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Finished AEFTP, and loved it. I haven't really been able to get into Avandon. I started playing N:R and am enjoying it, but the game could really use a port to a newer engine... Or better yet, a sequel / prequel in the same general setting. It's really nice to play a game set in such a unique setting.

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N:R is the newer game engine but it's based on Avernum 3/Blades of Avernum game engine instead of the original pre-Avernum one.

 

No plans for any more like it or in the series.

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Nethergate has sadly never sold well enough for Jeff to put much faith in it, or so the rumors go.

 

—Alorael, who could see any number of sequels working, but they could all be just various flavors of historical fantasy. The actual story of Nethergate is set in a very specific, special, and limited time in its fictional world history, however, and making direct prequels or sequels would be very difficult.

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Magic in Britannia dies out as the game ends. It would be hard to have a sequel unless magic re-enters the world. A prequel would still be possible of course.

Edited by Cantileverage
Spoiler for someone who just started!

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I spoke with Jeff a few months back as I wanted to know if he would ever remake it. He said that he would, but that it would not happen for quite a long time :(

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The ORIGINAL game still runs fine on my 64-bit Windows 7 computer, and I assume that N:R works as well on the newer Apple operating system as it does on Windows 7, so there's pretty much no reason why Jeff would upgrade.

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The engine looks aged now, If we can have a remake of Avernum 3 then we can have one of Nethergate, unless of course as Alorael said it's not financially viable.

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Avernum 3 is being remade into the new engine because the original game doesn't work with OSX Lion (or computers running newer versions of OSX), not because it looks dated (though, of course, that's probably something to do with it). The "quite a long time" that was quoted might mean after Jeff has finished remaking the original three Avernum games, but I can't see him touching Nethergate again until it just flat-out doesn't work any more; N:R is only 5 years old, after all.

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