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Siege of Avalon Anthology

Siege of Avalon Anthology
Siege of Avalon Anthology

SystemWindows 95/98

Global Star

Windows 95/98

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Release Date: 11/26/2001
Manufacturer: Global Star
Donated By: Brian Gardiner
Siege of Avalon is a computer game created by Digital Tome. It is a top-down RPG set in the fantasy realm. This game is often compared with games such as Diablo in terms of gameplay.

Siege of Avalon was originally sold in six downloadable "chapters." Each chapter featured new maps, characters, quests, and an expansion of the general storyline. The first chapter was a free download, but the other five chapters had to be purchased. In 2001, Global Star Software released Siege of Avalon on an Anthology CD which included all six chapters. The chapters on the CD were identical to the ones that could be downloaded except for some minor changes (such as movies for the beginning and end of the game and extra chests containing unique weapons and armor). The chapters are no longer officially available to download and purchase online.

It was originally planned that a sequel would be created which would be titled "Pillars of Avalon." Digital Tome intentionally left the ending of Siege of Avalon with many unanswered questions which would be answered in the sequel. Additionally in the CD version of the Siege of Avalon, the closing movie includes a book titled "Siege of Avalon" which is placed on a shelf next to a similar book titled "Pillars of Avalon."

Because of problems with their publishers, Digital Tome eventually disbanded and shut down the Siege of Avalon website. Pillars of Avalon would therefore never be created. However, a group was given permission to modify the first chapter of Siege of Avalon to run other platforms and to distribute it as open source. Currently, nothing has been released and the source code of the game is only available on Source Forge in the project's CVS repository. While there are very few CVS check-ins, the project administrator (Dominique Louis) assures that progress is still being made, "but Real Life keeps getting in the way of this project."

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