Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars is a 1996 point-and-click
adventure game developed by Revolution Software. The player assumes the
role of George Stobbart, an American tourist in Paris, as he unravels a
conspiracy. The game takes place in both real and fictional locations in
Europe and the Middle East. Charles Cecil (pictured), writer and
director of the game, began researching the Knights Templar for the game
in 1992. It was built with Revolution's Virtual Theatre engine, which
was also used for the company's previous two games. The game is serious
in tone, but also features humor and graphics in the style of classic
animated films. The million-selling title was critically acclaimed and
won various awards. It is regarded as one of the best examples of
adventure gaming and many developers have cited it as an influence.
After its initial release on Windows, Mac OS, and PlayStation, it was
ported to the Game Boy Advance, Palm OS, and Windows Mobile. The game
spawned a number of sequels collectively known as the Broken Sword
series. From 2009 to 2012, a director's cut version was available for
various operating systems.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broken_Sword:_The_Shadow_of_the_Templars>
Today's selected anniversaries:
Agents of King Philip IV of France launched a dawn raid,
simultaneously arresting many members of the Knights Templar (seal
pictured), and subsequently torturing them into "admitting" heresy.
B'nai B'rith, the oldest continually operating Jewish service
organization in the world, was founded in New York City.
The Georgia Institute of Technology was established in Atlanta
as part of Reconstruction plans to build an industrial economy in the
post-Civil War Southern United States.
The Soviet republics of Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and
Georgia signed the Treaty of Kars with the Grand National Assembly of
Turkey to establish the contemporary borders between Turkey and the
South Caucasus states.
World War II: With a new government led by General Pietro
Badoglio, parts of Italy switched sides to the Allies and declared war
on the Axis Powers.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
Extravagant or flowery writing, especially in a literary work.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
When you're weary Feeling small When tears are in your eyes I
will dry them all I'm on your side When times get rough And friends just
can't be found Like a bridge over troubled water I will lay me down.
Show replies by date