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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.
14,032 backers pledged $771,560 to help bring this project to life.

Last Minute Questions and Answers

Posted by Revolution Software (Creator)

As we go into the final day of this incredible Kickstarter adventure, we just wanted to take this opportunity to answer some frequently asked questions:

What features have you committed to including in the game?

Thanks to your valuable feedback, we will now include:
- City / world map
- Option to turn hints on and off
- Modern or classic inventory system
- Modern or classic speech font
- Classic mouse cursors
- Death scenes will be included
- Option to turn Blue highlight circles on / off
- Switch between languages in game

Plus others that we have probably forgotten, and definitely many more to come based on your ongoing suggestions.

Will you ship outside of UK/EU/US?

Absolutely! Anyone who would like to join our Kickstarter adventure can!

Shipping is free for the UK, EU, US, Canada, Norway, Switzerland, Turkey, and Iceland. For all other locations, please add $10 to your pledge to cover additional shipping costs.

What will happen when the Kickstarter ends?

Once the Kickstarter closes, the amount you have pledged will be taken from your credit card. If for some reason your payment doesn't go through properly (eg. the card has expired), Kickstarter will give you a grace period of a week to resolve the issue. We would be more than happy to help if you get in touch with us.

How do I choose my rewards?

We will email a short survey to all backers during the first week of October, requesting all the information we will need to set you up on our Backer page. This will enable you to log on to see the latest information about your pledge, modify personal details (such as your shipping address), select which rewards you want, such as the T-shirt design and size, and the name you want to appear in the credits. 

When will I receive my rewards?

We plan to send the first set of rewards by Monday 22nd October 2012, 30 days after the Kickstarter finishes. The first set of rewards will include codes for our previous games from GOG and access to the Ideas Exchange Forum. After this we will gradually roll out our digital rewards as they become available.

Physical rewards will be sent out once the game is ready to ship, currently scheduled for in April 2013.

What formats/languages will I get for Broken Sword - the Serpent's Curse?

Digital download ($15+) will include:
- All supported systems (Windows, Mac, Linux)
- All supported languages (English, French, German, Spanish, Italian)
- All supported subtitles (English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Polish)

Android version ($25+) will include, in addition to the digital download above:
- All supported languages and subtitles

CD/DVD box ($100+) will include, in addition to the digital and Android version:
- All supported systems (Windows, Mac, Linux)
- Your choice of English, German, or French box
- All supported languages and subtitles

USB Goat, preloaded with the game ($250+/+$50 top-up) will include, in addition to everything else:
- All supported systems (Windows, Mac, Linux)
- All supported languages and subtitles

What about the iOS version?

We apologise that we have not yet been able to find a guaranteed way to gift the iOS version to our backers. If / when we find a solution, we will give our $25 and upwards backers the option to choose an iOS version over Android.

Can I make PayPal pledge upgrades and top-ups?

Yes! Absolutely! Just donate the difference. So if you want to upgrade from Silver Member ($50) to Gold Member ($100), you would add a new donation of $50 on the PayPal page. We really appreciate it if you can leave a comment for our convenience, as shown below, but it is not necessary.

You can find the PayPal pledge page here:


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    1. Missing avatar

      Christian on

      Why do I have to choose between Android and iPhone/iPad? It is maybe okay for those who pledged only a few bucks. But I personally think that it's only fair to allow switching betwwen smart phone operating systems.

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      Rendref on

      Oops, it's past 809 already, so don't you worry :)

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      Rendref on

      @jon_wachter: I think that they'll do all this stuff :) They need to spend almost $100 000 on something, right?)

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      Arun Sharma on

      Will events from previous games be acknowledged (BS1-4)? I would really like to hear about characters from previous events and how they are getting on or at least a mention - i.e. Brother Mark
      Cant wait for the game!!!

    5. Oliver Hoelzl on

      @Nicolas LORTZ

      This is from the FAQ:
      Will you ship outside of UK/EU/US?

      Absolutely! Anyone who would like to join our Kickstarter adventure can!

      Shipping is free for the UK, EU, US, Canada, Norway, Switzerland, Turkey, and Iceland. For all other locations, please add $10 to your pledge to cover additional shipping costs.

      So considering that France is in the EU you should be free without an additional 10$ ;)

    6. jon_wachter on

      What happens if you come close to the 800.000 stretch goal but fall short of let's say 4-5.000. Will you still do all the things you would have if you had gotten the full 800.000?

    7. Greg Hall - Order of the Goat $7.77 on

      I'd love it if the game kept the left-click to use/right click to examine system- being able to hear George's thoughts on everything in the environment and in the inventory was just fantastic and I was disappointed when they were sidelined somewhat in the later releases.

    8. Nicolas LORTZ on

      Hi, I'm from France, and pledged 100$, in order to receive my rewards I've to put an additional 10$ , is that correct ? Thx for the answer ;) !!

    9. Gangxxter ⌠⌠ Order of the Goat $7.77 on

      @Brian Sia No, you don't have to pay shipping costs
      @Reece More than that, $260 would have been also enough, but more is always better for Revolution ;)

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      Rendref on

      Nice concept of a chest :) Hope you'll do all the stickers really are stickers and not just printed on the chest images :) It will be really greate and awesome to have such a chest with all the stickers and belts and made out of leather of some kind :)))

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      PuerNoctis on

      @Chris Coppens:
      I observed the last day and figured that the pledges increase between 3k - 4k an hour... and we have 3 hours to go. This will be very close, I'd love to see many of our favourite characters/animals again :)

    12. Reece on

      I live in Australia and I've just increased my pledge from $250 to $265, will this cover my shipping costs?

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      Chris Coppens on

      Almost at $800,000. Can't wait to see Duane, Pearl and the Goat.

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      Brian Sia on

      Do pledges of $50 and below need to pay shipping costs? (The rewards appear to be all digital)?

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      Rendref on

      If it'll be for about a month it would be great. The only thing I'm confused with it's that on paypal I need to chose my reward too, and after adding remaining $250 I can't chose Knight Commander there :) But I guess it doesn't matter, if I' write all of it in comment.
      Althouth, it would be very nice to hear about this from Revolution (about adding and about for how long it will be on). They don't answer my personal messages...

    16. JuanitaD-ArmikrogArmyGoat @ AGL589+$4.96 on

      @Rendref - You can certainly increase you pledge via PayPal - just leave them a note in the PayPal comments box for the pledge the you are adding to reach the Knight Commander tier and be sure to give them your KS name. The only real question is how long they will keep PayPal going after KS ends. My guess would be that it will be up for at least a month, since it takes that long to get the money from KickStarter.

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      Rendref on

      Guys, is it possible to pledge 280.77 dollars now and then add $250 later, via paypal or something thus become Knight Commander?
      Want $500 reward (collectors chest!) but I have no money right in this moment. It would be perfect to have such opportunity...

    18. Trisha Underwood - order of the goat on

      map, option to turn hints on and off and classic inventory system - totally stoked

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      Lukas on

      Can you ship t-shirts sooner? It'd be good advertising to boos pre-orders.

    20. Ayman Şanlıtürk on

      Thanx for everything, hope to see more great stuff from you soon than ever.

    21. JuanitaD-ArmikrogArmyGoat @ AGL589+$4.96 on

      @Zainah - You're welcome! Now I'm crossing my fingers for the $800K stretch goal and your pledge increase will help get us there, so thanks to you also!

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      Zaina Alrujaib on

      @Juanita Thank you for clarifying! I'm happy as long as there's a box. Time to up the pledge for the bigger, shinier collector's box!

    23. Alexandra Davies on

      Amazing stuff, can't wait ! ;D love the maps like in Broken Sword 1 :) and will have to go classic all the way :D any idea what the game specs will be yet? Need to know if I can run it, because otherwise I better start saving for a better PC, NEED the new Broken Sword in my life :)

    24. S.D. on

      I'll second the request for FLAC audio. I prefer to tailor my music for the device I'm listening on, and rather than requesting a number of formats, I can do what I wish with a nice FLAC audio track (I enjoy Ogg Vorbis audio encoded at quality level 10 on my desktop and home theatre, and quality level 5 on my small portable music player). I may wish to burn a CD of MP3s to take on a road trip for listening in a rental vehicle (the last two cars I've rented were both capable of reading MP3s off of a CD). The lossless FLAC format gives me that choice.
      Again, these are considerations to keep in mind after music is composed, which happens later in development, so I understand it if you choose not to tackle this issue right now! Please do keep in mind, as it incurs hardly any cost (other than storage and bandwidth), and there are digital fulfillment services that you can use to accomplish it, when the time comes to deliver a soundtrack. Or, the tracks could be included on the game DVD, or a special features DVD. It would *certainly* fit on the GSB drive :-D

    25. Mucki - OOTG on

      Thank you so much Revolution for listening to the backers' suggestions! Just upped my pledge because of classic interface/font. Death scenes, optional hints, map and changing languages mid game is just the icing on the cake. So looking forward to this:-)

    26. JuanitaD-ArmikrogArmyGoat @ AGL589+$4.96 on

      "Option to turn hints on and off" & "Option to turn Blue highlight circles on / off" - Thank You!!! I can't tell you how much it irritates me to be given hints whether I want them or not and (I never want them)! I have to be stuck in one spot literally for weeks before I'll use a hint.

      "Death scenes will be included" - Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!!!!!

      "Switch between languages in game" - Now that's just plain cool! I'll get to brush up on my so-rusty-it's-almost-nonexistant-French. So happy!

    27. JuanitaD-ArmikrogArmyGoat @ AGL589+$4.96 on

      @Zainah - You get a special edition boxed game with all levels at $100 and up. You get a special edition collector's chest to store your goodies at $500 and up.

    28. John Fogarty on

      With the digital soundtrack, would it be possible to release it in a lossless format like FLAC in addition to 320kbps mp3? It would be nice to hear the music in it's full glory :)

    29. Tony Q. on

      With $250 you have tour game in its box. With $500 you have a "collector" box for the game and all the goodies

    30. Jose Sousa on

      It would be Great if they could make the Portuguese Subtitles.... Please....... ( last beg..) :)

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      Zaina Alrujaib on

      Does that mean the $250 - Knight level doesn't include a box?

    32. Hakan Karaduman on

      please support Turkish subtitle. we can also do it as a fansub.

    33. S.D. on

      When asked before, Tony stated that they'd consider doing it in a way similar to other adventure game projects, so I'd imagine we've six to eight weeks for the full gamut of rewards. My guess (and my advice to them) would be to do this, after which it would probably lop off everything above $250 or $500. That would likely continue until it's infeasible to continue increasing the number of signed items, at which point it would likely convert to a standard $25 pre-order.

    34. Tim Smith on

      Where do I go to get in touch about credit card payment issues after the Kickstarter ends?

    35. Matt Combes on

      Thanks for the leaving the PayPal open for upgrading pledge levels after the Kickstarter is over, that's a lifesaver! I wanted to upgrade right now but unfortunately the cash just isn't there, so it's definitely a big help. My question is the same as Gangxxter's though ... how long will you accept those PayPal upgrades for?

    36. Joana Lisa Dungca on

      @Augusto, Choose your reward. Then on the your pledge, write the reward amount + $10.. That's what I did, and other KS backers says I understood correctly =)

    37. Augusto Breitenbach Diniz on

      For shipping outside UK. Do we have to specify the extra 10 dollars? or just adding them will automaticaly make them go to the shipping process?

    38. Ian Ballard

      Glad to be a Backer, looks like its going to be another awesome Broken Sword Adventure! is It April yet??

    39. Gangxxter ⌠⌠ Order of the Goat $7.77 on

      Thank you for those useful answers!
      Just one more question: How long can we pledge via PayPal once the KS-campaign has ended?

    40. Julie Robbins - Order of the Goat on

      Sounding great! cannot wait to get my hands on this :)

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      lolpie on

      How about an "Achievement" or unlockable reward for completing the game without hints or blue highlights? Playing it old school.