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Broken Sword - The Serpent's Curse hits Kickstarter

Revolution Software seeks to escape 'traditional publishing model'

A new Broken Sword game is in development and Revolution Studios wants your help via Kickstarter to self-publish it.

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Broken Sword - The Serpent's Curse is the title and will be the latest in the long-running, much loved point-and-click adventure series.

THQ and Virgin have handled publishing for previous installments, but its Kickstarter push to raise $400,000 will allow Revolution to publish independently - and with $130,100 after just a day, it appears well on its way.

"Revolution adventures have had considerable success - but the traditional publishing model has prevented us receiving the required royalties to fund future games," says the Kickstarter page.

"With limited financial reserves we have been unable to fund our own titles and so we have not benefited from their success. Now you can help us to change this. For the first time in our history, we will be funding an original adventure game: Broken Sword - the Serpent's Curse."

Creator Charles Cecil is on board as well as "many of the original Revolution crew".

As for the story for the new game, the blurb 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..."

There's a trailer on the Kickstarter page.

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