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Fixed: Second Episode of Broken Sword 5 Slithers Out

By Alice O'Connor on April 16th, 2014.

What costume shall the poor girl wear?

Splitting Broken Sword: The Serpent’s Curse into two episodes may have helped Revolution Software make good on its plan to release the retro adventure revival in 2013, not to mention earn a few pennies sooner rather than later, but unsurprisingly left it feeling incomplete. Though our crack adventure game mercenary Richard ‘Demo Dick’ Cobbett enjoyed the game, he noted that with this split, “The catch is that as well as splitting the raw story in half, Broken Sword 5 has been thematically halved.” He wasn’t overly thrilled about investigating an insurance claim rather than a supposed supernatural curse, see.

The two halves are now united, as the second episode launched tonight. Hopefully it introduces the devilish thrill Richard felt lacking, and right now he’ll be off with George and Nico larking about with a couple of Satans and a few Draculas or whatever it is he wants. I don’t know, I haven’t played it.

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Nico Time: Broken Sword: The Serpent’s Curse Trailer

By Craig Pearson on August 22nd, 2013.


Adventure games are making something of a comeback, floating on the sea of nostalgia while clinging to a life raft made from Kickstarter pledges, stretch goals, and hope. One of those out to sea games is Broken Sword: The Serpent’s Curse, the 2Dish return of Nico and George. They’re preparing to make land this Winter, and will probably have quite the story to tell. They’ll crawl onto land and breathlessly tell us about stolen paintings, the devil, and evil pizza delivery men with guns, and we’ll just nod and say “yes, mmmhhmm, go on” while pocket-dialing for help. A trailer for this is below.
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Steelier: Beneath A Steel Sky Sequel Planned

By Adam Smith on September 24th, 2012.

Earlier, at Revolution Software:

Jimmy Wordsmith: If our Broken Sword Kickstarter raises $1 million dollars, I’d love to work on a sequel to Beneath a Steel Sky!
Ian Programmer: I would love to do the programming. BASS is one of my favourite things ever.
Penelope Management: Haha. We only made $800,000 so forget it. We’ll all work on something we hate instead of returning to a world we love.
Jimmy Wordsmith: Or…we could just make it anyway.

And so they will, after Broken Sword: The Serpent’s Curse is finished. Actual quotes below.

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ExTemplary: Broken Sword Free At GOG

By Adam Smith on September 29th, 2011.

I too often root through garbage looking for free games. No more!
This doesn’t require a great deal of thought. If you don’t already own the Director’s Cut of Broken Sword, I’d recommend dashing over to Good Old Games in your internet vehicle of choice, for there you can download it for free. GOG are celebrating their six millionth download and this is their way of partying. How jolly nice of them. If you haven’t already played it and have even a passing interest in point and click games, conspiracy theories or gorgeous hand-drawn graphics, this really is your lucky day. The offer ends October 1st, 7.59 AM EDT so you’ve got plenty of time, but don’t dally. Onward!

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