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Charles Cecil’s handheld Revolution

By on July 30, 2009

Revolution, the developer of classic adventure gaming franchise Broken Sword, has launched a new handheld division.

Revolution Pocket will focus on “iPhone, iPod touch, Android, PSP Go, DSi Shop and others”.

I’m a strong believer that “casual” games can be narrative-led, with strong plots and engaging characters, and that’s exactly what Revolution has delivered in the past with the Broken Sword series and Beneath A Steel Sky.

And, excitingly, Beneath A Steel Sky will be the first title remastered for the iPhone and iPod Touch later this year, with artwork from Watchmen co-creator Dave Gibbons.

I very much hope that this will mark a maturing of the games medium, away from simple puzzle-based casual games and towards a new narrative- and character-led art form.

About Nicholas Lovell

Nicholas is the founder of Gamesbrief, a blog dedicated to the business of games. It aims to be informative, authoritative and above all helpful to developers grappling with business strategy. He is the author of a growing list of books about making money in the games industry and other digital media, including How to Publish a Game and Design Rules for Free-to-Play Games, and Penguin-published title The Curve: