Broken Sword is probably one of the first games that introduced me to point and click adventure games, I remember playing the demo for Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars for the PlayStation way back in the mid 90’s and I was hooked, I also remember playing through the first three games upon release, that’s Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templar, Broken Sword II: The Smoking Mirror, and Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon. I never got around to playing the fourth instalment Broken Sword: The Angel Of Death so that’s on my list right now.
For those of us who’re Broken Sword fans we’ll be really happy to hear that Charles Cecil has got the Revolution team back together and are currently writing and developing the fifth game in the Broken Sword series, Broken Sword: The Serpent’s Curse and what makes this game different from the others is that it’ll be the first Broken Sword game to be independently released, giving the developers total freedom with the game.
Expect to find George – an American tourist travelling Europe , as well as photo-journalist and Georges love interest Nico wrapped up in another murder mystery and travel to different locations all around the globe to uncover the secrets and solve the case!
The game is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter and managed to achieve their $400,000 goal within just 13 days and now their working on ‘Stretch Goals’ and if they manage to raise $1,000,000 (one million dollars) they plan on developing a sequel to one of the best and most popular point and click adventure games Beneath A Steel Sky!
No matter how great that may be, that’s a million dollars that they need for this, so lets get back to the subject in hand.
Backers to the Broken Sword Kickstarter have a huge variety of backer rewards to choose from and the higher you pledge the better rewards you’ll get, you can find out for yourself what’s available over at their Kickstarter page right here.
The plot of the game on the Kickstarter page reads:
When a mysterious painting is stolen during an armed raid on a Paris gallery, George and Nico are thrown by chance into the investigation together. From Paris to London and beyond, the trail becomes a race against time as dark forces from Europe’s turbulent past are woken from their slumber. Broken Sword characters old and new are encountered – but who can George and Nico trust? The journey they are on reveals a conspiracy as old as the written word, whose ancient heresies will cause innocent blood to spill once more.
We’ll expect Broken Sword: The Serpent’s Curse to be complete and available in April next year according to the Kickstarter Est. Delivery date.