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FEATURE ARTICLE – Celebrating 25 Years of Broken Sword With Charles Cecil, Managing Director of Revolution Software

By Marty Mulrooney

Broken Sword 25th Anniversary - Charles Cecil (AMO)

Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars celebrated its 25th anniversary in October 2021. To mark such a momentous occasion, Alternative Magazine Online is proud to present an exclusive look back at the game’s development with British video game designer Charles Cecil, co-founder and Managing Director of Revolution Software!

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GAME REVIEW – Beyond A Steel Sky (PlayStation 5)

By Marty Mulrooney

Beyond a Steel Sky PlayStation 5

Beyond a Steel Sky is a story-driven adventure game originally released on Apple Arcade and PC in 2020, which Alternative Magazine Online’s review described as “a refreshing throwback that feels thoroughly modern and should be experienced by any self-respecting fan of the genre.” A sequel to the 1994 cult classic Beneath a Steel Sky, this follow-up – which is set 10 years later, with Robert Foster returning to Union City to track down a kidnapped child – was recently released on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox consoles and Nintendo Switch.

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GAME REVIEW – Beyond a Steel Sky (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

Beyond a Steel Sky

Beyond a Steel Sky is the long-awaited and much-anticipated sequel to Revolution Software’s critically acclaimed 1994 science fiction adventure game Beneath a Steel Sky. Set 10 years after the events of the first game, players must once again take control of protagonist Robert Foster as he investigates a sinister plot inside the sprawling metropolis of Union City.

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Charles Cecil (Beyond a Steel Sky, Revolution Software)

By Marty Mulrooney

Charles Cecil Interview - Alternative Magazine Online

Following the recent release of Beyond a Steel Sky the sequel to 1994’s Beneath a Steel Sky – on Apple Arcade and Steam, Alternative Magazine Online is proud to present an exclusive online interview with Revolution Software co-founder Charles Cecil. Just some of the topics discussed during our hour-long conversation include: creating a successful follow-up to a cult classic video game over 25 years later; collaborating with Watchmen artist Dave Gibbons; the extraordinary life and music of composer Barrington Pheloung; the benefits of being on Apple Arcade; artificial intelligence and human happiness; and Revolution Software’s future plans for Broken Sword 6.

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Rolf Saxon (George Stobbart, Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse)

Rolf Saxon Interview - Broken Sword 5

Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse is a point-and-click adventure game created by British game developer Revolution Software. In 2013, the studio raised $771,560 (over $823,000 including PayPal donations) via Kickstarter to create the latest instalment in the classic Broken Sword series, which was eventually released as two episodes. Alternative Magazine Online’s review of the first episode described The Serpent’s Curse as “not only an excellent new instalment in the series, but an excellent adventure game full stop.” Broken Sword 5 was released on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in September 2015, making the game available to a whole new audience. It seemed like the perfect time to catch up with the charming man behind the voice of the series’ much-loved protagonist George Stobbart. AMO is therefore delighted to present an exclusive online interview with American actor Rolf Saxon.

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GAME NEWS – Broken Sword: The Serpent’s Curse Funded – Stretch Goals Announced

By Marty Mulrooney

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The recently announced Broken Sword 5 Kickstarter yesterday reached its funding goal of $400,000 after just two short weeks. The project currently has over $430,000 pledged, with over 8,000 backers and over 9,000 comments. To celebrate, Revolution Software has announced ‘stretch goals’ that prove when it comes to adventure game fans, the steel sky is the limit…

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GAME NEWS – Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse Kickstarter Announced

By Marty Mulrooney

Broken Sword 5 The Serpent's Curse

When Alternative Magazine Online interviewed Broken Sword voice actor Rolf Saxon in 2011, he hinted at a fifth – and perhaps final – instalment in the award-winning adventure game series. At 2pm today (23rd August 2012), Broken Sword 5 was officially announced by video game designer and Revolution Software co-founder/managing director Charles Cecil. George Stobbart – that’s two b’s, and two t’s – will return with Nico Collard in Broken Sword: The Serpent’s Curse. The catch? They can only do it with your help.

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