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Director's Commentary, Design Notes and..... the end?

Posted by Revolution Software (Creator)

  We are delighted to let you know that the last two digital rewards, the Director’s Commentary and the Broken Sword design notes, are now complete and available.

 To grab them, please log in to your Humble accounts where you will be able to download them both. Once again, thank you for your patience - you really have been brilliant.

   In many ways then, this is the end of the Broken Sword 5 - the Serpent’s Curse Kickstarter project. It’s been a long, exciting adventure. Your opinions shaped the game, and we have hugely valued the opportunity to collaborate with you. And the game could not have been written without your support.

   Although - actually it’s not quite the end. We are cutting together a Wrap Video which will include Skype interviews with some Kickstarter backers - this should be available later this month. We'd really like to hear any thought you may have on the Kickstarter project as a whole, on the Director's Commentary video specifically, or if you have any other unaddressed comments about the Kickstarter campaign. Please feel free to email, tweet or message us on Facebook with your thoughts and feelings. Also, if you are unable to access the Director's Commentary, if you are still owed any rewards, or if you just want to say "hello" please email us at:

   And, of course, as things end, there are new beginnings.

   The release of our Revolution: 25th Anniversary Collection (now available for pre-order here) has allowed us to indulge ourselves and to look back. As well as Revolution’s full roster of games, the box set will contain comic books, posters, high quality audio tracks, a Broken Sword USB, and a digital timeline with extensive behind-the-scenes materials, plus two hours of video telling the Revolution story and the making of their games, featuring interviews with key team members and creative partners such as Dave Gibbons, Rolf Saxon and Barrington Pheloung. And along the way, George and Nico have become record breakers.

   And meanwhile there is the genesis of new games. We really are just exploring gameplay and narrative options currently, so are not at a stage to talk about anything new quite yet, but we would love to keep you up to date when we do have concrete ideas, and at to ask your opinions. I have said many times that I would not want to embark on any new project without engaging closely with our community. And so we would invite you to subscribe to our new newsletter (of course we won’t pass your details on to any other organisation). We'll only email you infrequently with the most exciting developments, allowing you to be the first to find out the official latest happenings from Revolution. Signing-up should take no more than a few seconds and can be completed here.

   This coincided with the sad news of the death of Umberto Eco, who’s Foucault’s Pendulum was part of the original inspiration for Broken Sword 1 - Shadow of the Templars. The world has lost a truly great author to whom we, at Revolution, owe a particular debt of gratitude.

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      Thierry on

      @Thomas Busse -- Wow, good job ;) Design notes are indeed under "eBooks" tab, and Director's commentary under "Video" tab... Not easy to reach, though !

    2. Martin O

      The issues were resolved today, I could download all rewards from the Humble page!

    3. Martin O

      Same here, no commentary or design documents for previous games. I've contacted Humble support (which is generally very good) about one month ago but haven't got those items yet.

      Btw. this was their response: "I will double check with the team and see if we have received these items from Revolution Software yet. When I find more information, I will let you know immediately."

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      Torbjörn Andersson on

      @Thomas Busse I can't speak for @Thierry, but for me the "Director’s commentary on previous Broken Sword games" and "Archive of game design documents for previous games" are both listed on the Humble Bundle page, but there are no links and the only thing under eBooks is "Broken Sword 5 Game Design Document (DRAFT)".

    5. Thomas Busse on

      @Thierry Not sure if you are still waiting for the downloads, but have you checked the section below the screenshot you've posted, where it says, where the actual downloads are?

      There should be a button called "eBooks", and under that you'll find the design docs (at least that's where I found them).

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      Thierry on

      It's been nearly 1 month now, and this is getting ridiculous... WHERE are these rewards on our Humble account ??

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      Torbjörn Andersson on

      @Thierry My download page hasn't been updated either. I mailed Revolution (using the address in the update) and was given temporary download links for them. But I still hope they'll fix this in case I ever need to download them again.

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      Thierry on

      @Thierry Crozat -- Same here :…

      So please Rev, where are these rewards on Humble ??

    9. Mike Henderson on

      Hi! Any chance of a North American release of the 25th Anniversary Collection? :)

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      Thierry Crozat on

      Like some others before me I can't seem to find them on the Humble site. On the Broken Sword 5 page I have a line called "Director’s commentary on previous Broken Sword games" for example, but this is not a link, just normal text. And the same goes for "Archive of game design documents for previous games".

    11. Shatners Bassoon on

      I opted to get BS5 through Steam and there is nothing in my Humble Bundle account that is remotely broken sword related how do I get the digital rewards?

      Backed at the $175 level

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      Marco Blom on

      I found them at Humble Bundle under Purchases, where it said "You have 6 unclaimed purchases"...

    13. Martin Mulrooney ⌠⌠ Order of the Goat ⌠⌠ on

      The end of an era - I can't wait to see what Revolution does next! :)

    14. Revolution Software Creator on

      Hi Nelson - we would hope to be able to release a patch by the end of March or very shortly thereafter. Hope this helps and thank you for your patience.

    15. Revolution Software Creator on

      Hi Lee and anyone else who can't access Humble, we've made an alternate plan for you to access the games. Please email and she'll get the files to you.
      All the best,

    16. ET3D on

      The 25th Anniversary Collection is quite reasonably priced. I'm tempted, but probably won't get it. No space for gaming memorabilia. I guess I'll save the money for your next Kickstarter.

    17. Mark Mckay on

      If I can put my 2 cents in towards the next game I would love a continuation/remake of beneath a steel sky.

    18. tarasis on

      Any chance of selling just the Revolution story? I already own BS 1-5 (physical and digital) but would be very interested to see the video.

      Otherwise, I'm sad to see this KS draw to a close but I look forward to whatever the future brings from Revolution. Maybe a space based adventure game one day? :)

    19. Shervyn von Hoerl

      Will this be available in the US?

    20. Matt on

      I do thank you. You were my first KS and the first to be fulfilled. Thank you! :)

    21. Richard - 'Order Of The Coal Black Goat' on

      I didn't buy Broken Sword on Bundle, I got it through the Kickstarter via, will that make any difference?

      I signed up for the newsletter, pre-ordered the 25th anniversary boxset, read about George and Nico getting the record, congrats :D

    22. Michael Bunkin on

      100th and the last update :) My first experience with the Kickstarter, and the best. It is on par with the game itself. Thanks for all the fun, it was great to be part of it. If you'll ever decide to have another round - count me in.

    23. Lee Russell on

      Can't seem to find them on Humble

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      Christopher Hart on

      I apologize for the previous comment I just saw the downloads on the actual key page. For those wanting to know how to get to it, just log into your humble bundle account, click on library, then purchases, search for Broken Sword 5, then they would appear close to the bottom of the page (under e-books and video)

    25. Brian Robinson on

      I am also having trouble finding the new rewards on my humble bundle page

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      Christopher Hart on

      Nothing has been updated yet on my humble bundle page yet. do you guys have to update the pages one at a time alphabetically or do it all at once?

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      Thierry on

      Where are these rewards on our Humble Bundle account ? Can't find any new link or something updated...

    29. ABCHEE Alex on

      Thank you for the update very nice to know that we still have somme "goodies"left ;)

    30. Michel Cardoso Teixeira on

      Thanks for the update! :) For us living in the nordics (Sweden for example), how do we pre-order/purchase the 'Revolution: 25th Anniversary Collection' ?

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      Nelson on

      Any news regarding the PC patch to include the improvements done to the consoles editions?