Spiderweb Software

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Spiderweb Software
IndustrySoftware, video games
FoundedSeptember 1994
HeadquartersSeattle, Washington
Key people
Jeff Vogel — President

Spiderweb Software is an independent 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]


Developed games[edit]

Release timeline
1995Exile I: Escape from the Pit
1996Exile II: Crystal Souls
1997Exile III: Ruined World
Blades of Exile
Avernum 2
2002Avernum 3
2003Geneforge 2
2004Blades of Avernum
2005Avernum IV
Geneforge 3
2006Geneforge 4: Rebellion
2007Nethergate: Resurrection
Avernum V
2008Geneforge 5: Overthrow
2009Avernum 6
2011Avernum: Escape From the Pit
Avadon: The Black Fortress
2013Avadon 2: The Corruption
2015Avernum II: Crystal Souls
2016Avadon 3: The Warborn
2018Avernum 3: Ruined World
2019Queen's Wish: The Conqueror
2021Geneforge 1 - Mutagen

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).[13][14]
  • Lost Souls (developed by Richard White).[15]
  • Ocean Bound (developed by Richard White).[16][17]
  • 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.[18]


  • Exile II: Crystal Souls – 1996 "Shareware Game of the Year" (Honorable Mention), Wasson, Gregory (October 1996). "1996 MacUser Shareware Awards". MacUser.
  • Exile III: Ruined World – "Shareware Game of the Year", "1998 Shareware Award Winners". Computer Gaming World. October 1998.
  • Nethergate – "RPG of the Year" (Honorable Mention), Computer Games Magazine
  • Geneforge 4: Rebellion – "Indie RPG of the year" GameBanshee [19]


  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. ^ "Spiderweb Software Inc". Retrieved October 30, 2013.
  7. ^ RPGamer Interview
  8. ^ PC Gamer Article
  9. ^ Avernum 3 Press Release
  10. ^ "VentureBeat Interview"
  11. ^ Geneforge at Spiderweb Software
  12. ^ Spiderweb Software forums
  13. ^ "Download Galactic Core for Mac Free Trial". Mac.softpedia.com. 2004-05-15. Archived from the original on 2013-04-07. Retrieved 2013-07-07.
  14. ^ Mariann Krizsan. "Galactic Core Home Page". Spiderwebsoftware.com. Archived from the original on 2012-01-19. Retrieved 2013-07-07.
  15. ^ Mariann Krizsan. "Lost Souls". Spidweb.com. Archived from the original on 2014-03-06. Retrieved 2013-07-07.
  16. ^ "Ocean11.hqx". Info-Mac. 1998-10-31. Retrieved 2013-07-07.
  17. ^ Mariann Krizsan. "Ocean Bound". Spidweb.com. Archived from the original on 2014-03-10. Retrieved 2013-07-07.
  18. ^ Announcement of end of SubTerra distribution from Spiderweb Software's website
  19. ^ Inside Mac Games Article

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