Revolution Software is making great progress on the crowd-funded adventure game.
Revolution Software has announced that the next game in the Broken Sword series, namely The Serpent’s Curse which was funded through a Kickstarter campaign is “approaching alpha” and will be releasing for PC by the end of 2013.
The developer has noted that list for tasks for the alpha test on its official blog, along with noting the current status. Each scene on the critical path has been implemented, with fully accessible game areas and all key artwork has been implemented. There is limited facial and speech animation, with placeholder art on the menus, titles and options screens though.
However, the game is relatively free from bugs that would halt player progress, and menu screens, hints and the save system are all working. All that’s left is some polish, polish and more polish after implementing the final art for some screens. We’ll get to know whether it’s all worth it when Broken Sword: The Serpent’s Curse releases by year end.