There's a mystery afoot and only your most skillful tapping and dragging can solve it in Broken Sword: Serpent's Curse. This is the fifth title in the Broken Sword franchise, and it returns to the series' 2D roots with clean pre-rendered graphics. This game tore it up on Kickstarter back in 2012, eventually raising $771,000. If you didn't back the project, you can now get your hands on the Android version for $6.99.

Broken Sword: Serpent's Curse fits squarely in the point-and-click genre of adventure games. It's not for everyone, but this particular franchise has a serious cult following thanks to its engaging storylines (this time it's based around the Gnostic Gospels) and clever puzzles. The very pretty graphics in this new game probably won't hurt either.

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The game currently includes chapter one of the story, with the second expected to be added sometime in the first quarter of this year. However, the Android release was a little delayed, so the second chapter might be as well.

Ryan Whitwam
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  • Danny365

    It's too short (even if it's just the first half of the have) and way too simple, there's like zero challenge . Kind of disappointing to be honest.
    Still going to buy it anyway.

    • Chris

      Seriously? You say it's too short, too easy, and disappointing, but you're going to buy it? Yeah that'll really force developers to make quality games...

      • blackk

        How else is he going to give it a single star and comment "y u no make game more challenging?" on Google Play?

  • primalxconvoy

    I hope this is ouya compatible. With a mouse it would be great.

  • Matthew Fry

    Based on this price, I'm guessing this doesn't automatically include the second half like the Steam version does. It'll end up being about same price in the end which, considering it is the exact same visuals with touches instead of mouse, I'm totally fine with.

  • https://plus.google.com/108596272537415356460/posts Jason Farrell

    Crouching Sword: Hidden Serpent

    (sorry - 1st thing that popped into my head :))