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General News - Jeff Vogel AMA

Discussion in 'Game/SP News & Comments' started by RPGWatch, Feb 9, 2018.

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    [​IMG]Jeff Vogel did a AMA (Ask me anything) on Reddit where he shares some details on his new RPG and other things.


    Hello, my name is Jeff Vogel! Since 1994, I've run an indie game company named Spiderweb Software (http://www.spiderwebsoftware.com/). We make indie, retro, old-school, story-heavy RPGs for Windows, Macintosh, and iPad. (And occasionally Android. And Linux.) We've made 16 all-new titles, plus ten full remasters.

    Last Wednesday, we released Avernum 3: Ruined World, a full remaster of our all-time most popular title. It's a gigantic game in a unique setting, with lots of cool encounters, an intricate battle system, and plenty of low-budget charm.

    Avernum 3 is out on Steam (http://store.steampowered.com/app/691830/Avernum_3_Ruined_World/), GOG.com (https://www.gog.com/game/avernum_3_ruined_world?pp=632667547e7cd3e0466547863e1207a8c0c0c549), and our own site (http://www.spiderwebsoftware.com/avernum/avernum3).

    I am spending the next several hours (until around 6 PM PST) answering questions and taking on all comers. If you want to ask about our games, indie games, the history of gaming and the Internet, or anything about role-playing games, fire away!

    EDIT: I'll answer the most common question now. What are we doing next?

    We're making entirely new IP. New game system, new graphics, new world, new story. I hope (no promises) to do a Kickstarter early this summer with a full announcement.

    It will still be a low-budget, turn-based, icon art fantasy RPG with a rich story. If you are expecting fancy tech, shiny 3-D, or big budget, nope. We're still us. Within those bounds, it is different from anything we've done before, and I'm very excited about it.

    EDIT 2: I try to answer every question. That means, if I ignore your question, it's answered elsewhere. I get a lot of question repeats.

    EDIT 3: Another FAQ ... We will remaster the Geneforge games, starting in 18 months or so. The story and gameplay will be mostly the same, but I have a lot of cool ideas for the creation system.

    I'm taking a break for an hour or so. The questions are slowing down, and there are a lot of repeats. I will be back to pick through and give answers. Oh, and 100 duck-sized horses.

    EDIT 4: Thanks everyone for a terrific AMA! I had a great time, and I hope I answered everyone's questions. If Avernum 3 sounds interesting, you can try a big demo on our web site. Have a great night!

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