In a blatant case of one of the best things ever, Revolution Software have said that they will be making a sequel to Beneath A Steel Sky despite the fact that the company was over $200,000 short of the Kickstarter funding target that they originally needed.
Read more after the break.
A sequel to the cult 1994 sci-fi point and clicker was only going to be a reality if the company was to hit a cool $1 million with their Broken Sword 5 Kickstarter which was started last month.
Despite Broken Sword: The Serpent’s Curse (Broken Sword 5) being green-lit having nearly doubled their original funding goal of $400,000, there appeared to be no hope for a sequel to Beneath A Steel Sky until today when Revolution Software co-founder Tony Warriner said that the team was so inspired by the success of the Broken Sword 5 Kickstarter, that they decided to develop a sequel to the game anyway.
What a cool bunch of dudes eh?
Speaking on the announcement of work on the sequel, Mr. Warriner said: “We’re delighted by the recent level of interest in a sequel to Beneath a Steel Sky and are currently discussing design ideas for this project which we plan to go into development following the release of Broken Sword – The Serpent’s Curse. We’re deeply touched that our Steel Sky fans are as enthusiastic today as they were when the original game released in 1994.”
Details about the game are reliably scarce, but has been confirmed that Beneath a Steel Sky 2 will arrive on iOS, Android, PC, Linux and OSX platforms, with possible ‘console’ versions in the offing at a later date.
In terms of release dates, nothing is known at this stage, but given the fact that work on Broken Sword: The Serpent’s Curse is only now hitting full-swing, I wouldn’t expect the sci-fi sequel until mid-2014 at the earliest.