Avadon: The Black Fortress Features:Epic fantasy role-playing adventure in an enormous and unique world.

  • Four different character classes, with dozens of unique spells and abilities.
  • Uncover the fascinating history of Avadon and the land of Lynaeus.
  • Many different endings. Your choices will change the world.
  • Dozens of side quests, hidden dungeons, and secrets to discover.
  • Hundreds of magical items to find. Use powerful crystals to make your artifacts even more powerful.
  • Huge adventure with lots of replay value.
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3 comments by INtense! on Mar 26th, 2013

The Mighty Bundle from Indie Royale has 6 super strong games for you. We've got Waveform; Avadon: The Black Fortress; Zafehouse Diaries; Derrick the Deathfin; Tidalis and War of the Human Tanks.

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Next we have Avadon: The Black Fortress from Spiderweb Software. This epic role playing fantasy saga sets the player the task of protecting The Pact to save the day. RPG Fan said it "reminded me of some of the best games I've ever played" and gave it an Editor's Choice award. It's available from Steam & DRM-Free for Windows, Mac & Linux and on Desura. We've also got a hint book if you need it!

Next up is Zafehouse Diaries from Screwfly Studios. It's a tactical game of survival, planning, resource management and problem-solving. Zafehouse: Diaries uses a text diary-based interface for a game which is different every time you play it. We've got it for Windows on Desura and DRM-Free.

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Finally we have War of the Human Tanks from Fruitbat Factory. In this story driven strategy game that pits the group of Human Tanks commanded by the player against the opposing Commanding Officers and their forces. We've got it on Windows from Desura. It's also on Steam Greenlight now and we've got the soundtrack.

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Eddward Apr 29 2012, 6:10pm says:

I bought the Linux version in the Hunble Bundle but haven't gotten around to playing it yet. I heard it was now on Desura and I was considering buy it again since I've really come to hate managing my download from HiB.

I'm a little surprised to see links for both the Windows and Apple version, but not the Linux version.

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ssokolow Apr 30 2012, 7:33am replied:

It WAS available (non-demo only) for the Linux versions but now it's not. Here's hoping it's because there was some kind of incompatibility discovered with the Desura packaging process.

It really wouldn't do well for their reputation if it turns out that removing the Linux version from Desura was a response to too many Linux people politely asking for Desura keys to go with their Humble Bundle purchases since Steam users already got keys.

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Eddward Apr 30 2012, 9:38pm replied:

I'm just more concerned that it is a decision to abandon support for Linux in general. There aren't enough good RPGs for Linux.

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ssokolow May 2 2012, 3:38am replied:

I just asked them. Apparently it's because Gameolith.com has an exclusive on it for the next few months.

I worry about how that might affect Linux users who've already paid on Desura, but it's a relief nonetheless.

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ssokolow May 11 2012, 1:35pm replied:

I just got a response from Gameolith and, apparently, Spiderweb Software arranged the exclusivity deal before it was ported to Linux and Desura didn't clear it with them before offering the Linux version.

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sakuramboo May 2 2012, 9:44pm replied:

If that is gameolith's business practice, they will never get a dollar from me.

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ssokolow May 3 2012, 12:30am replied:

Same... though I probably wouldn't have ever used them anyway.

At the rate I encounter Humble Bundles with new Linux games and GOG.com sales with ancient DOS/Windows classics, my "to play" list is likely to never get short enough to justify buying from a site without a Steam-like client to sweeten the pot.

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almejo Apr 26 2012, 1:25pm says:

I thinks many of us have the same question? Any chance to get a Desura Key for us who bought it in the Humble Bundle.

I want to say thanks again for developing for linux.

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s_d Apr 27 2012, 1:37pm replied:

I've e-mailed spidweb@spiderwebsoftware.com and asked (politely!) also.

Please, each HIB/Desura/Linux buyer, also do the same. It has to be worth it to them, in terms of interest, or why would they? So, we have to show them, by proving to them how many Linux fans they gained via the bundle. It's probably not a large group, but a small & dedicated group willing to put forth the cash can be a justification to a small indie game development house.

They must actually have some Linux interest internally, because they've released on Linux before (Exile III, if I recall correctly). I wonder if they'd be willing to spend a couple of weeks spit-polishing that old build for modern distros and putting it up on Desura for a few bucks...

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sakuramboo Apr 27 2012, 8:52pm replied:

I emailed them, too. No response yet, but I'm willing to bet they are getting swamped with emails.

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sakuramboo Apr 27 2012, 9:18pm replied:

I spoke to soon. I just got a reply from them and they basically said that they would need more time to get this done, which they don't have. Understandable for a small indie.

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ssokolow Apr 28 2012, 11:47am replied:

I've also e-mailed them. I wrote a polite letter commenting that, thanks to the Humble Bundle, I went from never having heard of them to having Avadon as one of the handful of games I actively play and explaining that I fully understand time constraints but I'd really appreciate it if, eventually, they do manage to find time to arrange Desura keys for Humble Bundle buyers.

There were more details, but that's the most important part.

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gcala Apr 27 2012, 4:12am replied:

I've Avadon from HIB, too. Hoping to get a redeem code.

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ojii Apr 26 2012, 10:51am says:

any chance to get a linux (64bit) demo?

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ssokolow Apr 26 2012, 4:17am says:

Nice. Any chance we Linux-using and/or DRM-hating buyers of the Humble Bundle for Android 2 could now get Desura keys as an alternative to the Steam ones we already have access to?

(I've talked to the Humble Bundle guys and the Desura guys in the past and they've said that they're willing to facilitate this sort of thing, but it's up to the developers to OK it.)

...and It's bad enough that Nicalis games like Cave Story+ and NightSky are on Desura but Nicalis apparently won't lift a finger to get Desura keys to Humble Bundle buyers.

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