of the game's combat moves. Set to be released in early 2012 for Mac and Windows PCs, the game puts players in the role of a cleaner who must use acrobatic skills to clean up the game's levels.

“In this video, we've showcased some of the fast, stylish combat that players can weave into their platforming, Said Hitbox Team’s Woodley Nye. “We wanted to show that the game isn't just a difficult platformer - we've also worked hard to make a deep, fun and impactful attack system that goes hand in hand with running and jumping.

In Dustforce, players swiftly sweep through precarious environments in style. Dustforce originally won indiePub’s Independent Developer Competition along with a $100,000 grand prize. The up and coming game has since been completely rebuilt from scratch.

Learn more at the links below.

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Vendetta Online Updated
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Guild Software has released game and status updates for its massively-multiplayer online space strategy game, Vendetta Online. Version 1.8.202 offers a variety of updates and changes to the game.

What's new in 1.8.202:

- Added joystick support for Android 3.1 and above.
- Added PLUGINS_LOADED plugin lua event that triggers after all
plugins are loaded.
- Fixed another bug with changing channels in Voice Chat.
- Added experimental Voice Chat for Android version.
- Added Heyzap Check in button to Android Updater.
- Fixed problems with switching between group and guild voice chat.
- Fixed problems with Border Skirmish.
Learn more at the link below.

Vendetta Online Update Info
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