Broken Age is Double Fine's crowdfunded adventure game
by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Mar 25, 2013 6:45AM PDT
Double Fine Productions kicked off the video game crowdfunding goldrush in March 2012 when it raised $3,335,371 in one month to make a new adventure game. Though part of the drive was to fund a documentary recording its progress, it has been a little secretive, but at least we now know the most basic detail: it's called Broken Age.
Double Fine made the revelation during a panel at PAX East over the weekend. It also launched the official website, which has some pretty art and explains Broken Age's premise thusly:
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 still pre-order Broken Age from the official site. $15 will get you a copy of the finished game for PC, Mac and Linux, as well as access to a beta build when it's ready. For $30, you also get to watch the documentary series made by 2 Player Productions too, and chat in super special elite cool kid backer-only forums.