Remember that Broken Sword: The Serpent's Curse kickstarter? Would a link refresh your memory? Like a lot of things these days - even some kid's Bah Mitzvah, I heard - Broken Sword 5 has a Gamescom trailer, and it's...well, it isn't quite Broken Sword as I remember it.
If I’ve learned anything throughout my years as a connoisseur of knowledge, it’s that charity is a relentless beast. It looked at the mountain of games I’ve yet to play from the last Humble Bundle, scoffed, and said “That’s it?” Well, it did in my head, at least. But I’m sure if the Humble Bundle with Android 6 were sentient, that’s what it would say.
A Kickstarter drive to fund a new Broken Sword adventure game went live a couple of weeks ago. It's managed to hit the $400,000 target already, so the developers are pushing ahead for a $1,000,000 goal, which would provide enough funding to greenlight a sequel to Beneath a Steel Sky.
"For many years we have wanted to write a sequel to our 1994 classic adventure. If we reach this goal we will start work on this exciting, much-demanded project, and implement Easter eggs in Broken Sword: the Serpent's Curse, offering a glimpse of this futuristic dystopia," writes a Revolution rep in the latest Kickstarter update post.
Dave Gibbons. Co-creator of Watchmen. Charles Cecil. Master of the Broken Sword series. The last time they came together, they brought the world the wonderful adventure game Beneath A Steel Sky. Now, as reported by Eurogamer, they're reuniting for a new game. Let the champagne corks ring loud.
Ahh. Explosive cafes. Sinister mime artists. Sultry french accents. I could only be talking about classic point and clicker, Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars.
Why am I going all nostalgic for the most French game I've ever played? Because, to celebrate 6 million downloads, Good Old Games are giving away the Director's Cut completely free. There is no catch.
You'll be able to download the free game until 7:59 a.m. EDT/11:59 a.m. GMT on October 1. To download, pay GOG a visit and click on the massive banner at the top of the page.