Astraware Teams with Revolution

After yesterday’s depressing news for the Palm world, the Zodiac’s official death, today brought some bright news to Palm gamers all over the globe. Astraware, a leading publisher of Palm software, has partnered with Revolution Software to bring classic games to the handheld platform.

Astraware and Revolution Software are excited to announce a new partnership which will see Revolution’s classic games brought to PDAs. Both Revolution and Astraware are active members of Game Republic, an alliance formed to bring together companies within the games industry, so when Revolution first began development for the PDA games market, they sought the expertise of Astraware, the leader in this field.

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The first title being developed for handhelds is Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars; the first in the worldwide multi-million selling adventure game series originally released for PC and PlayStation in 1996. The story opens in Paris with an explosion in a cafe, and unfolds as American tourist George Stobbart and photo-journalist Nico Collard set about investigating the explosion and are drawn into a globe-trotting adventure involving conspiracies, cults and murder, all revolving around the Knights Templar. The handheld version is due out in the coming months.

“Broken Sword is ideal for the PDA,” commented Charles Cecil, managing director, Revolution Software. “The game retains its unique ability to captivate and enthrall and its loyal fan base still active today is a testament to its enduring power. Our agreement with Astraware will allow the game to reach an even broader audience. With their skills in handheld development, they are a perfect partner for this product.”

“We are excited and proud to be working with Revolution Software to publish their highly-acclaimed titles to handheld devices,” said Howard Tomlinson, CEO of Astraware. “Their Broken Sword games fill a gap which has long been open – for titles with great stories and fantastic presentation. We believe that Revolution’s games will appeal to handheld users around the world, just as their PC games have done.” More details regarding the handheld version of Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars will be revealed soon.

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