Posted on Wednesday, August 29th, 2012 at 2:04 PM by Guest
It looks like my prayers have been answered! At the beginning of August I reported on the seemingly forgotten franchise of Broken Sword (read the story here), but it was announced last week that the team behind the original series (and headed by Charles Cecil) are attempting to create the fifth game in the series, entitled Broken Sword: The Serpent’s Curse in development for PC and Mac.
I use the word “attempting” deliberately here, as the team have had to resort to using Kickstarter to fund the games development, after running out of their own funds and support from larger companies seemed somewhat thin on the ground. The team has (mostly) been reassembled to create a 2D point-and-click adventure that promises to build on the success of the franchise and hopefully develop further games in the series if this new iteration is successful enough.
It seems a shame that more and more developers are having to turn to crowd-funding sites like Kickstarter to gain support to create their games, but it is a testament to how loyal and dedicated gamers are, that we are willing to spend money to get a game created, even before we have had a chance to play it.
If you wish to support the cause, or are interested in it’s progress, please visit the Kickstarter page here.
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