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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.

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    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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