Posts Tagged ‘Jeff Vogel’

New release: Avadon 2: The Corruption

As promised, Spiderweb Software‘s latest wRPG epic, Avadon 2, is now out for Mac OSX and Windows! The premise: You are an agent of Avadon. The Black Fortress. Your job is to protect your homeland from the limitless threats that surround it. Titans. Monsters. Barbarians. Fading, jealous empires. The warriors and spies of Avadon must […]

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RPS interview with Jeff Vogel

RockPaperShotgun has a new interview up with Spiderweb Software‘s Jeff Vogel where he shares his latest experiences in development, talks about his development process, and talks about the advantages of Steam and frequent sales. RPS: Spiderweb has been going an for amazing twenty years, and clearly has a large following of dedicated fans. But from […]

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New release: Avernum: Escape From the Pit

Jeff Vogel has written in to let me know that Avernum: Escape From the Pit has finally been released. (We last covered it this past July.) This game is actually a remake of the first Avernum, originally released as Exile: Escape From the Pit. The remake runs on the most up-to-date version of the Avernum […]

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New release: Avernum: Escape from the Pit

Jeff Vogel has released his remake of the original Avernum for Mac. If you’re a Mac user, the game can be yours for $20; if you’re a Windows user, you’ll have to wait for “Q1, 2012.” Either way, here is a trailer showing off the game in its new engine.

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Interview with Jeff Vogel

Today I scored an interview with Jeff Vogel, one of the great-grandaddies of the indie RPG world.Vogel has been developing indie RPGs for a whopping 15 years, and by all accounts, he’s been quite successful at it. We discussed the reaction to Avadon (his latest game), what his next move will be as a game […]

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New release: Avadon: The Black Fortress

Earlier this week, Spiderweb Software released Avadon: The Black Fortress for Mac. The Windows port is “Coming in Spring 2011,” or “hopefully by the end of April”; sometime after that, an iPad port is apparently on the horizon as well. Avadon has had a remarkably short development cycle since its  announcement in May of last […]

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Why have narrative in games?

It has been somewhat in vogue recently among a certain class of indie game designer to assert that games are not a good storytelling medium. Now, I have never made a secret of my views on dialog and other narrative techniques in games. While interactivity is of course central to any gaming experience, that is […]

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Avadon: The Black Fortress announced

Spiderweb Software posted a page for a new game slated for release in early 2011: You are a servant of Avadon. The Black Fortress. Your job is to protect the Pact, five nations that have banded together in a fragile alliance. The purpose of the Pact: To hold back the waves of invaders that seek […]

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2 Jeff Vogel interviews

Jeff Vogel’s given two separate interviews over the last week or so: first this one from Captain D’s PC Gaming Blog, then this one on GameBanshee. Also, just because I find it interesting, here is a recent blog post Jeff wrote evangelizing the reuse of old game engines and assets for RPGs.

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Game review: Avernum 6

Title: Avernum 6 Developer: Spiderweb Software (Jeff Vogel) Platforms: Windows, Mac Price: $28 (plus $6 to purchase it on CD) I’ll start with a confession: Avernum 6 is the first Avernum game I’ve played. So I write with a fresh eye toward the thing, rather than seeing it as one in a series of gradually […]

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