Initially promised if Broken Sword Kickstarter hit $1 mil, the developer went ahead with green-lighting the adventure sequel.
Revolution Software had begun a Kickstarter for the next Broken Sword. Initially set for $400K, the Kickstarter went above and beyond this goal, which lead to the UK develoer to promise a sequel to 1994 adventure game Beneath a Steel Sky if it had reached $1 mil.
Despite reaching $800k, Revolution co-founder Tony Warriner decided that the huge success of its Kickstarter has inspired the studio to begin work on Beneath a Steel Sky 2 anyway. Development will start after the release of Broken Sword.
Warriner states, “We’re delighted by the recent level of interest in a sequel to Beneath a Steel Sky and are currently discussing design ideas for this project which we plan to go into development following the release of Broken Sword – The Serpent’s Curse. We’re deeply touched that our Steel Sky fans are as enthusiastic today as they were when the original game released in 1994.”
Beneath a Steel Sky 2 is slated for iOS, Android, PC, Linux and Mac OS X. A console release is being looked into by Revolution.