THE MIDLANDS, UK - September 28th, 2006 - Astraware and Revolution Software are excited to announce a special Broken Sword promotion to celebrate 10 years since the release of the original Broken Sword.
When the game was originally released on 30th September 1996, no-one could have forseen that the game would still be receiving rave reviews a full decade later. 'Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars' has been released on several platforms including PC, PlayStation ® , GameBoy Advance ® , and most recently for Palm OS ® and Windows Mobile ® . Broken Sword is now an award-winning franchise with three sequels. The most recent, 'Broken Sword 4: The Angel of Death', has just been released and is currently number 1 in the charts.
"We always dreamed of writing the game on a device that would reach beyond hardcore gamers; with the emphasis on intelligent, cerebral gameplay, rather than the requirement for manual dexterity, the game was always intended to have a broad appeal. Writing the game on Palm OS ® and Windows Mobile ® platforms has finally allowed us to achieve this goal", said Charles Cecil, Managing Director and co-founder of Revolution Software.
"We are really proud of how the game has turned out on Palm OS ® and Windows Mobile ® .", said Tony Warriner, co-founder of Revolution Software, "The PC version was praised for its beauty and subtlety, and this has translated perfectly".
To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the release of 'Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars', Astraware is making the game available at a very special discount price. From Friday 29th September to Sunday 1st October 2006 ONLY, 'Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars' for Palm OS ® and Windows Mobile ® for Pocket PC will be available with an Anniversary-only discount. This offer is available from the Astraware website for this limited period only. Visit the site at http://www.astraware.com/promo/brokensword1 for more details.
Founded in 1994, Astraware Limited develops, publishes and distributes games for mobile devices. Some of the company's best known handheld titles include Bejeweled®, Cubis®, Zuma®, Insaniquarium and Zap!2000/2016. Astraware is a Microsoft® Gold Certified Partner. Mobile gaming enthusiasts have downloaded more than 30 million copies of Astraware's products, and the company has customers in over 100 countries. For more information, contact Alison Barclay at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit http://www.astraware.com.
About Revolution Software:
Revolution Software was founded in 1990 and writes narrative-driven adventure games; from Lure of the Temptress in 1992, followed by the highly-acclaimed titles Beneath a Steel Sky, In Cold Blood, and the multi-million selling Broken Sword series. As well as developing their own highly successful games, Revolution has worked with companies such as Disney, Dreamworks SKG and Celedor to develop video game versions of their properties. For more information on Revolution Software, visit their website at http://www.revolution.co.uk.