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Posts tagged “Revolution Software”

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Beyond A Steel Sky’s hacker tool is the best toy ever

Beyond A Steel Sky is a 3D point-and-click adventure game which is the sequel to 1994's 2D point-and-click-adventure game Beneath A Steel Sky. It doesn't matter if you didn't play the first one, although some knowledge is helpful. You play as Robert Foster, returning to a futuristic city-state he freed from an evil AI ten years ago, because new bad things are afoot (these involving…

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Beyond A Steel Sky continues the adventure game series after 26 years

In 1994, Revolution Software released their second game, a dystopian adventure game named Beneath A Steel Sky. Then they mostly made Broken Sword games for the next 20 years. Today, Revolution finally return to that ferrous firmament with the launch of a sequel, Beyond A Steel Sky. It'll send us into an AI-controlled megacity to rescue an abducted child and definitely not get tangled in…

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Beyond A Steel Sky needs work, but it already has really great puzzles

I'm not a big one for early previews myself, but having played the demo for Beyond A Steel Sky, the new pointy-clicky 3D adventure game from Revolution Games, I will concede that it was an hour and a half of my time well spent on puzzles and robots and hacking. Beyond A Steel Sky is set in a sort of Mad-Max-meets-cyberpunk dystopian mash-up from Charles…

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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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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 was…

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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: The Serpent’s Curse (Part 1) review

Its first half emerging from the depths of Kickstarter, Broken Sword: The Serpent's Curse brings one of adventure gaming's most beloved couples back to start a new journey into myth and legend. Has history been kind to its own champions though? Here's wot I think.

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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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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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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 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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ExTemplary: Broken Sword Free At GOG

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…

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By George: Broken Sword II Remastered

Revolution has announced that there's to be a director's cut of Broken Sword II: The Smoking Mirror. This is the second remake of the series, following 2009's embellished Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars. (Which in the interests of disclosure, I must add that I worked on, script editing, and writing the diaries and the hints. I've nothing at all to do with this…

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Broken Sword: Director’s Cut On PC

A pretty major declaration of interests here: I worked on the Director's Cut of Broken Sword, now available on Steam and GamersGate, from concept to release, and thus am in no position to tell you whether it's any good or not. But it's great. Especially the new diary and hint system - I mean, the quality of writing there is just exceptional. Really stand-out stuff,…

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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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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 death…

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