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From: "Jeff Vogel" <spidweb@spiderwebsoftware.com>
To: <lwn@lwn.net>
Subject: [PR] Just Released - Exile III: Ruined World for Linux
Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2000 13:08:51 -0700

For Release: 6/13/00
Contact: Jeff Vogel
(206) 789-4438

Exile III: Ruined World
A Fantasy Role-Playing Game for Linux

    Spiderweb Software and Boutell.com proudly present Exile III: Ruined
World! Exile III: Ruined World is an epic fantasy role-playing game for
Linux. It features a fascinating plot, an enormous world which changes as
the game progresses, and many hours of fun for anyone who longs for a
classic role-playing game.

    The surface world is ruled by the Empire, and it has been for as long as
anyone can remember. As long as you followed the rules and kept quiet, it
was a good life. But stand out, not fit in, say the wrong thing, and the
punishment was swift, sure, and horrible. You were cast into Exile, a huge
series of caverns far below the surface of the earth, there to live out the
rest of your days in misery.

    So it has been for many years. But now, at last, an escape route from
your underground prison has been found.You are the brave soul chosen to lead
the first expedition to the surface. You hope to find a way for your people
to return to the light of the sun. Instead, you find a ravaged world,
rapidly being devoured by mysterious plagues of monsters. You will have to
act quickly. If not, the underworld will be the only place left where humans
can live.

    What makes Exile III exceptional? Well, it features ...

* Involving, intricate plot, with 200,000 words of story!
* An enormous, changing world. Do nothing, and things evolve around you.
Refugees move from town to town. Villages will be destroyed. Characters will
die. Monsters will gain territory.
* Detailed, open ended system. Don't want to go on adventures? Do odd jobs.
Save up and buy a house. Go on one of dozens of side missions. Explore an
enormous outdoors with well over a hundred dungeons and towns. Just go
through peoples' houses and rummage through their stuff!
* Pleasing, professionally done graphics and sound.
* Carefully designed interface, with comprehensive online help, adventure
journals, and the ability to enable you to do everything you want with the
minimum amount of fuss.

    Although Exile III is a sequel to the award-winning shareware games
Exile I and II, it is designed to be completely playable as a stand-alone
game, with absolutely no experience with previous Exile games required.

    Exile 3 for Linux requires glibc 2.1 or later to run. This translates to
having Redhat Linux 6.0 or later, or a similiar version of Linux. Exile 3
for Linux will be released Summer, 2000. You can find information and a
large demo at http://www.spiderwebsoftware.com/exile3/linuxexile3.html.

Contact: Spiderweb Software, PO Box 85659, Seattle, WA 98145.
Phone: (206) 789-4438. FAX: (206) 789-6016
E-mail: Spidweb@spiderwebsoftware.com.
WWW: http://www.spiderwebsoftware.com
Port By: http://www.boutell.com


Press kit and registered copy available upon request.

- Jeff Vogel
Spiderweb Software, Inc.