A comprehensive series of movies offering an in-depth history both of Revolution and their games, over a 25 year journey.
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Release Date: Mar 10, 2017

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1. Adventures
27 minutes
Revolution’s origins, and how the founders came together. Charles Cecil offers insights into a budding games industry, selling games on cassette tapes at micro-fairs, how publishers turned game developers into rockstars, and the truth behind the legendary ‘Mexico ’86 scandal’.
2. Beneath a Steel Sky
17 minutes
Revolution began their unique collaboration with 'Watchmen' co-creator Dave Gibbons in developing the cult classic 'Beneath a Steel Sky'. Gibbons recalls the challenges of adapting his art and world building skills in what became one of the world’s first fully voiced adventure - pixel-by-pixel.
3. Broken Sword
32 minutes
Revolution’s success lead to a more ambitious approach to creating new adventure games. Charles Cecil explores the genesis of George, Nico, and the ‘Broken Sword’ universe. He reveals how it changed the company, and confesses the dark secret behind the creation of the infamous goat puzzle.
4. Changing Dimensions
27 minutes
With the march of 3D visceral gameplay, Revolution released ‘In Cold Blood’. As their tech evolved, it culminated in ‘Broken Sword 3 - The Sleeping Dragon’. However, in an era where publishers had firm control, the strain began to take its toll with dramatic consequences.
5. Back from the Wilderness
14 minutes
And then everything changed. Charles Cecil discusses how scummVM gave Revolution the opportunity to resurrect their early MS-DOS based games, and Tony Warriner talks about how digital distribution allowed the company to recover and self-publish on mobile formats.
6. Viva la Revolution
21 minutes
Following the huge success of the back catalogue in the mobile market, Revolution returned to its 2D roots with the most audacious project to date, independently made. Charles Cecil explores how 'The Serpent’s Curse' was Kickstarted and developer, and why the experience was so extraordinary.
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About This Series

A comprehensive series of movies offering an in-depth history both of Revolution and their games, over a 25 year journey. Enjoy unique insights from the creative minds who have taken part, from Lure of the Temptress in 1992 to their latest title Broken Sword 5 - the Serpent’s Curse. Dave Gibbons recalls working on Beneath a Steel Sky, whilst Charles Cecil looks back on what influenced him to create George, Nico and the Broken Sword universe. Discover the trials and tribulations faced and how Revolution has survived and thrived over the course of a quarter century of adventure game development. An essential watch for all fans of the genre.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Network Bandwidth of 5Mbps for 540p, 3Mbps for 360p.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core I3+ or AMD equivalent recommended for HD 1080p playback
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Network Bandwidth of 12Mbps for 1080p or 8Mbps for 720p.
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OSX 10.7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Network Bandwidth of 5Mbps for 540p, 3Mbps for 360p.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OSX 10.10+
    • Processor: Intel Core I3+ or AMD equivalent recommended for HD 1080p playback
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Network Bandwidth of 12Mbps for 1080p or 8Mbps for 720p.
    Minimum:
    • OS: Linux Ubuntu 12.04 or later, SteamOS 2.20 or later
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Network Bandwidth of 5Mbps for 540p, 3Mbps for 360p.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Linux Ubuntu 12.04 or later, SteamOS 2.20 or later
    • Processor: Intel Core I3+ or AMD equivalent recommended for HD 1080p playback
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Network Bandwidth of 12Mbps for 1080p or 8Mbps for 720p.
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