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Broken Sword hits Kickstarter goals, stretch goals promise Beneath A Steel Sky 2 for $1m

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 .

A series of lesser stretch goals lead up to the BASS 2 remake. $500k will give Revolution the resources to implement some of the characters and puzzles they've had to cut so far. $650k will add "a whole swathe of adventuring in the exotic cradle of civilisation, exploring lost ruins and uncovering long forgotten secrets." The $800k target would provide the cash to fund the return of a number of classic characters, the addition of more easter eggs, and a director's commentary.

The developers are understandably pretty pleased with the quick turnaround on their initial $400k goal. "The whole team is dancing around the room in celebration. We are so excited. For the first time ever, we have full creative control of a Broken Sword game, and it's all down to you. We cannot thank you enough for your generous support!"

Based in Bath with the UK team, Tom loves strategy games, action RPGs, hack ‘n slash games, digital card games… basically anything that he can fit on a hard drive. His final boss form is Deckard Cain.