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Posts tagged “Broken Sword: The Serpent’s Curse”

Feature: From the Gnostic frying pan into the fire

Broken Sword: The Serpent’s Curse (Part 2) review

Last December we saw the first part of the Kickstarted Broken Sword: The Serpent's Curse. It was a pretty game, and made for a warm reunion with two beloved characters, but one with more than a little cause for concern. Now, the second part is finally out. Here's Wot I Think. This isn't going to be pretty. The first episode of this new Broken Sword…

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Fixed: Second Episode of Broken Sword 5 Slithers Out

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…

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Broken Sword 5 Broken In Half: First Ep In December

Chop a snake in half and you don't get two snakes: you get a bit of a snake, a cleaning bill, and a visit from the RPSCA. Games aren't snakes (apart from Snake), so Revolution has taken the opportunity to turn their Kickstarted adventure game, Broken Sword 5 - The Serpent’s Curse, into a pair of episodes to be released over two months. The first…

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

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…

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Steelier: Beneath A Steel Sky Sequel Planned

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…

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Buy George! Broken Sword 5 Kickstarter Reaches Its Goal

Revolution's Kickstarter to fund the completion of a fifth Broken Sword game, The Serpent's Curse, has reached it's $400,000 goal. That's no small feat, and yet another healthy demonstration of people's interest in the increasingly tangible ghost of adventure games. With over two weeks left, this should mean we'll see some stretch goals appearing on the site soon, as the developers had stated they'd be…

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Charles Cecil On Broken Sword, Kickstarter, & 3D Models

Yesterday we spoke to Broken Sword creator Charles Cecil about the themes behind Broken Sword: The Serpent's Curse. Today we talk about the practice of Kickstarting itself, the flaws with the traditional publisher model, and how Uncle Charles hopes to involve the community as this fifth Broken Sword game is developed. So why does Revolution even need Kickstarter money? How will they promote the game…

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Charles Cecil On Broken Sword 5, Ancient Myths & Movies

The announcement of a fifth Broken Sword game from Revolution certainly seems to have excited people. In just five days the Kickstarter for the game has raised over $300,000, with the $400k goal looking extremely likely to be met, perhaps even exceeded. So we got in touch with the series' creator and lead, Uncle Charles Cecil, to find out more about the new game, the…

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Broken Sword: The Serpent’s Curse Launches Kickstarter

You know what hasn't been Kickstartered? Broken Sword! A classic and well-loved adventure series - how can it not... oh look! Uncle Charles Cecil and many of the original Revolution team have reunited to create a fifth Broken Sword game - in fact they've been working on it for six months - and now they're seeking crowd funding to avoid the need for a publisher.…

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