Thursday, December 31, 2009

Listen to Me Talk.

The Active Time Babble podcast at has a new, long interview with me. There's a lot of stuff about Avernum 6 and a few tidbits of information about the new game I'm working on. Just the thing to help you not work.


  1. I've been listening to this interview and finding it fascinating and inspirational. I've heard of your name and Spiderweb software within the indie game previously, but I wasn't fully aware of how impressive your output was. I'll be sure to check it out. Best of luck with your new game for 2011!

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  2. So apparently I've been mispronouncing "Avernum" for close to ten years...

  3. Wait, launching the new IP early 2011? Than whats filling this next year? Geneforge is over, Avernum is over...some kind of Nethergate remix in the works?

  4. I'm a big fan of Spiderweb - I've been playing your games since Exile. The interview was very interesting and well done.

  5. So apparently I've been mispronouncing "Avernum" for close to ten years...

    I've been doing the same thing and, I suspect, pronouncing it the same way. I am, frankly, traumatized. I may not buy Ah-vernum 6 for Windows now!

    (Note: the last two sentences are not true, but this is a gaming blog and I feel the urge to write my comments accordingly.)

  6. Alex, presumably it'll take Jeff this year to finish the game. Considering it's a new world, new system, new art, improved engine etc, it seems reasonable that it would take that long.

    About the text you put in your game (instead of cutscenes) to, for example, describe new areas or things that happen, is one of the reasons I think your games are fantastic. Keep it up Jeff. I don't read much fiction these days so playing Avernum is kind of like reading a good, interactive book.

  7. Jeff, you inspire me. That is all.

  8. I really enjoyed this interview, Jeff. I passed it along for others to listen to. For the record, I've been pronouncing "Avernum" incorrectly as well.

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  10. I think Jeff pronouces Avernum wrong. We're all right.

  11. Good to hear there are still plenty of awesome indie developers out there. Also, kinda cool that you're a Mac developer too, that's a little... Uncommon.

  12. I finally got around to listening to this. Very cool and insightful. I always like getting parts of the inside story.

    I concur that it is they, "the man"s who are mistaken about the pronunciation of Avernum!! I put the emphasis on "Av-", not on "-Ver-". I imagine that's what most people do? It reminds me back in high school getting into a Dungeons & Dragons argument over the proper pronunciation for the word Drow. I always said it like "row", like "row row row your boat..." :p My friend kept saying it was suppose to be pronounced like "owl". He got it out of one of the later WotC books, so I dismissed it out of hand. ;) We finally just agreed to disagree. "You say tom'ah'to, I say AV'ernum."

  13. This was interesting. We need more podcasts from indie developers, so keep them coming! I've enjoyed the ones from Tarn Adams (Dwarf Fortress) in the past and now I got a Spiderweb one. Nice!

  14. I am one of those rare RPGers that could care less about stats and stat increases. In games like NWN I use the recommended button a lot for stat increases. I play RPGs for the story and cool world not for stat boosts and leveling.

    And I can see how bluebeards castle might inspire an RPG game idea.

  15. I pronounce Avernum as Aye (as in bay)-ver(as in ever)-num (as in number). I've always been a fan of most of his games and guess what! I started to play avernum 2 and was hooked at the hand drawn characters that was sold on an "Empire Games" CD. So in a blink of an eye I was an addict of mmorpg and thought it was better than deviousmudand runescape combined eventhough it was online! keep up the good work Vogel.

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