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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: 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

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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

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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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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Rolf Saxon (Actor, Broken Sword)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Rolf Saxon is an American actor living in London. He has appeared in a wide variety of television shows, films and plays, although he is perhaps best known by his fans as the voice of George Stobbart in the Broken Sword series of video games. When I first started AMO, I made a wishlist of people I wanted to interview and over the past two years I have been lucky enough to speak with many of them. Rolf Saxon has always been top of the list and I am therefore delighted to present a recent interview with him where we discussed his acting career and all things Broken Sword!

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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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GAME REVIEW – Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars, The Director’s Cut (iPhone)

By Duncan Voice

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It’s been great seeing a resurgence of the old style adventure games recently. I’m admittedly pretty terrible at them, and fairly resentful of anything that makes me think of something more complex than what to have for dinner, but as a gamer it was great to see the much loved point and click adventure genre make such a comeback last year.

I’ve got very fond memories of struggling through Discworld Noir, whilst The Feeble Files remains near the top of my satisfying completion list. And now, for the bargain price of £2.99 on iTunes (and by this I mean buy it, you loon) you get to enjoy one of the most loved adventure games ever released…

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