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Revolution Software Ltd.

Overview

Revolution Software is a UK game development studio established in 1990 by Charles Cecil, Tony Warriner, David Sykes and Noirin Carmody. The company focuses on adventure titles and its first release was Lure of the Temptress in 1992. The early titles were all developed using their proprietary Virtual Theatre engine, which was used for the last time in the second Broken Sword game Broken Sword: The Smoking Mirror (1997).

The studio is especially known for the 1994 dystopian adventure Beneath a Steel Sky, and the Broken Sword series with four games released between 1994 and 2006. Around 2000 the studio worked on the licensed titles Disney's Story Studio: Disney's Mulan and Gold and Glory: The Road to El Dorado, and launched In Cold Blood as an original IP.

Following the fourth Broken Sword game Secrets of the Ark: A Broken Sword Game in 2006, no new titles were released. Instead, the studio worked on a director's cut and a remastered version of earlier installments in the series. The traditional PC focus was expanded by making them available on new platforms such as Nintendo DS, Wii, Android and iOS.

In July 2012 a fifth game in the Broken Sword series, Broken Sword: The Serpent's Curse, was announced through a Kickstarter campaign based on crowd funding. When the target was reached on 5th September 2012, stretch goals were made available along with option to greenlight the development of Beneath a Steel Sky 2.


Contributed by Isdaron (681) on Aug 18, 2001. [revised by : Sciere (264702)].