Double Fine Adventure Revealed as Broken Age
Before Kickstarter became the go-to place to get your indie game published, Double Fine took a big chance by asking their fans how much they would pay for an adventure game from Tim Schaefer. Apparently they would pay quite a bit, as they reached their $400,000 goal in eight hours and, after the Kickstarter ran for the full month, they had made over $3 million. Since then the people who couldn’t contribute haven’t heard anything. Until now, that is.
At their panel at PAX East, Double Fine finally revealed what the previously called Double Fine Adventure actually is. The game is called Broken Age, and will focus on two characters who come from very different places with similar circumstances. According to the game’s website…
Broken Age is a point-and-click adventure telling the stories of a young boy and girl leading parallel lives. 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.
You can pre-order the game right now at brokenagegame.com. There are two pre-order options available. The first costs you $15 and gets you the game when it comes out and access to the game’s beta. The second costs you $30 and gives you the game, beta access, and backer access, which includes backer-only forums, every past and future episode of the 2 Player Productions documentary about the game’s development, and dev materials from the folks at Double Fine.
Broken Age will be coming later this year to PC, Mac, and Linux.