Tag Archives: charles cecil
Tue, May 07, 2013 | 19:19 BST
Charles Cecil MBE, industry vet and co-founder of Revolution Software, has been appointed to the board of the British Film Institute. Cecil is also a BAFTA ambassador, on the Creative Skillset Industry Council and founded Yorkshire games network Game Republic. His development firm also has a new, original, Broken Sword game in the works which was successfully Kickstarted in 2012. Broken Sword: The Serpent’s Curse will release on Android, iOS, Mac and PC in 2013. Thanks, GI International.
Thu, Aug 23, 2012 | 17:47 BST
Broken Sword: The Serpents Curse is in development from Revolution Software, and the firm is asking for $400,000 on Kickstarter to fund it. The game is a new, original, Broken Sword game by Charles Cecil which upon successful finding and development will release on Android, iOS, Mac and PC in early 2013. The pitch video is below. The project has 29 days left and already, 1,215 backers have pledged $56,225.
Wed, Jul 04, 2012 | 07:12 BST
Celebrated comics creator Dave Gibbons and Revolution Software are set to team up once more.
Thu, Jun 28, 2012 | 09:12 BST
The Android version of Broken Sword: The Director’s Cut is now on Android. It’s £2.99 on Google Play. Revolution also said today that it’s about to announce a new game: “We will shortly be announcing details of an original adventure game that has been in development for six months,” said studio head Charles Cecil.
Mon, Jun 13, 2011 | 18:02 BST
Charles Cecil, the creator of Broken Sword and head-man of UK studio Revolution, has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Said the dev legend in a tweet: “Thrilled, flattered and humbled by all the MBE-congratulatory messages. Thanks so much!”
Many congrats, Charles.
Wed, Jul 21, 2010 | 12:47 BST
Mark Rein. In a bubble bath. Playing with Halo and Gears of War dolls. Enough said.
Tue, Apr 27, 2010 | 11:51 BST
Thu, Apr 08, 2010 | 09:51 BST
The BBC’s announced a brand new episodic Doctor Who game for PC and Mac.
Tue, Oct 27, 2009 | 13:49 GMT
Revolution Software’s Charles Cecil has told GI.biz that the iPhone version of Beneath a Steel Sky is expected to hit the 20,000 units sold during its first month of release.
The game is expected to sell 70,000 copies during its first year and 100,000 during its lifetime.
“As a small developer it’s an opportunity we’ve been able to grasp and it’s made possible because of the advent of digital distribution and of Apple who have reached out to people to buy music and games rather than download it from pirate sites,” Cecil told the site during today’s Eurogamer Expo. “The great thing about the Apple system is that it’s so easy to use, it’s easier to buy it [than resort to piracy] and it’s cheap.
“It’s so exciting that we can take something that was released so long ago and put it on the iPhone. We’re in a wonderful position where we can exploit our own games in a way that you could never do at a mainstream publisher.”
More through the link.
Tue, Oct 06, 2009 | 16:18 BST
Charles Cecil has signed on as designer and to lend his voice to a Christmas Carol game based on Disney’s upcoming performance-capture flick.
Speaking during a BAFTA seminar, Cecil chatted a it about the game based on the Robert Zemeckis movie, starring Jim Carey, Colin Firth and Gary Oldman.
“It was a really nice little project,” he said. “I was approached by Disney to design a game based on a Christmas Carol and it turned out to be really fun. I believe it’s very important for games to be able to broaden their horizons. If we, the industry, can start embracing classic works of literature like Dickens, then that’s really breaking down a barrier there.
“The approach I took was to place the player as the hand of fate, guiding a very willful protagonist down the road to redemption, and he doesn’t want to down that road at all. Players have to interact with people and the environment to make that happen, and it tells the story in really different way.
“I’m very happy with it.”
No word on a release or formats yet, but the film is expected in theaters next month.
More through Develop.
Fri, Sep 18, 2009 | 11:39 BST
Charles Cecil and Watchmen co-creator Dave Gibbons are to host a BAFTA talk titled “Reinventing A Gaming Classic: iPhone “Beneath A Steel Sky” on October 5.
The present and future of narrative-based gaming is the order of the day, and there’s a chance to get stuff signed by the luminaries on the night.
The session runs from 7.00pm until 8.00pm. Anyone can attend but for non-BAFTA members there’s a £5 charge.
Full details after the break.
Fri, Dec 19, 2008 | 09:58 GMT
Ubisoft has taken the rights to Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars – The Director’s Cut for Wii and DS.
The game’s new edition will release in March next year.
Press release and screens after the break.
Wed, Mar 19, 2008 | 07:18 GMT
The latest One Life Left has been released as a podcast having been broadcast last night. We forgot to tell you about this, but oddly, we don’t feel bad. Listen the the MP3 of the British radio show instead. Apparently Charles Cecil talks about how he’s only just received a Wii dev kit in it and refuses to talk about a secret game. That has to be worth a go, surely?