Broken Sword 5: Episode 2 to be released later today

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Jane Jensen's Moebius arrived only yesterday, and already another Kickstarter funded adventure game is on the verge of completion. At this rate, we're going to have to stop throwing a party every time that it happens. The second episode of Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse is due out later today. It'll be delivered as a free update to the game, transforming the existing episode into a fully formed story of stolen paintings and Templar intrigue.

Broken Sword: The Serpent's Curse Kickstarter seeks funding for fresh adventure

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A Kickstarter drive has started seeking funding for a "new, original, Broken Sword game by Charles Cecil." Developers, Revolution have 29 more days to hit their $400,000 target and successfully fund a fifth entry in the classic adventure game series.

Seasoned Broken Sword director, Charles Cecil is heading up development with an experienced team made up of "many of the original Revolution crew." The voice of George Stobbart, Rolf Saxon will return and the new Broken Sword will return to 2D with hand drawn backgrounds created by talent poached from Disney, Dreamworks, Nickelodeon, Universal, Aardman, Sony and 20th Century Fox. The characters will be rendered in 3D and then captured as a series of 2D frames to stop them from using the unfair advantage of an extra dimension to break out of the world when the going gets tough.

Dave Gibbons to reunite with Charles Cecil for new game; good times for adventurers

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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.

Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars - Director's Cut review

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In cinema the ‘director’s cut’ label means usually way more gore or an extra nipple or two, but I’ve been looking for hours and haven’t seen either in this updated point-and-click classic.

What you do get is an extended version of the original 1996 mystery game, now with the opportunity to play as Nico, the hot French journalist. She joins forces with the other playable character, floppy haired George (think Hugh Grant’s annoying American cousin) and together they have to solve a murder, pick through bomb sites, hunt down a creepy clown and travel from Paris to sexy locations like Ireland. Oh, the glamour!