Circle of Blood
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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.
- Сломанный Меч: Тень Тамплиеров - Russian spelling
- 断剑：圣殿骑士的阴影 - Simplified Chinese spelling
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1001 Video Games
Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
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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Broken Sword 1 Hints
Helpful hints for solving Circle of Blood, the North American release of Broken Sword1
Circle of Blood - FAQs & Guides
Multiple walkthroughs and faq files (in various languages) on GameFaqs.com
How to play in Windows XP
Hakan Larsson explains exactly how to do it
Get "Broken Sword I", as well as many other adventure games, to run on modern systems by using ScummVM, a legal and free program.
Walkthrough for Broken Sword - Shadow of the Templars
Full solution for Circle of Blood/Shadow of the Templars posted on Revolution's web site.
Wikipedia: Circle of Blood
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- MobyGames ID: 499
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Game added by Ummagumma.
Game Boy Advance added by Kartanym. Windows Mobile added by Sciere. Palm OS added by Kabushi. Macintosh added by Scaryfun. PlayStation added by Grant McLellan. DOS added by MAT.
Additional contributors: Trixter, robotriot, Shane k, Unicorn Lynx, Jeanne, Apogee IV, anneso, Sciere, Kohler 86, Ghost Pirate, CaesarZX, Patrick Bregger, FatherJack.
Last modified March 27th, 2023.