What will come after Avernum4 for Windows?

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After Avernum 4 comes out for Windows, and aside from any other updating of older Avernums to run in OSX, what will the next game be from Spiderweb?

A new Geneforge? Or an entirely new series altogether?
Anyone in the know or is it still too early to tell?
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Jeff has alluded to an Avernum 5, but it seems unlikely that he would jump right into that directly after finishing A4, even if he really does decide to do it.

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My bet is, it'll be unoriginal.

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Probably a revamped Nethergate or Geneforge 4. Jeff has said that he's going to be doing both of them, and I presume that they will come before Avernum 5.

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If "revamped" Nethergate is just Nethergate with a geneforge treatment, blood will be spilled.

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It's supposed to be Nethergate Carbonized and given some new material. A director's cut, if you will.

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GF4 is extremely likely after A4. A5 is extremely likely after GF4. A revamped Nethergate (Jeff claimed that this would include "new material") is likely somewhere in the middle of that or afterwards.

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If he does the Nethergate thing I may actually play it for the first time.

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quote:
Originally written by Kelandon:

GF4 is extremely likely after A4. A5 is extremely likely after GF4. A revamped Nethergate (Jeff claimed that this would include "new material") is likely somewhere in the middle of that or afterwards.
Or perhaps after GF7 and A7? I thought Jeff didn't particularly intend to do anything with Nethergate...

Also, since when are you titled "Off with their heads"? :P

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Aran: I refer you to this thread.

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That thread still doesn't explain why you're entitled "Off With Their Heads"

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I could be wrong, but I thought I read a thread a while ago where Jeff was toying with the idea of a comedy RPG.

Meh. I think Avernum has the right balance of humour and storyline (I don't know how prevalent humour is in Geneforge).

EDIT: Stupid pronouns with unclear antecedents.

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quote:
Originally written by Infernal666hate:

That thread still doesn't explain why you're entitled "Off With Their Heads"
His new title is the evidence of the title-racket Drakey and *i are running: Drakey gives an unpleasant custom title. The victim bribes *i to remove it. Then Drakey gives a new, even more unpleasant title. The victim bribes *i again... Since Drakey and *i are the same person, it works out quite well.

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quote:
Originally written by Dintiradan:

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Meh. I think Avernum has the right balance of humour and storyline (I don't know how prevalent humour is in Geneforge).


IMO, the Geneforge games are a little more serious overall when compared to the Avernum games. There's an air of urgency in the dialog.
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Except for the pyroroamers.

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Actually, Pyroroamer dialog is especially urgent.

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Originally written by Prometheus:

My bet is, it'll be unoriginal.
Word…yo.

[ Tuesday, January 24, 2006 17:37: Message edited by: Desert Pl@h ]

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First I would like to say that I am NOT saying the exact opposite of what I mean.

Now, I DO think that Jeff will do an Avernum 5 next. I also DO think he will do that Nethergate thing. Afterall Nethergate ISN'T the MOST historically based. I DON'T think that he will do Geneforge next.

( note: everything in caps is the opposite of what I really mean.)

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omg wtf

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quote:
Originally written by Dintiradan:

I could be wrong, but I thought I read a thread a while ago where Jeff was toying with the idea of a comedy RPG.

A quirky RPG might be a very good departure for Jeff. In terms of old school RPGs done in that nature, I've seen a lot of stinkers, (i.e. The Adventures of Blork) but you also have games like Earthbound which manage to be a bit off beat without making you cringe.

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I want an even more epic Avernum adventure. As yet I haven't had the opportunity to play A4, but I'm far less interested in caves. I loved exploring Valorim! It would be pretty sweet to be able to explore the rest of the rather flippin' vast Empire. Maybe long before the Empire had reached its current borders (or wrapped around the world in effect creating no borders), there were some heroic adventurers who killed stuff. That would be a fun game. He could always throw in some caves and the creation of Avernum. But it's his thing. Regardless, I'm always stoked for more Avernum!

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quote:
Originally written by Semodius:

I want an even more epic Avernum adventure. As yet I haven't had the opportunity to play A4, but I'm far less interested in caves. I loved exploring Valorim! It would be pretty sweet to be able to explore the rest of the rather flippin' vast Empire. Maybe long before the Empire had reached its current borders (or wrapped around the world in effect creating no borders), there were some heroic adventurers who killed stuff. That would be a fun game. He could always throw in some caves and the creation of Avernum. But it's his thing. Regardless, I'm always stoked for more Avernum!
So long as the plot is new. The second I heard the whole 'monsters invading the caverns' thing I thought 'Dang. I must've really annoyed Rentar-Ihrno.'

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Well, Jeff obviously can't just take a break and spend several weeks thinking about what to do next after A4. Unless he writes more books.

Also, I kinda like your idea, Semodius. He should change the experience system so each kill doesn't get you so much. That way, if will take longer to max out your level and therefore allow for a longer game.

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"I've seen a lot of stinkers, (i.e. The Adventures of Blork) but you also have games like Earthbound which manage to be a bit off beat without making you cringe."

Blork, of course, was a strictly amateur one-person effort, whereas EarthBound had a very well-staffed big-name video game studio behind it, plus it was a sequel that took most of its creative ideas from the first game.

Jeff has consistently proven himself as a super one-man studio... whatever the failings of the recent games, I think a comedy effort on his part would end up being a real gem.

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