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Broken Age  



Broken Age Part One releasing for backers this week


8:00 PM on 01.12.2014
Broken Age Part One releasing for backers this week photo



The most successful videogame Kickstarter in history is about to land in the hands of those who made it happen this coming week. The first part of Double Fine's Broken Age will become available for backers on Tuesday, January 14. Backers received notification of the impending release shortly before Christmas, while the first public acknowledgement of the date came from Tim Schafer via Twitter late last week.

I've long had concerns that the success of the Double Fine Adventure campaign could have serious repercussions for the "Kickstarter Spring" we've been experiencing in independent game development. If the final product fails to measure up to the lofty expectations set by the final funding total, confidence among backers could diminish. I think Double Fine has done a great job of keeping those who contributed financially to the development informed and involved throughout the process up to now, and believe that's going to go a long way toward preventing any sort of backlash, but there's still a chance things could go horribly wrong.

The real proof will be in the pudding. I'm sure we'll be hearing plenty of reaction from those backers this week, and that we can expect an announcement of when the rest of the world will get their chance to play Broken Age soon.








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5:00 PM on 03.03.2015
The wonderful Double Fine Adventure documentary is going free

Folks who helped crowdfund Broken Age have gotten an up-close look at how Double Fine operates thanks to episodic videos chronicling development of the adventure game. With 18 episodes down, 2 Player Productions has produced...more



1:30 PM on 01.07.2015
Broken Age to get retail release in Spring 2015

Today, Double Fine and Nordic Games announced a retail version of Broken Age, the Tim Schafer-led adventure game funded through Kickstarter. The boxed copy will launch alongside Broken Age: Act 2 in Spring 2015 for PC, Mac, a...more



3:30 PM on 12.10.2014
Broken Age coming to PS4, Vita alongside Act 2 PC release

Rounding out the trend of Double Fine games coming to Sony's consoles just short of Massive Chalice, which you should all be playing, is Broken Age. It began as the Double Fine Adventure Kickstarter that exploded, the first ...more



8:00 AM on 12.01.2014
Broken Age Act 2 is coming out in 2015 now

On one hand, I don't think Double Fine really did anything subversive with their Kickstarter for Broken Age. Announced as Double Fine Adventure, the game naturally grew into something more expensive after it blew past it...more



8:00 PM on 06.12.2014
You can play Broken Age now on your iPad

Double Fine's latest adventure game Broken Age has made its way to the iPad, and it's just as gorgeous as a mobile game as it was upon its original release. It's split up into two releases, and right now, you can catch Broke...more



3:00 PM on 02.22.2014
Double Fine has enough funds for Broken Age Act II

I think the question that most people asked themselves when they finished Broken Age Act I was "Okay, so when am I going to get to play Act II?" The more pressing concern was "Will there be an Act II?" but thankfully Double F...more



4:30 PM on 01.28.2014
Very Quick Tips: Broken Age Episode One

Double Fine just released part one of Broken Age to Kickstarter backers this week, and it's a big deal for multiple reasons. Not only is the game highly anticipated, but the Kickstarter itself was full of fanfare and con...more



10:00 PM on 01.17.2014
You can buy Broken Age's soundtrack bundled with the game

Maybe you didn't back Double Fine's famous Broken Age Kickstarter because it had already made more money than you're ever going to make in your life. That's okay. Assuming you still want to play it -- why wouldn't you? -- it...more



9:00 PM on 01.16.2014
How to enable 'retro' visuals in Broken Age

In an homage to the classic adventure games which came before it, Broken Age features a hidden visual mode that gives a sense of what the title might have looked like back in the golden age of the genre. The above video...more



3:15 PM on 01.14.2014
First act of Broken Age hits Steam on January 28

It's been a longer-than-expected wait for Double Fine's Broken Age, but it's nearly ready. Well, part of it. The first act of the Kickstarter-funded adventure title releases on January 28, 2014 for Windows, Mac, and Linux, w...more




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Can 2015 be the year of clay, please?

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