Spiderweb Software has released Avernum 6 for Mac OS
X(http://www.avernum.com/avernum6/index.html); it’s the final game in
the epic, award-winning Avernum series. Avernum 6 is set in the world
of Avernum, an enormous series of caves far below the surface of the
Here’s how the game is described: “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 game features clever enemies and dozens of interesting scripted
encounters. Learn over 50 spells and battle disciplines. Hunt for
hundreds of magical items or craft your own powerful artifacts.”
Avernum 6 costs US$28. A demo is available for download.