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6:00 PM on 02.18.2014

These are the four winning games of Amnesia Fortnight

Before Double Fine's Amnesia Fortnight, "The only way [other people] would become project lead was if I died, and I didn't want to die. Or be killed," said CEO Tim Schafer. The game jam is back this year and as voted by peop...

Jordan Devore





4:30 PM on 02.06.2014

Vote on potential Double Fine games in Amnesia Fortnight

Double Fine is hosting another Amnesia Fortnight game jam over the next two weeks, giving fans a chance to support the company financially and voice their opinion about which prototypes should move forward into full producti...

Jordan Devore



Very Quick Tips: Broken Age Episode One photo
Very Quick Tips: Broken Age Episode One
by Chris Carter

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 controversy, mostly for splitting the game into two acts.

Our own Caitlin Cooke is plugging away for a review [which has since gone live], but in the meantime, here are some tips I've collected throughout my journeys in the world of Broken Age. Most of these are at the request of readers who got "stuck" in an area or two, but like all adventure games, I urge you to try and beat it by yourself, and only consult these tips if you really can't progress any further.

Also, there are light spoilers abound, so if you're not a backer and aren't playing, come back after January 28 when the game is released to the public!

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2:15 PM on 01.28.2014

Double Fine's Broken Age Act 1 now playable by all

Well, this is it. After a short period during which only the backers of the Double Fine Adventure Kickstarter project had access, Broken Age Act I has now been released on Steam for all to buy and play. As successful as...

Conrad Zimmerman



Video: We played Broken Age with Tim Schafer photo
Video: We played Broken Age with Tim Schafer
by Bill Zoeker

This past Wednesday, Tim Schafer and Greg Rice of Double Fine Productions brightened our doorstep and hung out in the Dtoid HQ studio. Tim was like a magical woodland creature, exploring the nooks of our office, and majestically sipping Perrier. Passages from my fan-fiction aside, Tim sat down with the man with that hair, Max Scoville, and talked us through Broken Age live on Dtoid.TV. For those of you who aren't aware, Broken Age, formally known by the working title Double Fine Adventure, is the game that Double Fine Kickstarted after getting fed up with The Man and his pushy big-money publishing practices. At least, that's how I interpreted it.

At the top is the first part of our adventure, with all the sneak-peek gameplay of Broken Age you'll need to whet your appetite for the game. Between that, and our own glowing review of the game, you might just want to jump on Steam and pre-order Broken Age for that slightly reduced price before it unlocks tonight.

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Review: Broken Age: Act 1 photo
Review: Broken Age: Act 1
by Caitlin Cooke

The game formerly known as "Double Fine Adventure" has finally made its debut -- or should I say, half-debut. Broken Age: Act 1 is the culmination of almost 100,000 backers, over 3.5 million dollars, and nearly two years of waiting. The project, once asking for a mere $400,000, broke Kickstarter history and subsequently forged high expectations for Tim Schafer and his team.

Broken Age follows the lives of Shay and Vella, two young teenagers yearning to escape from their predestined paths. Although the description sounds coming-of-age generic, the stories and puzzles are anything but. Broken Age follows its point-and-click adventure predecessors while forging its own path -- and what a compelling path it is.

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9:00 AM on 01.22.2014

Tim Schafer muses on return to the world of Brutal Legend

Brutal Legend's development was marred by a series of unfortunate incidents involving IP rights, but eventually, it hit the market. Sadly, we haven't seen anything indicating that we'd ever get to return to the world, outside...

Chris Carter

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...

Steven Hansen

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...

Conrad Zimmerman

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...

Jordan Devore

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...

Conrad Zimmerman

10:00 AM on 12.30.2013

The Cave is free on Android right now

[Update: the deal/mistake is over -- the price has reverted back to $4.99] If you're an Android owner, stop what you're doing, follow this link, and grab The Cave. It isn't a game changer in the puzzle or adventure arena in t...

Chris Carter





3:15 PM on 12.10.2013

Double Fine announces Hack n Slash

Double Fine Productions has announced yet another new game today, Hack n Slash, revealed with a new website showing a singular image (seen above). If you want to know a little more, you're going to have to work for it.  ...

Conrad Zimmerman

6:30 PM on 12.07.2013

Elijah Wood joins the Broken Age voice cast

We're strapped in for this whole VGX thing and oddly enough, one of the better parts has been an extended look at Broken Age, Double Fine's Kickstarter-funded adventure game. CEO Tim Schafer stopped by to reveal another voice...

Jordan Devore

9:00 AM on 12.07.2013

Wil Wheaton joins the cast of Double Fine's Broken Age

The man who has forever cast a dark stigma on my name, Wil Wheaton, has joined the cast of Double Fine's upcoming point-and-click adventure game Broken Age. Picking up the axe as Cutis the Lumberjack, a character brought bac...

Wesley Ruscher

12:30 PM on 11.26.2013

Double Fine regains rights to Costume Quest and Stacking

In a recent press release from the San Francisco developer Double Fine, we have learned that the recent owners of the titles Costume Quest and Stacking, Nordic Games, have handed the rights back to the creators. Previously ow...

Alessandro Fillari