Quantcast
How to enable 'retro' visuals in Broken Age - Destructoid




Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android


Broken Age  



How to enable 'retro' visuals in Broken Age


9:00 PM on 01.16.2014



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 shows how to access this mode, which is accomplished by reducing the resolution to 640x480 and then entering the "Key Remapping" menu to assign a key to a new option labeled only by the lead characters' faces. Once back in the game, you can press the newly assigned key to activate the effect.

It's ugly and I'd likely never volunteer to play through the whole game looking like this, but how it actually looks is not why I appreciate it. Double Fine said they wanted to make an adventure game in the style of the games I grew up with and this mode is a sure-fire way to assess how successful they've been. If it's still completely playable, regardless of its visual fidelity, that's a major victory.








Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.





timeline following:
Broken Age



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



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



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

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, Ja...more




Adventure Games

2:00 AM on 01.29.2015
Speedrunner hilariously breaks Psychonauts as its developers watch in horror

More fun times from Double Fine's Devs Play series. This episode, if you've seen the exceptional Lion King and Doom videos already, is centered on the studio's own baby, Psychonauts. Double Fine founder Tim Schafer and co. f...more



9:30 PM on 01.28.2015
Silence is coming to PS4...an adventure game, not the lack of sound

Adventure game developer Daedalic's latest effort is getting all gussied up and 3D looking. Silence: The Whispered World 2, sequel to 2010's The Whispered World is coming to PC, Mac, and Linux early 2015 and was re...more



8:30 PM on 01.28.2015
Give me Shelter (and all its cute animals, too)

Shelter 2 is putting you higher up on its gorgeous food chain. The first game had you playing as a badger and it seems like no one wants to be a badger. So for the sequel you are a lynx, just trying to raise your family--something we can all relate to.  Oh, and it's out in February. Hooray. more



View all Adventure Games






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more