George Stobbart is an American tourist spending his autumn vacation in Paris. He barely escapes a bombing of a café and decides to investigate the clues left behind by the killer. This eventually leads him to a mystery dating back to the legend of the Knights Templar.Circle of Blood
is the first part in the Broken Sword series. It is a third-person puzzle-solving point-and-click adventure game with 2D cartoon-like graphics. The player moves the character around using the mouse, examines the environment, talks to other people and collects items stored in an inventory. These items need to be used or combined with other items to solve puzzles. George gets help from Nicole Collard, a French journalist. The story is divided into eleven chapters and takes place in locations such as Paris, Ireland, Syria, and others.
- "断剑：圣殿骑士的阴影" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
- "Сломанный Меч: Тень Тамплиеров " -- Russian spelling
- "Slomannyj Mech: Ten' Tamplierov" -- Russian title
- "Les Chevaliers de Baphomet" -- French title
- "BS1" -- Common abbreviation
- "Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars" -- US GBA/PSX title
- "Broken Sword: La leyenda de los Templarios" -- Spanish title
- "Broken Sword: Il Segreto dei Templari" -- Italian title
- "Baphomets Fluch" -- German title
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The game's animations and artwork were done by former animators and artists from Bluth Studios, makers of The Secret of NIMH
, An American Tale
, The Land Before Time
, and the Dragon's Lair
and Space Ace
interactive arcade laser games.
The Game Boy Advance version does not use the Virtual Theatre game engine.
Some versions of the game came with the Knights Templar book Savage Warrior
written by Steve Jackson
The DOS/Windows installation program instead of showing a progress bar during the copying phase runs a Breakout
variant. The paddle is controlled with the mouse.
The game contains over two hours of original music from Britain’s composer Barrington Pheloung
, also known for his TV theme music on Central Independent Television’s renowned Inspector Morse
detective series starring John Thaw
and Kevin Whately
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