Revolution Software has unveiled the first details of the latest game in Broken Sword series and announced that its development will be paid for by the support of fans via the Kickstarter crowd-funding site.

Broken Sword: The Serpent’s Curse will be the fifth title in the much-loved adventure series, reuniting series stalwarts George Stobbart and Nico Collard as they inevitable unveil yet another intricate tale of conspiracy and intruige.

The game will be available on PC, Mac, iOS and Android in early 2013 – but fans can begin their adventure now by making a pledge on Kickstarter. For $15, a digital copy of the game will be made available on release, along with a host of bonus material. Additional rewards are available at higher tiers with the opportunity to own original Broken Sword artwork, signed game design documents, personalised drawings from the art team, personalised messages from the game’s actors, a mention in the game, a fine array of merchandise clothing and even an invitation to the project wrap party in one of the game’s exotic locations.

‘The process of game development has previously been remote from our fans,’ says Charles Cecil, managing director, Revolution Software. ‘By self-publishing, we now have a direct relationship with our audience – a position that we value enormously.’

‘We’re delighted that the latest Broken Sword title is to be the first of our adventures that we can take with our fans. By pledging support now, we’ll be going on a journey which will end when the opening credits roll – it’s going to be excellent.’

‘Crucially, Kickstarter support will enable us to create – for the very first time – an adventure game with total creative freedom.’

For a look at some of the other titles currently being crowd-funded via Kickstarter be sure to check out our look at ten of the best games funded via the crowd-funding website.