Revolution Software asked for $400,000 to Kickstart the fifth installment of its point-and-click-adventure franchise, Broken Sword: The Serpent’s Curse. The Kickstarter closed with $771,561, leaving the team more than $800,000 including PayPal donations.
The Serpent’s Curse included stretch goals after cresting the initial amount, and it hit three of them, but fell short of the $1 million goal that would have greenlit a sequel to Beneath a Steel Sky. Revolution plans to develop Beneath a Steel Sky 2 regardless of the stretch goal misfire, studio co-founder Tony Warriner tells Develop.
“We’re delighted by the recent level of interest in a sequel to Beneath a Steel Sky and are currently discussing design ideas for this project, which we plan to go into development following the release of Broken Sword: The Serpent’s Curse,” Warriner says. “We’re deeply touched that our Steel Sky fans are as enthusiastic today as they were when the original game released in 1994.”
The Serpent’s Curse hit goals to restore the “Director’s Cuttings” and include more game content, add exotic locations in North Africa and the Middle East, and add one backer’s likeness and name to the game.
The Serpent’s Curse should be available for PC, Mac, Linux, iOS and Android devices in early 2013.