Point-and-click adventure fans on iOS should be intimately familiar with Revolution Software. Their 1994 adventure Beneath a Steel Sky was considered one of the best in the genre, and received a fantastic iOS port back in October of 2009 titled Beneath a Steel Sky: Remastered ($2.99). In 2010, they released two more of their critically acclaimed hits to iOS with Broken Sword: The Director’s Cut ($4.99) and its sequel Broken Sword: The Smoking Mirror Remastered ($4.99), both of which shined on the touch screen.
Well, Revolution just got finished securing funding through Kickstarter for a brand new Broken Sword entry, subtitled The Serpent’s Curse, which should be hitting lots of platforms including iOS in early-to-mid 2013. However, once they hit their original $400,000 goal, they set up some stretch goals for any extra money that might be coming in. The big one was if they hit $1 million they would begin on a sequel to Beneath a Steel Sky, something fans had been clamoring for for almost 20 years. The final tally didn’t quite make it though, coming in at just over $800,000.
Don’t get sad just yet though, as according to Develop Revolution was so impressed with the enthusiasm over a Beneath a Steel Sky sequel that even though they didn’t quite hit a million they’re going to start on the game anyway, just as soon as Broken Sword: The Serpent’s Curse is finished and shipped, that is. No other details have been announced other than “it’s a thing that is coming”, but we’ll definitely keep our ears open for more on both Beneath a Steel Sky 2 and Broken Sword: The Serpent’s Curse as the continue on in development.