the answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind
The word itself is Finnish: literally it means, "wide open spaces."
And once you enter into this networkable, 3D environment, you will quickly realize why. Gone are the confines of mazes and predetermined paths of game play. Objectives can be reached in a mirad of ways, limited only by your imagination. You have the ability to freely maneuver on, in, under, or through almost any of the structures on the landscape.
And you will find it almost impossible to leave... alive.
Ambrosia Software, Inc. brings you your chance to download Avara now (or from the alternate site, or from Europe).
Oh, and one more thing: It's for Macs only.