Watchmen Artist Plots New Adventure With Beneath a Steel Sky Dev

Watchmen Artist Plots New Adventure With Beneath a Steel Sky Dev

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Dave Gibbons and Charles Cecil reunite for mysterious new project.

Dave Gibbons, artist of the influential graphic novel Watchmen, has revealed that he intends to reunite with Broken Sword developer Revolution Software to create a new adventure game. The comic artist, whose previous work with Revolution yielded cult classic Beneath a Steel Sky, as well as the Broken Sword: Director's Cut remake, will have a heavy involvement with the overall direction of the game, guiding story and art direction alike.

In an interview with Eurogamer, Gibbons stated that the new collaboration will very closely follow his characteristic style and use of symbolism, leaving no doubt in his mind that it will indeed "look like a Dave Gibbons game". The setting will apparently tread new ground, leaving the familiar Parisian catacombs of Broken Sword behind for something that "hasn't been explored". He refused to give any further details on the upcoming project, stating, "if you talk about [ideas] too early you kill them, you let the air out of the balloon."

Although they're both itching to get started with development, Gibbons and Cecil each have their hands tied with other projects at the moment. Gibbons is currently working with Wanted writer Mark Millar on the ongoing comic book series The Secret Service, whilst Cecil is busy with an as-of-yet unannounced Broken Sword title.

While there's been no indication as to what platform the planned game will be released on, Revolution's past success with mobile gaming suggests phones and tablets as a major possibility.

Source: Eurogamer, Image: Wikipedia

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I'm throwing my money at the screen and nothing is happening!!

Why is this! Explain!

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YES! PEOPLE WE ARE IN THE MIDSTS OF THE REBIRTH OF POINT AND CLICK ADVENTURE GAMES!

Call this Cartoon Network Prime Time, cause it's adventure time!

It seems the reporters are jumping the gun. Wake me up when they announce an actual upcoming title.

Awesome.

Hopefully we get to hear more soon.

Wow. This is pretty damn awesome. Beneath a Steel Sky was great, and 18 years on I wonder what the new game will do all these years later.

18 years on, maybe the Australian accents will actually sound... Australian now!

Wait.... GIBBONS AND CECIL WORKING TOGETHER AGAIN!?

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Yes Please!

Man I loved animated point and click games so much :3 Broken Sword 1 and 2 are so awesome <3

whilst Cecil is busy with an as-of-yet unannounced Broken Sword title.

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Caliostro:
Wait.... GIBBONS AND CECIL WORKING TOGETHER AGAIN!?

...

MY MONEY! ALL OF IT! YOU HAVE IT NOW!

This this, a thousand times this. What's that veering into view? Why its a new Golden Age of Gaming! Between this and various Kickstarter projects its a good time to be a gamer

Moonlight Butterfly:
Yes Please!

Man I loved animated point and click games so much :3 Broken Sword 1 and 2 are so awesome <3

whilst Cecil is busy with an as-of-yet unannounced Broken Sword title.

Kitten squeezing levels of happiness! :3

Me too!! Such fantastic games. First i've heard of a new Broken Sword game in the works, can't wait to see that. :D

There seems to be a re-birth of classic point and click adventures, which is very nice to see indeed.

Great! This is first time I've heard that new Broken Sword game is in the works. I count first two games among my favorites, but I didn't really like recent ones. 3D and stupid block pushing puzzles killed them for me.

Anyway it's great that these two guys are working together again. Can't wait to hear...well anything about their project.

GAWRSH DRATTIT I BROKE MY SCREEN BY THROWING MY BANK ACCOUNT AT IT

By the way, if anyone wants to play Beneath a Steel Sky, gog.com released it for free. Go play it. NOW.

 

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