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Broken Sword 5 Seeks Kickstarter Funding

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Adventure Games, Broken Sword, Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse, Kickstarter, Revolution Software

"Help Us Create The Best Broken Sword Game Ever"

Fans of Broken Sword will be chuffed to learn that Revolution are hard at work on a 2D sequel... but they'll need your help to do it.

That's right: it's Kickstarter time!

Revolution Software are currently seeking to raise $400,000 for Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse. The money will be put towards making "the best broken sword game ever," featuring a return to the classic 2D art style and the original voice actors.

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...

So, once again, it's time to put your money where your mouth is.

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leedale30  Aug. 23, 2012 at 15:38

How does Kickstarter work? If I pledge £1 where does my money go and what do I get for it?

I can see if I give $15 I get the game and some other stuff but what do I get for less than this?

Last edited by leedale30, Aug. 23, 2012 at 15:47
DivideByZero  Aug. 23, 2012 at 15:40

FFS... I come here when i don't want to save money on things I dont need on HUKD.

This visit just cost me 50 bucks.

Exciting times.

sheldo  Aug. 23, 2012 at 15:52

How does Kickstarter work? If I pledge £1 where does my money go and what do I get for it?

I can see if I give $15 I get the game and some other stuff but what do I get for less than this?


If you pledge less than $15 then you get their undying thanks, and that's it.

JonLester  Aug. 23, 2012 at 15:53

@leedale30: good question - we're so used to writing about Kickstarters that we rarely explain the basic concept of crowd funding.

First of all, here's an FAQ.

In a nutshell, your money goes towards developing the game/project, paying salaries, distribution etc - what publishers or bank loans would usually pay for. You won't get anything back for it except the satisfaction of knowing that you're helping something you like to get made (and sometimes a mention in the credits or on their website), unless you pay enough to qualify for a reward tier. Most projects offer a way of receiving the finished article in a fairly low reward tier, acting a bit like a pre-order.

You won't pay any money straight away - instead, you'll only pledge to pay a certain amount if the project equals or beats its target. If it does, you'll pay, otherwise you won't be out of pocket.

Remember that, while Kickstarters can be exciting, you're often only buying into a promise. The finished article may not be to the quality you expect or even resemble the mission statement. It's best to pick and choose with care, and research the team involved. We only post about Kickstarters that we verify and vet, don't worry.

Last edited by JonLester, Aug. 23, 2012 at 15:55
DivideByZero  Aug. 23, 2012 at 16:01

If you like Broken Sword, then it is well worth stumping up the $15 for a copy of the game IMHO.

There has not been a bad BS game yet. So as per Jon's statement above, I would say this is a fairly sound investment.

leedale30  Aug. 23, 2012 at 17:11

Thanks all, I have bought all the BS games - bought the first 3 twice should have kept the old boxed versions! never completed the last one - must try again

Think $15 is a good price for the game will go for that I think.

DivideByZero  Aug. 23, 2012 at 17:20

Do it, Do it. I wanna see my name in the credits :)

I tried 3 times to complete the last one... third time was a charm.

DivideByZero  Aug. 23, 2012 at 17:20

Do it, Do it. I wanna see my name in the credits :)

I tried 3 times to complete the last one... third time was a charm.

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