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Broken Age

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Adventure
Developer: Double Fine
Release Date: Jan. 28, 2014

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'Broken Age' Episode 2 Gets Fully Funded

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2014 @ 5:06 p.m. PST

Broken Age is a point-and-click adventure telling the stories of a young boy and girl leading parallel lives.

Broken Age tells the story of Vella Tartine and Shay Volta, two teenagers in strangely similar situations but radically different worlds. The player can freely switch between their stories, helping them take control of their own lives and dealing with the unexpected adventures that follow.

The girl has been chosen by her village to be sacrificed to a terrible monster--but she decides to fight back. Meanwhile, a boy on a spaceship is living a solitary life under the care of a motherly computer, but he wants to break free to lead adventures and do good in the world. Adventures ensue.

The development of Broken Age began began two years ago in a historic, record-breaking Kickstarter campaign—and Act 1 of the game is nearly here, in all its beautiful, 2D, hand-painted glory, with an original orchestral soundtrack and an all-star vocal cast starring Elijah Wood, Jack Black, Wil Wheaton, Jennifer Hale, Pendleton Ward, Masasa Moyo, and many more.

The development of Broken Age began began two years ago in a historic, record-breaking Kickstarter campaign, but the scope of the game became so large that the intial $3,336,371 funding was not enough to cover the entire game. As such Double Fine decided to release the game in two parts, hoping the revenue from Ep.1 would be enough to cover the development cost of the second, and final, part.

Double Fine founder Tim Schafer is happy to announce they have achieved their goal and Ep. 2 will be released later this year.

"We've made enough that we can make the second half of the game for sure," Schafer said. "And we're not done making it to all the platforms because we haven't released it on iPad yet. I feel that's going to be a really interesting platform for adventure games. It's such a fun place to play point-and-click graphic adventures, and so many people have them. That's exciting to me."

The Act 2 conclusion of Broken Age will be available as a free update for all owners of the game.


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