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

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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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FEATURE ARTICLE – Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars – The Film Script

By Marty Mulrooney

Over the past few weeks Alternative Magazine Online has been covering Revolution Software’s Broken Sword: The Serpent’s Curse Kickstarter campaign. I have been chatting every day since the Kickstarter was announced with my fellow Broken Sword fans and have been overwhelmed by not only the friendliness of the community that has evolved, but by each individual fan’s efforts to spread the word about Broken Sword 5. Revolution Software started something truly special when they announced Broken Sword: The Serpent’s Curse and the fans have made it even better. This film script – which was written with the permission of Revolution Software co-founder Tony Warriner – transfers the iconic opening of the original Broken Sword adventure game to the typed page. It is my way of saying thank you to all the staff at Revolution Software, my friend Rolf Saxon and all the new friends I have made via the Broken Sword 5 Kickstarter campaign. Paris in the fall…

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Tony Warriner (Revolution Software, Broken Sword: The Serpent’s Curse)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Tony Warriner is a video game designer and programmer who wrote his first game when he was still at school. In 1990 he co-founded Revolution Software with Charles Cecil, Noirin Carmody and David Sykes and together they went on to create some of the greatest adventure games of all time, including Beneath a Steel Sky (1994) and Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars (1996). Broken Sword: The Serpent’s Curse was recently announced and the support from fans has been overwhelming – Alternative Magazine Online is therefore proud to present an exclusive online interview with Mr Warriner, where we discuss Broken Sword 5 and the history of Revolution Software in depth.

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

By Marty Mulrooney

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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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GAME REVIEW – Broken Sword II: The Smoking Mirror – Remastered (PC Digital Download)

By Marty Mulrooney

Broken Sword II - Remastered

Broken Sword II: The Smoking Mirror is a point-and-click adventure game that was originally released on PC in 1997 by Revolution Software. Broken Sword II: The Smoking Mirror – Remastered takes the original game and updates it to run on new operating systems, as well as adding character portraits drawn by legendary English comic book artist Dave Gibbons.

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GAME REVIEW – Broken Sword: Shadow Of The Templars – The Director’s Cut (Nintendo Wii, PC Digital Download)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Broken Sword: The Shadow Of The Templars (known as Circle Of Blood in the United States) is a point-and-click adventure game that was first released on PC way back in November 1996. One of the greatest adventure games of all time, it has been re-released many times over the years, including a PlayStation port in December 1996 and a Game Boy Advance port in March 2002. Finally, the game was re-released as a Director’s Cut for Nintendo Wii in March 2009, before finally returning to PCs everywhere in August 2010. AMO will be focusing on these final two versions of the game for our review, although please note that it is also available, albeit in slightly altered form, for both Nintendo DS and iPhone (iPhone version reviewed here).

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GAME REVIEW – Broken Sword: The Angel of Death (PC, 2006)

By Ian McCabe

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51VCMSRD25L._SL500_AA300_ Broken Sword is a title synonymous with adventure games fans around the world, having spawned numerous sequels and establishing itself as one of the most loved and successful game franchises of all time. This month, the director’s cut of the original game Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars finally saw a release on PC and Mac, proving that there is still life in the title fourteen years later. However, in 2006 The Angel of Death, the most recent addition to the Broken Sword canon, came and went without so much as a blip on the gaming radar. Now, the time feels just right to take a step back and remember the one that got away. But does it live up to its older and more popular siblings?

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