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A new, original, Broken Sword game by Charles Cecil. Join the adventure and help us create the best Broken Sword game ever.

York, UK Video Games
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Mini Update: Meet The Team - Craig Gardiner

Hi guys! So today we'd like to introduce you to Craig Gardiner, head of the Animation team.

Could you introduce yourself?
Hi, my name is Craig Gardiner and I am Lead Animator on Broken Sword – the Serpent’s Curse.

So what exactly does that entail?
As the lead animator I'm responsible for overseeing all the character animation, and making sure our animations fit within Charles's vision of the new game. I also make sure our animation team produce a consistent look to the animations, so that all the characters look like they belong together.

What do you do when you’re not animating?
I'm still as much of a gamer as I was when I was just a kid, although as I've got older it has become harder to find the time to spend on them :-) I'm also big movie fan, as my ever increasing DVD and Blu-ray collection will attest to.

Apparently you take Halloween very seriously, care to expand?
Yeah I haven't really grown up at all, still just a big kid at heart. Halloween is always a big deal with my friends and myself. One year, I remember, several of us dressed up as Tetris blocks which could all fit together. We find that it's as much fun building/making the costumes as it is wearing them for the actual night out :-)

When did you discover Broken Sword?
When Broken Sword was released I was still gaming on my trusty old Amiga, but I was lucky enough to get a chance to play it on a friend’s PC. I remember how impressed I was with the visual style and cinematic feel.

What is your fondest memory of Broken Sword?
A few years ago I'd had the opportunity to work with Charles on another project, which led to me playing Shadow of the Templars again. I'd forgotten how great it was and, along with the success of the iOS versions, it's certainly got me very excited about the new game. It's awesome to be working on a new Broken Sword game :-)

Anything else you'd like to tell the fans?
I'd like to thank all the fans for their amazing support. It's truly inspiring seeing how passionate you all are about this! I'm really hoping that we can meet that stretch goal too, as I'm really keen to start animating that goat!

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    1. Creator Kitterpuss - Order of the Goat on September 18, 2012

      Craig, how do you keep your hair so shiny?

    2. Creator -gizmo- on September 17, 2012

      Hi Craig, I think that you are a "brother of metal".

      I LOVE HEAVY METAL MUSIC!!!!

    3. Creator Tobi (Crusader Kickstarter pls!!) on September 17, 2012

      love the updates and getting to know the team, keep it up!

    4. Creator JuanitaD-ArmikrogArmyGoat @ AGL589+$4.96 on September 14, 2012

      I know not everyone agrees, but I love these team updates. When I got home today and saw that there were two updates for BS5, I picked "Meet Craig" over "New Rewards" to read first. Great to see you're on the team!

    5. Creator Tim Smith on September 14, 2012

      Yeah, a metalhead on the team! \m/ It's nice that Rev have a nice mix of people with different backgrounds and tastes on the team! :D

    6. Creator S.D. on September 14, 2012

      @Craig: I knew it!!! \m/ I understand your woes, regarding storage. It seems that the metal subculture values high-quality physical things that we can hold and interact with. I do download when I'm interested but not personally invested in the artist, often by suggestion of a friend or colleague, but in general the physical packaging has a special appeal! Of course, the band had better bring it, too...

    7. Creator a-side on September 14, 2012

      Since how long do you work at Rev?

    8. Creator Stew OotG Knight/Captain Bloodcoffee on September 14, 2012

      I'm waiting for Charles' turn on Meet the Team!! :D

    9. Creator Craig Gardiner on September 14, 2012

      @S.D. - Lucky#13
      I prefer having a physical disc/box, but the convience of Digital Downloads is really good too, especially as Broadband speeds are constantly improving, not to mention the actual space that all the boxes take up, I think I help ikea in business with all the dvd storage units I've bought over the years :-)

    10. Creator Gangxxter ⌠⌠ Order of the Goat $7.77 on September 14, 2012

      Hello Craig, great update! :)
      Let me guess, you're a metal fan? :D What's your favourite band?

      You rock! :)

    11. Creator Simon Baker on September 14, 2012

      Just on the number of updates we're getting - personally I enjoy each and every update, so please don't stop. Bring on the goat :)

    12. Creator MattG on September 14, 2012

      Rock on :)

    13. Creator Craig Gardiner on September 14, 2012

      Hehehe, thanks guys!
      I have to admit though I have no musical talent at all, so the closest I've came to being in a Rock Band was playing the RockBand game, which although was a lot of fun, I didn't fair well on any level above easy!
      :-)

    14. Creator Rinu on September 14, 2012

      Thanks for "Meet The Team" updates. It's nice to get to know people behind this project :).

    15. Creator qmzpwneb on September 14, 2012

      @Bram Van Damme

      i feel your hurt, Bram - the three clicks it takes to disable email updates really ruined my day. i may have to go lie down and recover.

      http://tinyurl.com/dys8ahd

    16. Creator Murat - Order of the Goat $7.77 on September 14, 2012

      It is perfectly normal to see updates getting more frequent as the project is getting near the end. ;) No need to whine about this. You can simply turn your notifications off through this page: http://www.kickstarter.com/settings/notifications

    17. Creator S.D. on September 14, 2012

      Awesome update, keep them coming!
      Also, question for you Craig; digital downloads or limited-edition digipaks?

    18. Creator Bram Van Damme on September 14, 2012

      Guys, stop spamming these updates. No one wants daily updates for this. It's just too much.

    19. Creator Filip OotG on September 14, 2012

      Craig all I can say is that we are all hoping to see that (in)famous goat! :D

    20. Creator Gromber Fox on September 14, 2012

      heavy metal singer? xDDD you rules!!

    21. Creator Nicholas Sylvain-Obsidian Tormentor on September 14, 2012

      I was expecting Craig to say that his hobby is playing in a rock band, because that kinda fits with his picture :)

    22. Creator BASS2 - Philip Proud - Order of the Goat on September 14, 2012

      BASS sequel. It's the right thing to do.