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Beyond A Steel Sky: 90s cyberpunk adventure gets a sequel

Dystopic pointer-clickerer Beneath A Steel Sky is very much in the 90s PC pantheon, even if it's not necessarily the first name people reach for when turning all misty-eyed about using x on y. With a creative team that included Broken Sword's Charles Cecil and Watchmen artist Dave Gibbons, while its puzzles don't exactly stake a claim to immortality, its oppressive vision of tomorrow certainly…

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BASS Fishing: Revolution Tease Beneath A Steel Sky 2

As we mentioned yesterday, Broken Sword developers Revolution reached their Kickstarter funding to make a fifth game in the series. And as expected, they later revealed their stretch goals. They're what you'd expect - a bigger, more elaborate game, more locations, more scenes, more puzzles, going up to an ambitious $800,000 - double their original target. But then at $1m, the top tier, there's a…

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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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Moffat, Cecil And Many More On Dr Who

Following on from Yesterday's announcement, PC Gamer have published a mass of quotes that I didn't have room to fit in my feature (Which is available in their current mag). Firstly, there's a bunch from Simon Nelson, Multi-Platform Controller at the BBC, mainly talking about why the BBC is doing this. Clearly, worth reading for those wondering about the thinking behind it. The Second Article…

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Gallifree: Doctor Who: The Adventure Games

As announced on the cover of the super soar-away Sun, the BBC are to release four Doctor Who adventure games. Online. For free. PC Gamer tease their feature on it here and Develop tease theirs here. The PC Gamer one's mine - the "one last gig" that I mentioned in my twitter a while back - which is in their new issue. If PCG stick…

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There Is No Silver Lining

Goodbye The Silver Lining. Our culture is formed by the sharing of ideas. Throughout history, for millennia, every piece of art, music, literature and entertainment has been the result of a worldwide collaboration. It's been an astonishing act of creative evolution, the most vibrant and extraordinary gene pool of imagination and inspiration, from which all were free to draw and create. It has been exceptional,…

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Team Beneath A Steel Sky Reuintes

There have been hints, rumours, perhaps even ancient prophecies - but now we know it for sure. Revolution Software's Charles Cecil, main man on the Broken Sword games and owner of John Walker's immortal soul, is once again working with Watchmen artist Dave Gibbons on a new game. Years and years and years and years ago, they joined forces for the near-legendary pointer-clickerer Beneath A…

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Making Of: Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon

[I'm entirely unsurprised when going through this again that I used the word "Avuncular" to describe the ever-avuncular Charles Cecil. Bless him. The interview happened as he was revealing Broken Sword 4, and written in an optimistic and I don't think Sam and Max had shown their face yet.] The Adventure is dea… okay, let’s try again. The number of articles which started exclaiming the…

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Confessions of a Crybaby
(And His Interview With Charles Cecil)

This is a piece that was previously published in The Escapist. It's a favourite of mine. Not only because I got to further seal my fate as gaming's crying fool, but also because it offered me an opportunity to interview the fantastic (Uncle) Charles Cecil about one of my favourite gaming moments. Confessions of a Crybaby I am a crybaby. And I don’t care what…

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