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App description: "Avernum: Escape From the Pit is an amazing game which will provide hours of fun. I would even go so far as to say its a nearly perfect example of a role-playing game." -AppleTell
"8/10" - Inside Mac Games
"Fans looking to get into the Avernum series will do very well with Escape from the Pit, and while the improvements beyond the game engine and visuals are relatively modest, there's still a lot to enjoy even if you've played through the game once before already." - GameBanshee
"The games strong writing carries it through, and earns it a place among the greatest indie RPGs. 9.0/10" - Game Chronicles
"It is a tribute to indie gaming as a whole that a game made by such a tiny team can swell into such an involving, engrossing and glorious fantasy epic. - 9/10" - The Digital Fix
"If you're looking for a complex single player RPG and value content at the expense of visuals, don't miss this title. 8/10" - Impulse Gamer
"Spiderweb Software have provided a vast world in which to get lost, and a hefty quest in which to sink your teeth, which will reward those who can overlook its lack of finesse with many hours of enjoyable adventure." - Indie Game Magazine
"Take this one with you on car trips, use it to replace your TV shows on summer break, whatever. No self-respecting fan of RPGs should be without it." - Technology Tell

Avernum: Escape From the Pit HD is an epic, indie fantasy role-playing adventure. It is optimized for the iPad and features an enormous world, a fascinating story, and 30+ hours of gameplay. Avernum is the first chapter in an epic tale, the story of imprisonment, rebellion, and the struggle for freedom against overwhelming odds.

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.

The 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 doesnt 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.

Sanuku's comments:

04-03-2012, 05:36 AM
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OMG! Instabuy!

04-03-2012, 05:39 AM
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I only have one query: in what way(s) does this differ from Avadon? Going by the screenshots it looks very similar. I liked Avadon lots, but still haven't finished it and don't really need more of the same at the moment.

Then again, I'll probably just pick this up.
04-03-2012, 05:41 AM
It would be good to understand if Avernum supports the retina display and if not when (if ever) it is planned. On a very text-heavy RPD it would make me nuts if the fonts are muddy.

04-03-2012, 06:34 AM
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This looks amazing!
Instabuy for me, although I haven't finished Avalon yet..

Like Avalon, I wished we'd have an option to zoom in closer to the characters, they're really, really tiny, but I guess that's not possible with the engine.
And, hey, beggars can't be choosers.

It's fantastic the Dev keeps porting real old fashioned RPG's of such high quality to the iPad.

If nothing else, this ought to keep RPG fans occupied 'till Baldur's Gate arrives in the summer..

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04-03-2012, 06:56 AM
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Skirmish mode?
04-03-2012, 06:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Struan73 View Post
It would be good to understand if Avernum supports the retina display and if not when (if ever) it is planned. On a very text-heavy RPD it would make me nuts if the fonts are muddy.


I don`t wanna spoil to much but the Game does actually look great on an iPad 3. Specially the Text is as edged as I had expected it to be on the new Device.

The Picture was taken with my iPhone 4 since I forgot my iPhone 4S in my Car and currently I`m to lazy to get down and get it back.

Left: iPad 2/32 GB/3G
Right iPad 3/32 GB/4G
04-03-2012, 06:57 AM
Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 357
Geeze. This week is expensive! Nice to see an end to the drought of decent games.
04-03-2012, 07:16 AM
Joined: Apr 2012
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Is this game related to avadon or is it a whole new serie? Didnt play avadon yet but im planning to do so!
04-03-2012, 07:21 AM
@ Sanuku - Thanks. Then it is an instant buy for me. Love Arvadon and the polish this game has from a content perspective.