Story of Revolution Software Written by Co-Founder – Book Launches on Kickstarter

Revolution Software are well-known for their legendary point and click adventure games including Beneath A Steel Sky, Lure of the Temptress and of course the Broken Sword series. Tony Warriner who is one of the co-founders of Revolution Software, who has also co-hosted on our very own Game & Gadget Podcast, has been typing away in the background writing a brand new book covering the history of the software company.

Covering Tony’s early days in the games industry and the founding of Revolution Software, throughout its surprisingly so close to oblivion history, where as Tony describes it “external forces acting on the company threatened to destroy it at every step along the way” – it’s quite the read. With 400 photos and (I mean this in the nicest way possible) a slab sized book you could own – there is plenty of detail here to digest for the inside story regarding this much loved games development company.

Written by Tony Warriner, employee number one and co-founder of Revolution Software, with a foreword by Charles Cecil, this epic book tells the untold behind-the-scenes story of this much-loved game developer.

Revolution: The Quest for Game Development Greatness Kickstarter

Tony has launched a Kickstarter, where you can pledge to receive your own physical hardback book or a digital PDF edition. So what are you waiting for? Point and click your way over to the Kickstarter campaign and get your physical or digital copy reserved.

The book features:

  • 400+ photos spanning from the mid-1980s to the present day, including studio photos, original line drawings, box art and magazine advertisements
  • Learn about the contracts from hell and the underhand tricks of the corporate game industry
  • Read the original Beneath a Steel Sky design document in all its handwritten glory
  • Uncover the origins of Revolution Software in deepest, darkest North Wales
  • Gain invaluable insight into Tony’s ‘Script’ system, which underpinned all of Revolution’s games
  • Get the full backstory on a wealth of adventure classics including Lure of the Temptress, Beneath a Steel Sky, Broken Sword and In Cold Blood
  • Follow the highs and lows as the team repeatedly lurched from crisis to euphoria
  • Get the lowdown on collaborations with incredible talents such as Eoghan Cahill, Dave Gibbons, Barrington Pheloung and Rolf Saxon
  • Discover how two CDs’ worth of data was shrunk down to fit on an 8 MB cartridge for the Game Boy Advance version of Broken Sword 1 (it was a miracle)
  • Learn about the projects that never were, including Good Cop Bad Cop and Blood Harvest

James Woodcock

James is a Freelance Journalist, Copywriter, Author, Blogger & Podcaster specialising in gaming, gadgets and technology both retro and modern. Ever since he experienced the first controllable pixel movement on the television screen, he has been entranced by the possibilities and rewarding entertainment value generated from these metal and plastic boxes of delight. Writing hundreds of articles including commentary and reviews on various gaming platforms, while also interviewing well known industry figures for popular online publications. Available for hire, view my portfolio for more information.

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