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Spiderweb Software Announces Avadon: The Black Fortess

Posted by Rampant Coyote on May 28, 2010

So if you were wondering what Spiderweb Software would do now that they have concluded both of their award-winning RPG series, the mystery has now been at least partly revealed in a press released yesterday:

Avadon: The Black Fortress

Man, and here I was thinking he was going to retire and make hidden object games…

As you can see from the screenshot to the right (if you expand it) or the other screenshots on the website, this isn’t exactly a quantum leap in graphical quality from his previous games – but it’s still looking pretty sharp.

The website enumerates these features of the new game:

Avadon: The Black Fortress features:

  • Epic fantasy role-playing adventure in an enormous and unique world.
  • Four different character classes, with dozens of unique spells and abilities.
  • Uncover the fascinating history of Avadon and the land of Lynaeus.
  • Many different endings. Your choices will change the world.
  • Dozens of side quests, hidden dungeons, and secrets to discover.
  • Hundreds of magical items to find. Use powerful crystals to make your artifacts even more powerful.
  • Huge adventure with lots of replay value.

The story as described sounds fairly ordinary for fantasy fare, but I’m sure it’s got plenty of intriguing twists.

Both the Mac and Windows versions are supposed to be available in early 2011.

Filed Under: General - Comments: 5 Comments to Read

  • Chevluh said,

    This actually looks pretty interesting but I cvouldn’t help but first notice he’s fighting the ever-RPG-related giant rats on that screen

  • Rampant Coyote said,

    Heh – I love giant rats. It’s just so old-school.

    Hopefully, nobody will think about Giant Rats the same after Frayed Knights Act 2….

  • Bad Sector said,

    I just had an image of a giant hippie rat village…

  • Stu said,

    I think I’ve seen that bullet point list before

  • mk2net said,

    The graphics are definitely a leap above what they were in his older games. Eschalon definitely pushed him in the right direction in that area.