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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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GAME REVIEW – Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse – Episode 1 (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

Broken Sword 5 - The Serpent's Curse

Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse is the fifth instalment in the Broken Sword series of adventure games created by British studio Revolution Software. The game has been partly funded by a successful Kickstarter campaign, which saw 14,032 backers donating $771,560 (over $823,000 including PayPal donations) last year. An unashamedly 2D traditional point-and-click adventure game with a contemporary HD presentation, Broken Sword 5 once again sees American everyman George Stobbart and French journalist Nico Collard uncovering a conspiracy that will take them around the world in pursuit of the unspeakable truth.

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GAME NEWS – Broken Sword: The Serpent’s Curse Kickstarter Campaign Funded… and then some!

By Marty Mulrooney

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When Broken Sword: The Serpent’s Curse was announced as a Kickstarter campaign last month (23rd August 2012), a funding target of $400,000 was set and fans around the world rejoiced. After only two short weeks (on 6th September 2012) $400,000 was achieved… and then surpassed. Stretch goals were announced and only one question remained – what would the final amount raised be? Today, on Saturday 22nd September 2012, the Broken Sword 5 Kickstarter campaign closed its doors with $771,561 pledged, 14,032 backers and over 30,000 comments! And that’s not including PayPal…

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

By Marty Mulrooney

Tony Warriner Interview

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: 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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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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