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Gaming Revolution (Charles Cecil)


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Rebuilding a direct relationship with audiences

Rebuilding a direct relationship with audiences

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  • 1. Gaming Revolution: rebuilding a direct relationship with audiences TEDx Leeds: Sept 2009
  • 2. Entertainment Value at Retail (UK) - 2008 Source: ELSPA / MCV March09 Figures in £Millions
  • 3. Early ‘80s
  • 4. Early ‘80s
  • 5. Late ‘80s
  • 6. Late ‘80s
  • 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. ’ 90s
  • 9. ‘ 00s ’
  • 10. ‘ 00s ’
  • 11. ‘ 00s ’
  • 12. Community
  • 13. Beneath a Steel Sky Atari ST / Amiga / PC (1994)
    • The game went straight to number one in the GALLUP charts in April 1994.
    • Reviews included:
      • 95% from CU Amiga (UK) with the summary “One of the greatest adventures ever.”
      • 94% from Amiga Format with “Utterly Brilliant!”
    • In May 1995 the game received the prestigious Golden Joystick award for the ‘Best Adventure’.
  • 14. Beneath a Steel Sky iPhone (October 2009)
  • 15. Broken Sword – Shadow of the Templars: The Director’s Cut - Wii / DS (Mar 09) + iPhone (TBD)
    • Published by Ubisoft worldwide
  • 16.
  • 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. 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. Community
  • 20. Thank you
    • Charles Cecil
    • Revolution Software
    • [email_address]
  • 21. Thank you
  • 22. Emerging Opportunities
    • Disintermediation
    • New Revenue Models