Gaming Revolution (Charles Cecil)

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Gaming Revolution (Charles Cecil)

  1. 1. Gaming Revolution: rebuilding a direct relationship with audiences TEDx Leeds: Sept 2009
  2. 2. Entertainment Value at Retail (UK) - 2008 Source: ELSPA / MCV March09 Figures in £Millions
  3. 3. Early ‘80s
  4. 4. Early ‘80s
  5. 5. Late ‘80s
  6. 6. Late ‘80s
  7. 7. Rocketing Production Values, Escalating Costs Artic Soccer – Spectrum (1983) Lure of the Temptress – Atari ST (1993) Broken Sword 1 - PC (1996) Broken Sword 3 – PC (2003)
  8. 8. ’ 90s
  9. 9. ‘ 00s ’
  10. 10. ‘ 00s ’
  11. 11. ‘ 00s ’
  12. 12. Community
  13. 13. Beneath a Steel Sky Atari ST / Amiga / PC (1994) <ul><li>The game went straight to number one in the GALLUP charts in April 1994. </li></ul><ul><li>Reviews included: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>95% from CU Amiga (UK) with the summary “One of the greatest adventures ever.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>94% from Amiga Format with “Utterly Brilliant!” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>In May 1995 the game received the prestigious Golden Joystick award for the ‘Best Adventure’. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Beneath a Steel Sky iPhone (October 2009)
  15. 15. Broken Sword – Shadow of the Templars: The Director’s Cut - Wii / DS (Mar 09) + iPhone (TBD) <ul><li>Published by Ubisoft worldwide </li></ul>
  16. 16. www.revfans.com
  17. 17. I was wondering if people that have played Broken Sword 4, and wanted the game to be in 2D, still wants the series in 2D. So if there would be a Broken Sword 5, would you want it to return to 2D? I say no, because, I thought that Broken Sword 3 had nice, but a little too edgy graphics, but the graphics in the fourth has been much more polished and it has evolved. So if there would be a 5th I would like to see it in 3D. 2D all the way ! Which unfortunately isn't going to happen I think it could happen. The handheld market, particularly the Nintendo DS, is really open to 2D point-and-click games. There have been four popular 2D point-and-click adventure games on the Nintendo DS that I can name, and maybe a few others as well.
  18. 18. They should return to the bright colors and cartoonish look of Broken Sword 3. Broken sword 3 Should be erased from all our memories … Well, that’s your opinion. Many people liked BS3 and one of them is me. Yeah man, Broken Sword 3 is an absolutely brilliant game and should not be forgotten. I have to say that I liked both games, can't say which one I liked most though, and I still haven't finished BS4...
  19. 19. Community
  20. 20. Thank you <ul><li>Charles Cecil </li></ul><ul><li>Revolution Software </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
  21. 21. Thank you
  22. 22. Emerging Opportunities <ul><li>Disintermediation </li></ul><ul><li>New Revenue Models </li></ul>

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