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Can you solve the mystery of the Broken Sword?

THE MIDLANDS/YORKSHIRE, UK - November 23rd 2005 - Astraware and Revolution Software are excited to announce the release of Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars for Palm OS® handhelds. The game has been developed by Revolution Software, the original creators of the Broken Sword series, and is published by Astraware.

Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars is an epic adventure which takes you around the globe in a desperate race to unlock the ancient mysteries of the Knights Templar.

Originally created for PC and PlayStation, and now available for PalmOS® handhelds, Broken Sword is the story of George Stobbart, an American tourist on vacation in Europe, who becomes embroiled in a terrifying conspiracy when he witnesses the theft of an ancient manuscript and the assassination of its owner. The manuscript, created in the 14th century by the order of the Knights Templar, points to where their legendary power has been hidden for over six hundred years. Befriending a photojournalist, Nico Collard, the two find themselves on a global trail that ultimately reveals a deadly secret that will change their lives forever.

Just as in many modern mystery books, you will become immersed in the unfolding story as you guide George through the game, looking for clues, talking to witnesses, and following the trail as it takes him from Paris to Ireland, Syria and beyond.

Avid PDA users are already excited about the release. Jan Galbraith from Palm Addict told us: "I have been playing Broken Sword and it has knocked my socks off! Having never before played an adventure game, I was delighted to find that it is like "experiencing" a good mystery story. This game, with its interesting characters, exotic locales, and stunning graphics, has grabbed me, and I can't wait to find out what happens, but I don't want it to end!"

Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars is released on November 23rd for specified high resolution Palm OS® 5.0 handhelds* priced $29.95. The Windows Mobile® for Pocket PC version will follow in February 2006.

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About Astraware

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® Certified Partner and its games are 'Made for Windows Mobile®' certified. Handango have presented awards to Astraware twice in recent years, with Game of The Year in 2003 for Bejeweled, and Palm OS® Developer of the Year in 2004. 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, or visit

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.

Revolution's most recent original release, Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon received the high accolade of 3 BAFTA award nominations and was game of the year in the Independent. For more information on Revolution Software, visit their website at

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