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Broken Age Act 1 Released to Backers on Jan 14

/ Jan 12th, 2014 No Comments

Broken Age Act 1 Released to Backers on Jan 14

Tim Schafer, founder of Double Fine, announced via twitter that Broken Age, Act 1 will be released to backers on January 14. The game will be made available via a download through Steam on PC. Gamers might remember that Broken Age made headlines in the industry back in 2012 when it raised a whopping $3.3 million on the crowdfunding website, Kickstarter. The original goal to get Broken Age into production was only $400,000 but with over 87,000 backers, Double Fine found all the funding they needed.

Back in July 2013, the development company released a statement saying the game would be released in two acts, using the revenue made from the first part of the game to fund the development of the second act. Backers of the project will be receiving both halves of the game at no additional cost. Currently, the game is unlisted in the Steam Store for those that did not get in the Kickstarter campaign, which is now closed.

One of the game’s central playable characters, Shay, was voiced by iconic Lord of the Rings actor Elijah Wood. Other notable cast members include Nick Jameson, Richard Horvitz and Jennifer Hale. Hollywood star Jack Black, who previously worked on the video game Brutal Legend has also joined the cast.

Tim Schafer is famous for his work on popular games such as Full Throttle, Grim Fandango, Brutal Legends and The Secret of Monkey Island. He founded Double Fine Productions back in July, 2000.

Our Take

Broken Age certainly has some star power next to it and looks more like a summer Hollywood animated blockbuster, which has gamers plenty excited. For old school gamers, the rise of point-and-click adventures continues with Broken Age potentially being the next great title in the genre. The story arc centers around a girl that has been forsaken by her village to appease a terrible monster, while a lonely boy on a spaceship wants to break free and live an adventurous life. Given Shaefer’s ability to tell compelling stories, Broken Age should be a huge hit in 2014.

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Sean Gibson

Sean Gibson

Executive Editor at Gaming Illustrated
Sean Gibson has been the owner and Executive Editor of Gaming Illustrated for over eleven years. His roles include acting as CEO and President of Gaming Illustrated, LLC and also includes being a reviewer, previewer and interviewer.
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