“Dave Gibbons,” you might be asking yourself, “Where have I heard the name Dave Gibbons before?” Well, without getting all you-must-be-this-tall-to-be-a-nerd on you, the name might have jumped out at you from the front of one or two graphic novels, like one called The Watchmen? Well, in your daily dose of “I don’t really care, Johnny,” news, he’s coming back to video games reports Eurogamer.
I say coming back because Gibbons was a collaborator on Revolution Software’s 1994 dystopian adventure game, Beneath a Steel Sky. In addition to having perhaps the best name for a game ever, Beneath a Steel Sky was a pretty unique point and click adventure game for its time, avoiding Sierra Online’s moralistic straightforwardness for a darker, more complicated tone, as well as choosing a more dry sense of humor instead of Lucasarts’ token wackiness. Revolution Software is of course particularly known for the Broken Sword series of adventure games as well.
The project hasn’t started yet, as Gibbons is currently working on a Secret Service graphic novel with Mark Millar, and Revolution Software working on a *coughcough* excuse me, I seem to *coughnot-so-secret-Broken-Sword-gamecough* have something in my throat. But it’s promised to be an all new, original adventure with Gibbons’ signature artwork decorating. He’s very quick to point out (for Broken Sword fans) that it won’t be taking place in France, and there aren’t going to be any catacombs in it. In the meantime, if you haven’t had a chance to play Beneath a Steel Sky, you’re in luck, as it’s a perfect excuse to go over to Good Old Games and sign up for an account, because it’s free there. Go get it, you have my blessing.