Broken Age, Act 1 available to Kickstarter backers on Jan. 14

Backers will be able to download Double Fine's crowd-funded adventure game from Steam.

Double Fine founder Tim Schafer announced on twitter that Broken Age, Act 1 will be made available on Jan. 14 to those who backed the game on Kickstarter. Backers will be able to download the game from Steam.

Broken Age made a lot of headlines in 2012 with its extremely successful Kickstarter campaign, surpassing its initial goal of $400,000 with a total of $3.3 million from 87,142 backers.

In July last year, Double Fine announced that it would be splitting the game into two halves, and using revenue made from the first part to fund development of the second. Backers of the project will receive both episodes at no additional cost.

We recently learned that Lord of The Rings actor Elijah Wood will join the cast of Broken Age as the voice of Shay, one of the game's main playable characters. He joins an already notable cast including Jack Black (Brutal Legend), Jennifer Hale (Mass Effect 3, BioShock Infinite), Richard Horvitz (Psychonauts), and Nick Jameson (Maniac Mansion: Day of the Tentacle), as well as others from previous Double Fine games.

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17 comments
Hurvl
Hurvl

From the Kickstarter page it says: "In addition to Steam codes, we will also be offering DRM free versions". I hope they go through with giving people DRM-free versions, because not everyone loves Steam. In fact, a significant amount of backers chooses to pledge money on projects if they can get a DRM free version. That's a rather large reason why they pledge in the first place.

GregoryBastards
GregoryBastards

Hmmm....im gonna start a kickstarter about a loot based , dmc style action rpg with co op!!!...think people are gonna fund it...????

ghost59
ghost59

cant wait to use that sweat  steam controller 

Ladiesman17
Ladiesman17

Can't wait to play point & click adventure with Steam Controller..

psuedospike
psuedospike

YAY!  Proud backer here, can't wait to pray game!!

June-GS
June-GS

"...In July this year..." -- You mean last year. But yeah, point taken. And good to hear it too.

nl_skipper
nl_skipper

I'm interested to see how people find this before I make a decision, a lot of people seem really stoked for it!  Here's hoping it's as good as people expect, and that the gameplay can match the awesome artistic direction.

snugglebear
snugglebear

The modern era, when even those who give money away are encouraged to feel they're not doing it well enough. Hail Kickstarter. 

ACMC85
ACMC85

@nl_skipperDouble Fine is amazing, but blew the budget. But, they are hit or miss for me,

Stiler
Stiler

@snugglebear Give money away, I don't know about you but when I pledge on kickstarter I'm not "giving" away money for nothing. 

You get something in return , the game, other goodies and physical rewards if you wish. 

Never put money on something shady but on things you are interested in. So far for me it's paid off, Wasteland 2, Shadowrun Returns, and now this which looks to be shaping up very well. 

There's always a risk though, I had one kickstarter I pledged to get cancelled after a while (the guy couldn't finish it) but he was legit about it and refunded people.

ban_fur
ban_fur

@Ladiesman17@normanislostMy PC is also connected to a TV and I use a mouse and keyboard or a xbox 360 controller.  But maybe you are being sarcastic?