Fans of traditional 2D adventure games can rejoice â€“ after a long wait, Revolution Software has finally announced the fifth title in its legendary Broken Sword series. Subtitled The Serpent’s Curse, the game once again follows George Stobbart and Nico Collard on a conspiracy-laden quest through Paris and beyond.
The York-based developer has decided to self-publish the title, after considerable success updating the first two Broken Sword titles for iOS devices. However, to fund the latter stages of the development process, the York-based studio has launched a Kickstarter appeal, and is looking to raise $400,000. A range of perks for investors starts at a digital copy of the game for $15 and ends at $10,000 with Broken Sword jackets, comics, lunch with the dev team and an invite to the wrap party.
“The process of game development has previously been remote from our fans,” said Cecil. “By self publishing, we now have a direct relationship with our audience â€“ a position that we value enormously. We’re delighted that the latest Broken Sword title is to be the first of our adventures that we can take with our fans. By pledging support now, we’ll be going on a journey which will end when the opening credits roll â€“ it’s going to be excellent.”
As part of the Kickstarter project, Revolution has made a video outlining its appeal to investors. The amusing sequence shows Cecil directing his animated characters in a scene from the game, before appearing with them on the ‘set’.
The game will be available on PC, Mac, iOS and Android in early 2013.
If you love(d) the Broken Sword games, then we can make it happen to have even more content. Currently they have collected $528,724. At $650,000 they will add even more content