Spiderweb Software has announced the upcoming release of Avernum 6
(http://www.avernum.com/avernum6/index.html), the final game in the
Avernum series. Avernum 6 is set in the world of Avernum, an enormous
series of caves far below the surface of the world.
Here’s how the game is described: “Travel into the strange
subterranean land of Avernum, full of dungeons, labyrinths, and
constant warfare. Avernum is a world underground. It is a nation of
people living in an enormous warren of tunnels and caverns, far below
the surface of the world. Once a prison colony for rebels and thugs,
it is now a wild frontier, full of adventurous souls looking for
wealth, fame, and magical power.
“And then the Blight came. Almost overnight, the mushrooms Avernum
needed to feed itself withered and died. Then the denizens of the low
tunnels, the savage, reptilian Slithzerikai, emerged. Sensing
weakness, they struck, destroying much of a weakened Avernum and
creating waves of hungry, desperate refugees.
This final set of disasters threatens to destroy your homeland in a
spasm of famine and warfare. Only you can help your people to get to
safety before everything falls apart.”
The Mac version is due this winter, the Windows version next spring.
Pricing hasn’t been announced.