Swords & Sandals 5: Grail of Antares


Oliver Joyce is the creator and author of the Swords and Sandals series. His fascination with computer games and in particular, adventure games, began as a child with an old Commodore 64 and a book on “Programming Adventure Games”. Raised on a diet of Ray Harryhausen movies, Tolkien books and Ultima games, he has been designing and coding indie games for some twenty years both as a hobby and a career. Although he has over a hundred games under his belt, 2005’s Swords & Sandals was his first breakthrough hit and has gone on to become somewhat of a cult hit, spawning multiple sequels and an iPhone game. Follow Oliver on Twitter.


Jarrod Blandthorn, Illustrator for Swords and Sandals V began as a traditional artist then made the switch to the digital paint brush. He has created artwork and animation for many games, cartoons and various digital media projects. As a huge fan of the fantasy genre he jumped at the opportunity to help bring the latest version of Swords and Sandals to life. "It's pretty much my favorite genre to do artwork for, creating fantasy creatures and worlds doesn't get old".

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