Avernum: Escape From the Pit Released on PC

We haven't received a press release and there doesn't appear to be any sort of announcement on the Spiderweb Software website, but it's definitely worth noting that Avernum: Escape From the Pit is now available for PC via GamersGate and will likely make its way to other digital download providers later today.
You have been banished to the underworld, never to see the light of day again.

The surface is ruled by the cruel Emperor Hawthorne, master of the Empire. All of the known lands are subject to his brutal command. Everyone who speaks out, who misbehaves, who doesn't fit in is cast into the dark, volcanic pits of Avernum, far below the surface. There, you are expected to die, a victim of starvation, horrible monsters, or simple despair.

But not all of the Avernites have surrendered. With magic and steel, they are forging a new nation deep underground. You can join them and fight for safety. Or freedom. Or even, if you dare, revenge on the surface-worlders who tried to destroy you.

Avernum: Escape From the Pit features:

'¢ Epic fantasy adventure in an enormous underworld.
'¢ Huge outdoors and eighty towns and dungeons.
'¢ Three separate game-winning quests. Seek safety, escape or revenge. Do just one of them or all three!
'¢ Unique races and settings make Avernum different from any adventure out there.
'¢ Dozens of side quests and hundreds of magical artifacts.
'¢ Rich game system with over 50 spells and battle disciplines and a multitude of beneficial character traits to choose from.
UPDATE: The game is now available for purchase on Spiderweb's website and Steam, as well.