Spiderweb Software

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Spiderweb Software
Industry Software, video games
Founded September 1994
Headquarters Seattle, Washington
Key people
Jeff Vogel — President
Products Demoware video game
Website spiderwebsoftware.com

Spiderweb Software is a small indie video game developer founded in 1994 by Jeff Vogel in Seattle, Washington. Its primary focus is on creating demoware games for the Apple Macintosh, Microsoft Windows, Android and the iPad. Spiderweb Software is also known for emphasizing storytelling and turn-based gameplay and using a retro style of graphics.[1]


Screenshot of 2015 Spiderweb Software game Avernum 2: Crystal Souls.

Developed Games[edit]

Timeline of release years
1995 Exile I: Escape from the Pit
1996 Exile II: Crystal Souls
1997 Exile III: Ruined World
Blades of Exile
1998 Nethergate
2000 Avernum
Avernum 2
2001 Geneforge
2002 Avernum 3
2003 Geneforge 2
2004 Blades of Avernum
2005 Avernum IV
Geneforge 3
2006 Geneforge 4: Rebellion
2007 Nethergate: Resurrection
Avernum V
2008 Geneforge 5: Overthrow
2009 Avernum 6
2011 Avernum: Escape From the Pit
Avadon: The Black Fortress
2013 Avadon 2: The Corruption
2015 Avernum II: Crystal Souls

Spiderweb Software is most notable for the following RPG video games:

Distributed Games[edit]

The company previously provided distribution services and other support for other shareware developers, including Richard White and Crystal Shard. The games included:

  • Galactic Core (Developed by Richard White)[9][10]
  • Lost Souls (Developed by Richard White)[11]
  • Ocean Bound (Developed by Richard White)[12][13]
  • SubTerra (Developed by Crystal Shard)
  • Homeland: The Stone of Night (Developed by Dragon Lore)

In June 2007, Jeff Vogel announced that the company would no longer be supporting games by other developers, and they are no longer available for download through Spiderweb's main site.[14]



  1. ^ The Bottom Feeder: How Many Games I Sell, Part Two
  2. ^ Spiderweb Software Older Games
  3. ^ Avernum Series Main Page
  4. ^ "Spiderweb Software's homepage". Retrieved March 24, 2010. 
  5. ^ Vogel, Jeff (February 26, 2010). "Avernum 6 For Windows Released". Retrieved March 24, 2010.  "I am making a whole new game world, game engine"
  6. ^ http://www.spiderwebsoftware.com/avadon2/. Retrieved October 30, 2013.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ RPGamer Interview
  8. ^ PC Gamer Article
  9. ^ "Download Galactic Core for Mac Free Trial". Mac.softpedia.com. 2004-05-15. Retrieved 2013-07-07. 
  10. ^ Mariann Krizsan. "Galactic Core Home Page". Spiderwebsoftware.com. Retrieved 2013-07-07. 
  11. ^ Mariann Krizsan. "Lost Souls". Spidweb.com. Retrieved 2013-07-07. 
  12. ^ "Ocean11.hqx". Info-Mac. 1998-10-31. Retrieved 2013-07-07. 
  13. ^ Mariann Krizsan. "Ocean Bound". Spidweb.com. Retrieved 2013-07-07. 
  14. ^ Announcement of end of SubTerra distribution from Spiderweb Software's website
  15. ^ Inside Mac Games Article

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