Broken Sword 1

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Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars
First release 1996
Also known as Broken Sword, BS1, Sword 1,
Circle of Blood, Baphomet's
Curse, Knights of Baphomet,
Legend of the Templars
Developed by Revolution Software
Published by Astraware, Bam!, red fly,
Sold Out, Sony, Virgin, THQ
Distributed by Sony
Platforms DOS, GameBoy Advance,
Macintosh, PlayStation, Windows
Resolution 640x480, 256 colors
Engine Virtual Theatre
Support Since ScummVM 0.6.0
Available for

The first installment in the Broken Sword series, Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars, also known as Circle of Blood in the United States, used a variant of Revolution's Virtual Theatre engine. The game follows an American tourist named George Stobbard and a French photographer named Nicole Collard, as they investigate a murder in which George is a suspect, and discover a conspiracy involving the ancient order of the Knights Templar, the group of men selected by the Papacy to fight in the Crusades.


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