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Friday - February 28, 2014

Avadon 2 - Available on iPad

by Myrthos, 15:45

Avadon 2 is available now on iPad device worldwide. Here is the official blurb:

Feb 28th, 2014 – Spiderweb Software's long awaited sequel to the award-winning Avadon: The Black Fortress is now available for iPads worldwide. Avadon 2: The Corruption is the second chapter of the epic Avadon trilogy. Avadon 2 is a fantasy adventure of the old school, full of quests, powerful artifacts, and a fascinating story. Grab a copy on the App Store or pick up a copy for Windows or Mac.

Avadon 2: The Corruption is an epic fantasy role-playing adventure in an enormous world. Choose from five different types of characters, including the new Tinkermage class, each with dozens of unique spells or skills. Explore a gigantic world filled with secrets, artifacts, and a rich story. Experience multiple different endings and dozens of world-influencing side quests, and ultimately choose between saving your homeland or allowing it to fall and make way for something greater.

For centuries, your homeland was protected by Avadon. The Black Fortress. Home and training ground to the greatest warriors, mages, spies, and assassins the world had ever known. They brought safety, in return for freedom. Then Avadon was shattered in a deadly sneak attack, and the foes of the Pact are ready to invade. You have been conscripted by Avadon, and now, with chaos raging, it will be your destiny to see this maelstrom through. Will you help to restore Avadon to its glory, or will you betray it and help a new empire rise in its place? What happens next is up to you. Find out more at the Avadon 2 website and watch the trailer.

Tuesday - February 18, 2014

Avadon 2 - 75% Off on Steam

by Couchpotato, 08:55

Steam is offering Spiderweb Software's RPG Avadon 2 for 75% off.

Avadon 2: The Corruption is a huge, indie fantasy role-playing adventure, the second chapter in the epic Avadon trilogy. You will serve the keep of Avadon, working as a spy and warrior to fight the enemies of your homeland. As a servant of the Black Fortress, your word is law. Experience an exciting fantasy role-playing adventure as you try to save your homeland from civil war and fiery destruction.

Thanks Zerotown for the tip.Wink

Wednesday - January 15, 2014

Avadon 2 - iPad Release Date

by Couchpotato, 01:34

Spiderweb Software announces in a new press release the release date of the iPad version of Avadon 2: The Corruption.

Epic RPG Series continues in the palm of your hand.

Jan 13th, 2014 – Spiderweb Software is ready to roll out their latest RPG, Avadon 2: The Corruption, to iPad devices on Feb 28, 2014. Avadon 2 is the fourth full-length RPG Spiderweb has ported to iOS and each has done exceptionally well, delivering the full depth and quality of their Windows and Mac versions to the touch screen.

Find out more about Avadon 2 at http://www.spiderwebsoftware.com/avadon2 or get the first game of the series for iOS at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/avadon-the-black-fortress-hd/id429761869.

For centuries, your homeland was protected by Avadon. The Black Fortress. Home and training ground to the greatest warriors, mages, spies, and assassins the world had ever known. They brought safety, in return for freedom. Then Avadon was shattered in a deadly sneak attack, and the foes of the Pact are ready to invade. You have been conscripted by Avadon, and now, with chaos raging, it will be your destiny to see this maelstrom through. Will you help to restore Avadon to its glory, or will you betray it and help a new empire rise in its place? It is a time of chaos and change. What happens next will be up to you.

Avadon 2: The Corruption is an epic fantasy role-playing adventure in an enormous world. Choose from five different types of characters, including the new Tinkermage class, each with dozens of unique spells or skills. Explore a gigantic world filled with secrets, artifacts, and a rich story. Experience multiple different endings and dozens of world-influencing side quests, and ultimately choose between saving your homeland or allowing it to fall and make way for something greater. Find out more at the Avadon 2 website and watch the trailer at http://www.spiderwebsoftware.com/avadon2/.

Friday - January 03, 2014

Avadon 2 - Review @ Softpedia

by Couchpotato, 04:41

Softpedia has posted a new review for Spiderweb Software's Avadon 2.

Considering the scope of the game and the size of the studio, it’s not all that bad. The story has its twists and turns, there are many optional dungeons and quests, your companions have their own motivations and beliefs and remember whether you agreed or disagreed with them, there’s a bit of a moral quandary hovering about, and there are many solid hours of exploring packed in this little gem.

It may not be a streamlined experience entirely worthy of our times, but it certainly plays the nostalgia card right. Unfortunately, it takes both the good and the bad, not managing to bring enough new blood into the genre, being content with just being more of the old stuff.

If you liked the Ultima series or remember having a lot of fun with Dark Sun, then you’re certainly going to love Avadon 2: The Corruption. The game is tailor-made for die-hard classic role-playing fans and it doesn’t pretend to be anything it’s not.

If you can stomach the graphics and its archaic pitfalls, it offers countless hours of fun and exploration, a good story, and an overall rewarding and enthralling experience. Above all, what it may lack in visuals and polish, it makes up for in soul. It is truly a game that has a lot to offer beyond its quaint presentation.

Wednesday - November 20, 2013

Avadon 2 - Patch 1.0.1 Released

by Couchpotato, 04:12

In a new post on the games website Spiderweb Software announces that a new patch for Avadon 2 in now available.

We have updated Avadon 2: The Corruption to v1.0.1 on our site for Macintosh and Windows. This update fixes a number of issues, including a weird bug that could make a major NPC disappear. We will update the versions on Steam, GOG.com, etc very soon. If you get Avadon 2 from our site, just download the v1.0.1 demo and install it over v1.0. This will fix the problems and not affect your registration/saved games.

Friday - November 15, 2013

RPGWatch Feature - Avadon 2 Review

by Couchpotato, 05:05

Fluent has taken the time to review Jeff Vogel's latest RPG Avadon 2: The Corruption.

Being a gamer and also a person who reviews games is an interesting thing. Sometimes, games come along that don't really grab you, yet you have to continue playing them in order to finish the review. Sometimes a game comes along that, when you play it, the hours seem to melt away and the review writes itself. Then, there's the rare game that drops into your lap every once in awhile that is so good that it captures your imagination from the beginning and reminds you why you loved gaming in the first place. This is my favorite type of game to review, and Avadon 2: The Corruption, the newest offering from veteran indie-RPG developers, Spiderweb Software, is a shining example of a game that will completely absorb your entire being for the many hours you spend playing it. Let's take a more in-depth look at what the game has to offer.

Thursday - November 14, 2013

Avadon 2 - Review @ GameBanshee

by Couchpotato, 00:27

GameBanshee's Eric Schwarz's takes a look at Avadon 2: The Corruption in this new four page review. Here is the conclusion for the those to lazy to read the link.

Overall, Avadon 2 is very much more of the same for Avadon. What Avadon did well, in its interesting political situations that tread morally ambiguous ground, is still alive and well in Avadon 2, perhaps even better. There are also some enjoyable side-quests and a few companions I liked, even though a few too many characters were too bland and stock for my tastes. The Tinkermage character class is also something different and is more interesting to play than most of the other choices, too. Even though the overarching story itself is not very interesting, it's still a step up from the first game's.

Yet, Avadon 2 also maintains all the same issues the first game had in spades. There is too much of a focus on combat, and the combat that does make up most of the gameplay simply isn't very good most of the time. The quest design is often absurd and illogical in the way it cuts off opportunities from you arbitrarily. There's still an over-abundance of purely cosmetic choices, where a line of dialogue will change but the end result will be identical. And perhaps worst, it's simply too big and bloated for its own good, and doesn't have enough for the player to really do - that Diablo-level of depth to the character system really does lead to a mechanically shallow game on the whole.

Avadon found its niche of fans, of course, and Avadon 2 will still please those players who want more of the same, but as a sequel, and Spiderweb's umpteenth game overall, I feel these issues shouldn't be overlooked. At $10 on Steam and GOG, and $20 at Spiderweb's official site, Avadon 2: The Corruption still follows the Spiderweb mantra of providing a lot of game for your dollar, and I still do appreciate Jeff Vogel's incredible effort in building such huge RPGs with such a small team. But, take away the sheer size and ambition of the "one-man RPG studio", and the game both comes up lacking next to Spiderweb's excellent Geneforge and Avernum games, and unambitious when taken as a sequel to the first Avadon.

 

Thursday - November 07, 2013

Avadon 2 - Review @ Digitally Downloaded

by Couchpotato, 00:23

Digitally Downloaded posted a new review for Avadon 2: The Corruption, and gave the game a final score of 4.5 /5.

If you're able to stretch your imagination beyond the visuals you're in for a rich pulp fantasy world of diabolical villains, horrific monsters and exotic villages to explore. Vogel's style of fantasy has always been rooted in the Dungeons & Dragons aesthetic of the 80's, and frankly it's good that these developers still exist, because it's a unique style that I would hate to see disappear completely. 

Thursday - October 31, 2013

Avadon 2 - Review @ Gear Diary

by Couchpotato, 03:46

Gear Diary has the first review for Avadon 2: The Corruption. The review doesn't give a score but the impression is they enjoyed the game.

Avadon 2: The Corruption took me more than 40 hours on my ‘review playthrough’ – and that is after already being familiar with the entire game. I would estimate that it is ~25% larger than Avadon in terms of real-world scope. Still not as big as a game like Avernum VI, but much larger than many of the RPGs we are seeing released in recent years.

One thing I really appreciated as I played was the care taken in balancing the combat systems and character classes. In nearly every encounter with disparate enemies, you will find some challenging and others trivial. Similarly your individual characters will at times be attack leaders and at others be nearly ineffective. It forces you to think about how you distribute the responsibilities of the party and brings even more strategy to the game.

In his personal blog Jeff Vogel reflects the values of loving gaming, but as a developer, husband, and parent he lacks the time to do all of the gaming he wants. I find that reflected in his development sensibilities – I never felt like he was wasting my time: by allowing me to enter regions from various points I don’t have to do excessive backtracking; by balancing the need for combat with the boredom of trash mobs my combat time felt well spent; and I never felt the need to go around bashing every barrel looking for gold nuggets like in Neverwinter Nights.

My time was appreciated, and as a result I felt constantly engaged even during short gaming sessions. It made for a very rewarding and easily recommended gaming experience.

Wednesday - October 30, 2013

Avadon 2 - Now Available

by Couchpotato, 22:23

Spiderweb Software announces that Avadon 2-The Corruption is now available for purchase. You can buy it on Spiderweb Software ,or GoG.com

Avadon 2: The Corruption is now available for Windows and Macintosh! This is the second chapter in the epic, indie Avadon saga. For centuries, the fortress of Avadon protected your people. Now it lies in ruins, and invaders and rebels cluster at your borders. You must hold them off, or you can switch sides and join them. The choice is yours. Come get the huge, free demo.

Wednesday - October 16, 2013

Avadon 2 - October 30th Release Date

by Couchpotato, 01:35

Spiderweb Software announced that Avadon 2: The Corruption will be released on Oct. 30 for Windows PC and Mac.

Oct 10 th, 2013 – Spiderweb Software ( http://www.spiderwebsoftware.com) announced that their newest indie, epic length RPG, Avadon 2: The Corruption, will release on Oct 30 th, 2013 for PC and Mac with iOS scheduled for early next year. The game will be available on Steam as well as other sources and directly from the Spiderweb Software website. Avadon 2 focuses on protecting your homeland from a rising empire as rebellion and conflicts prevent your people from uniting against the threat. A trailer is available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOKNsPORe3M.

As a Hand of Avadon, the Black Fortress, you once held unlimited power. Your word was law. Your homeland was united and prospered under the protection of the Black Fortress. Now that fragile alliance has collapsed. Rebellion rages, outside enemies gather, and Avadon lies in ruins. Will you fight to restore your power and bring peace to your realm, or will you join the rebels and forge a new nation? The decision will be yours in Avadon 2: The Corruption.

Avadon 2: The Corruption is an epic fantasy role-playing adventure in an enormous world. Choose from five different types of characters, including the new Tinkermage class, each with dozens of unique spells or skills. Explore a gigantic world filled with secrets, artifacts, and a rich story. Experience multiple different endings and ultimately choose between saving your homeland or allowing it to fall and make way for something greater.

Sunday - October 06, 2013

Avadon 2 - Preview @ Invision Game Community

by Couchpotato, 00:51

The Invision Game Community has a new preview of Avadon 2 - The Corruption.

At this early stage Avadon 2 is really looking like it will be a very detailed game to play and a desirable title for RPG fans looking for a deep and meaningful adventure to engage themselves within. If there were one negative that I would point out at this point in development, it is that there is a lot of reading to do. I know this is not an uncommon feature in such games, and maybe this is a more personal factor than a genuine problem requiring a fix, but I recognise that some gamers are like myself and do not wish to have to read too much while they play. I personally prefer speech to text, but in a game of this style I can see why text might have been the preferred choice of the developers. As a whole the game seems to have a lot to offer to RPG fans and it will be interesting for them to see what they think once it reaches its final release.

The Good – A deep storyline and an adventure which never makes you feel too far disconnected from the wider world and overarching task at hand. A short but sweet tutorial also acts as the perfect refresher for players of Avadon and a strong first-time guide to new players alike.

The Bad – Some players may not be too fond of the amount of text to read in game.

Friday - October 04, 2013

Avadon 2 - Preview @ Gizorama

by Couchpotato, 00:39

A site that goes by the name Gizorama has a new preview of Avadon 2: The Corruption.

Avadon 2: The Corruption does nothing blatantly wrong. It does not fail on a technical or conceptual level, nor does it thrive in either aspect. While this game can serve as a good bit of nostalgia for any turn based RPG fans, is really doesn’t do anything new.  If you enter into a game with the expectation of getting a brand new experience with innovative elements, this is absolutely not for you. However, if you seek a blast from the past that injects a fresh, albeit slightly derivative, story and an awesome class (Tinkermage) than by all means, buy this game when it is released.

Tuesday - October 01, 2013

Avadon 2 - Preview @ Leviathyn

by Couchpotato, 00:55

Leviathyn has posted a new preview of Spiderweb Software's next game Avadon 2.

Avadon 2 follows on directly from the main plot in Avadon (assuming that you didn’t try anything funny!). The main difference is that you start as a lowly scout in the midst of a rebellion instead of an almighty and unquestioned Hand of Avadon. Instead of a feeling of power you have to deal with danger and authority, which is an altogether different kind of thrilling. While your status changes throughout the game, the main storyline focuses on how Avadon clings to it’s former authority and power to try to keep the Pact safe despite the damage it sustained during the last game.

Overall, there really aren’t that many changes in the Avadon sequel, but all of them are positive ones. If you loved Avadon: The Black Fortress, you’ll most likely love this new addition of fantasy goodness. This also means that anything that annoyed you is still in there – a lot of the core mechanics like the UI and inventory system are all the same.

Thursday - September 12, 2013

Avadon 2 - Beta Preview @ IndieRPGs

by Couchpotato, 01:07

IndieRPGs previews the beta version of Avadon 2 in a new gameplay video.

In my Youtube account, I come bearing a new video: IndieRPGs.com Checks Out Avadon 2! Specifically, we’ll be looking at an early version of the Windows port of the game. It’s still in beta, but this should give us a peek at what we’re in for:

Jeff Vogel has been making these sorts of games for a long time, and it shows. He’s gotten this thing down to a science. There isn’t much to critique here that can’t be chalked up to the limitations of an introductory sequence (after all, a measure of linearity is necessary if you’re going to teach the player basic skills for play in the right order).

Wednesday - August 28, 2013

Avadon 2 - The Corruption Trailer

by Couchpotato, 00:24

Spiderweb Software has released a new trailer for Avadon 2 called The Corruption.

Spiderweb Software, Inc. is creating Avadon 2: The Corruption, an all-new, indie fantasy role-playing game and the second title in their hit Avadon Trilogy. Return to Avadon, the dread Black Fortress. You are a spy and warrior, fighting the foes of your homeland. As a servant of the Black Fortress, your power is great and your word is law, but you will need all of your skill and cunning to end the civil war that is tearing your land apart.

Thanks go to GamesInquirer for this post.Wink

Friday - February 22, 2013

Avadon 2 - Officially Announced!

by Gorath, 12:33

Spiderweb officially announced their next Avadon game, Avadon 2: The Corruption. It will be released on PC, Mac and iPad this fall.

Here's the feature list again we posted last week when the website went live:

  • Epic fantasy role-playing adventure in an enormous and unique world.
  • Five different character classes, with dozens of unique spells and abilities.
  • Uncover the fascinating histories of Avadon and the many lands of Lynaeus.
  • Many different endings. Will you be loyal to Avadon or switch sides and bring it down? The choice is yours!
  • Dozens of side quests, 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. Experience with Avadon: The Black Fortress is entirely unnecessary to enjoy Avadon 2.

Thanks Xian!

Thursday - February 14, 2013

Avadon 2 - Website Available

by Myrthos, 15:28

Kordanor noticed this page on the Spiderweb site about the yet to be announced game Avadon 2: The Corruption.

Avadon 2: The Corruption is the second chapter in the epic Avadon trilogy. In this fantasy role-playing adventure, you will serve the keep of Avadon, working as a spy and warrior to fight the enemies of your homeland. As a servant of the Black Fortress, your word is law. Experience an exciting fantasy role-playing adventure as you try to save your homeland from civil war and fiery destruction.

Avadon 2: The Corruption Features:

  • Epic fantasy role-playing adventure in an enormous and unique world.
  • Five different character classes, with dozens of unique spells and abilities.
  • Uncover the fascinating histories of Avadon and the many lands of Lynaeus.
  • Many different endings. Will you be loyal to Avadon or switch sides and bring it down? The choice is yours!
  • Dozens of side quests, 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. Experience with Avadon: The Black Fortress is entirely unnecessary to enjoy Avadon 2.

Information about

Avadon 2: The Corruption

Developer: Spiderweb Games

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: RPG
Combat: Turn-based
Play-time: 20-40 hours
Voice-acting: None

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· Platform: PC
· Released at 2013-10-30
· Publisher: Spiderweb Games