and author Darren Reid have announced that they are bringing an all new point and click fantasy adventure to Windows PCs, Macs, and consoles. Darren Reidís The Half Broken Crown: The Broken Kingdoms
is an all new game based upon the best selling authorís upcoming novel The Half Broken Crown
. The game is a point and click style adventure which incorporates MMO elements, allowing all online players to communicate and solve puzzles through collaboration and cooperation.
The main game, being co-developed by James OíHara, will feature over 100 unique screens and be a complete, self contained experience. Additional in-game purchases will open up episodic content that will increase the size of the game over the course of 2007.
The Broken Kingdom sees players working in the same world as Reidís upcoming novel The Half Broken Crown, decades after the events in the book. The game is presented from a first person perspective and is heavily reliant upon puzzle solving rather than combat requiring players to work together in order to solve a series of scenes and puzzles.
ďOf all my upcoming projects this is perhaps the one I am most excited about,Ē admitted Reid, ďIt is a unique opportunity for me to expand upon the [upcoming] book and to tell new stories.Ē
The game will be launched exclusively on NextGenBooks and be playable through internet web browsers with specific and individual versions designed for Wii, DS, PS3, PSP, PC and Mac. All console and computer versions of the game will be fully featured, however, the DS and PSP editions will not immediately support the multiplayer components of the game.
The game is due to launch in June 2007 with the the main game being free to play and additional episodes available for a small fee. Depending upon the level of content the episodes will range in price from $2.50 to $5.00.
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