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Saturday, June 4, 2011

Spiderweb Software

Thought I might introduce some of you to another indie developer you have probably never heard of.
This small company was started by Jeff Vogel back in 1994. I remember picking up Exile III: Ruined World back in 1997. It was a dungeon crawler with graphics that you might see on the original NES but man it was fun and very addictive.
Here are a few

Then I picked up Blades of Exile not long after, the graphics are the same but more story and things to do. :)
Jeff has made many fun dungeon crawlers since then and the graphics and gameplay elements have come a long way. But he likes to keep it where anyone can play his games on any system without taxing their machine.
If you are like me the graphics don't mean much anyway, sure they are nice to look at but I'm more interested in story and gameplay.
Here is a look at his latest game Avadon: The Black Fortress
He offers extensive demo's on all of his games. Check out his site.

Added video that shows a good deal of gameplay.


  1. Looks like some great old-school RPG/strategy gaming going on there. I will have to check it out.

  2. I'm glad there are people still developing this type of stuff.

  3. i think i saw a gameplay video on youtube recently

  4. It looks entertaining, I miss good rpg games xD

  5. Not great graphics but great detail in the development

  6. This thing looks so old. It's too bad we're used to really good graphics these days, otherwise these games would actually be playable.

  7. Thanks for posting this.

    I don't know what's up but the last few weeks has been all about retro stuff.
    I played some old games again, and a friend called to tell me he found an old RPG we used to play when very young that I hardly remember.

    I'm gonna nickname this Retro-June.

  8. I love how the old games were actually hard, now every game developed is piss easy.

  9. I LOVED THIS GAME. I cant believe anyone stilled plays it. 2 thumbs up. I remember fighting that one guy in the dungeon after level 3 and lost all my stuff. no save. ahhh good times...

  10. Man that game was awesome! following ya!

    Check my blog, I got a bunch of gaming/tech news.

  11. would love to see this style come back

  12. It is still very playable, if I ever get up enough this is second on my list behind xenonauts ;)
    And yea I am feeling very retro lately :D
    And yep most games these days you just mash one button to win