The first half of Broken Age has been released; read our Broken Age Act 1 review.
Double Fine’s Kickstarter funded adventure game has been pootling along since February last year, well now it finally has a name. A name and a website: Broken Age sees you play as two characters split across the universe, one is a girl selected for sacrifice by her village and, the other, a boy left alone on a space station that cares for his every need.
The site went up this weekend during PAX East and features only a short blurb about the game, a pretty gorgeous piece of artwork, and a preorder page for those wanting to get early access to the game for $15 or access to the backer content and 2 Player Productions documentary for $30.
Here be that blurb what they wrote good:
“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.
“Broken Age development began when we asked our community if they would help us create a classic-style adventure game without needing to rely on traditional publishers. It turns out they did.
“And ever since day one, 2 Player Productions has been recording the whole process in an ongoing series of in-depth episodes documenting the creation of a game. By becoming a backer, you can follow the game’s development as it progresses!“
I’m a little biased towards Broken Age, I’ve got to admit. Since backing the Kickstarter last year I’ve been completely roped in by the monthly documentaries and regular interview pieces. If you’re interested in the process of game design I’d highly recommend going for that $30 backer option, the series gives a great overview of the development of a single title, plus how to do a good bar crawl.