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Broken Sword 'Influenced The Da Vinci Code' - Charles Cecil

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Broken Sword fans believe Dan Brown's code-breaking series was inspired by Broken Sword, according to Charles Cecil.

Published on Sep 6, 2012

Broken Sword developer, Charles Cecil, says he thinks many fans attribute the rise in the code-breaking, historical mystery genre to the Broken Sword series.

Speaking to NowGamer, Cecil says many of Broken Sword's fans are convinced Dan Brown must have played at least one of the Broken Sword games.

Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code, and its sequel Angels & Demons, cover a lot of similar ground and base themeslves around solving cryptic puzzles with a mild mannered American lead, just like Broken Sword.

"We were largely responsible for bringing the Knights Templar to the public consciousness. Many of our fans are sure that Dan Brown must have played Broken Sword and, in writing The Da Vinci Code, was inspired by the story, the characters and the settings."

Charles Cecil went to explain why the new Broken Sword game, The Serpent's Curse, would do away with the famous Knights Templar and focus on a new threat.

"The problem is we then saw a slew of Knights Templar books and films and so the subject matter, as great as it is, has become clichéd. Our objective is, rather than looking back, to look forward to create the next zeitgeist, and that is what we’re hoping to do here."

Broken Sword: The Serpent's Curse is currently in development using Kickstarter and will be released on PC, MAC, iOS and Andriod.

Read the full interview with Charles Cecil.

 

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