Broken Sword Franchise awarded a Guinness World Records
London, 3rd February 2016, Today Revolution Software received confirmation from the Guinness World Records®, the global authority on record breaking, that Broken Sword franchise now holds the Record for the “Longest running graphic adventure protagonist”.
Since starring in 1996 debut Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars, US lawyer cum adventurer George Stobbart and French journalist Nicole "Nico" Collard have appeared in all four sequels of Revolution’s cult point-and-click series. The most recent release was the PS4 and Xbox One versions of Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse in September 2015.
“We are incredibly honoured to receive this award on behalf of George and Nico. They are friends who have grown up with us through thick and thin: they are embedded in the Revolution history. And we are celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Revolution this year and so the award could not be better timed!” said Charles Cecil, Founder & CEO of Revolution
Stephen Daultrey, Editor of the Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition said “Broken Sword is a series that I first played and loved as a kid so the fact that it’s still going strong today is testament to the brilliant storytelling and characters that it’s revered for. It’s a real honour to recognise the games’ iconic leading protagonists with a Guinness World Records title for their enduring popularity and ability to stand the test of time.”
The achievement will also be recognised in the next edition of the Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition 2017.
Revolution has just announced the release of Revolution: the 25 th Anniversary Collection box set on 11th March 2016, exclusively on PC, which will contain all its games, as well as extensive physical and digital collectables.
About Revolution Software
Founded in 1990, Revolution Software is Europe’s longest running and most successful developer of narrative-driven adventure games. Responsible for writing a string of hugely-successful adventures, including the Broken Sword games which have sold over 10 million copies worldwide, the company has also developed games based on major TV and movie franchises for companies such as Disney, DreamWorks and Celador. Their latest game, Broken Sword 5 – the Serpent’s Curse was partially funded through a Kickstarter campaign which raised $850,000 from over 15,000 backers.
About Guinness World Records
GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS (GWR) is the universally recognized global authority on record-breaking achievement. First published in 1955, over 134 million copies – and 3 million e-books - have been sold in 21 languages, in more than 100 countries. Since then, the internationally renowned brand is also available across a number of platforms; The Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition first published in 2007 has sold over 4 million copies, Guinness World Records global television shows are watched by over 750 million viewers annually, 800,000 subscribe to the Guinness World Records YouTube channel which received 300 million + views annually, the global website receives 14 million viewers annually and over 9 million fans on Facebook.
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