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Posts tagged “Revolution”

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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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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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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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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Igualdade, Liberdade e Fraternidade

After last Sunday's peek into the peculiar world of German simulations, I thought I'd go mainstream this week and draw attention to a free Portuguese-language action-adventure featuring swordplay, art appreciation, and conversations with Voltaire and Rousseau. Having stumbled through about twenty minutes of Tríade so far, I'm convinced it's both "The finest Brazilian-made game about the French Revolution I have ever played" and also "Probably…

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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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