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National Science and Media Museum

Charles Cecil: Reinventing the adventure

Charles Cecil, founder of Yorkshire-based Revolution Software, will discuss his incredible career and talk about creating groundbreaking adventure games.

Welcome back Charles Cecil MBE, our national videogame treasure!

Having started his career in 1981 writing adventure games for the Sinclair ZX81, Charles set up Revolution Software in York in 1990. The company is known for its innovative story-driven adventures, including Beneath a Steel Sky and the world-conquering Broken Sword series.

Charles will talk about his career and the next phase in Revolution’s quest to make groundbreaking adventure games.