Double Fine Adventure is now called Broken Age

Point-and-click adventure game follows the adventure of a boy and a girl living parallel lives.

Developer Double Fine has announced Broken Age as the title of its Kickstarter success story Double Fine Adventure.

Broken Age is a point-and-click adventure that revolves around the stories of a young boy and girl who lead parallel lives. The boy lives in isolation under the protection of a motherly computer and longs for adventure, whereas the girl has been chosen to be sacrificed to a monster but decides to fight back.

The player will switch between both characters during the course of the game.

Double Fine has also opened preorders for the game on its website, offering a DRM-free version of Broken Age on the PC, Mac, and Linux for $15.

$30 gets players Backer Access, which gives access to exclusive backer-only forums, a digital soundtrack, access to development materials, and all the episodes of 2 Player Productions' documentary series charting the development of the title.

Both the regular and Backer editions provide access to the Broken Age beta, but the site has no mention of a release date.

Broken Age, when it was known as Double Fine Adventure, raised over $3.3 million on crowd-funding site Kickstarter from over 87,000 backers in March last year.

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stev69
stev69

This looks interesting, I had many happy times back in the day playing the lucasarts adventures, Grim fandango being my favourite hint hint.

Leboyo56
Leboyo56

Did anyone else get a slightly epic vibe from the explanation of the story basis? I know it's not a new concept, but the way it was worded makes it sound awesome.

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

Every time I see an article about Double Fine, I keep hoping for a Psychonauts sequel announcement. :(

Ovirew
Ovirew

The artwork and the premise are looking good.  I hope Double Fine delivers yet again.

Tony Fraser
Tony Fraser

Well done Syed, you have officially accomplished nothing.

DarkImpact2021
DarkImpact2021

So PC, Mac, and Linux? No console support? That's surprising and a little disappointing given Schafer's long term support. I loved The Cave, Stacking and all of his other works, so I hope this one comes console side or I'm going to be sad to miss my first Schafer game.

DrKill09
DrKill09

Double Fine are in a broken age.  Thanks for the horribly mediocre Brutal Legend.  Don't forget to add gameplay next time. 

USAPATRIOT21
USAPATRIOT21

This will appeal to both female and males as well as black and white people. Smart move double fine.

Vojtass
Vojtass

I hope this game will be huge success and Tim will think about making next classic adventure.

Pawfalcon
Pawfalcon

Looks good but I hope they still make more commercial games like Psychonauts in the future.

Ford_Cruller
Ford_Cruller

Can't wait for this. The 2 Player Productions docs have been great so far - about 4 and a half hours of quality development footage so far.

Hopefully they release a retail version for non-backers. It gives great insight into the game-making process.

Saketume
Saketume

$15 :o

I'd gladly pay triple that for a boxed version though.

Vandalis
Vandalis

Reminds me of teh film "Ghost" where hes trying to learn to touch things as a ghost. Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz... ZAP!. :D

jessie82
jessie82

just wait till the people that made dragon age think of a reason to sue em for the word age

apolloooo
apolloooo

looks beautiful, a hope the narrative part of this game is as beautiful as the premise and the art style

Elann2008
Elann2008

Aside from Ken Levine, I can always rely on Tim Schafer to deliver.  Anyone that doesn't know the man needs to get a clue! :P

Gallowhand
Gallowhand

The premise is intriguing, and I'm digging the art style.  This one goes on my watch list.

DirigiblePlums
DirigiblePlums

The art and idea look incredibly good.


I will definitely get this.

JLCrogue
JLCrogue

First!

Also, I would like to say... meh!

Vojtass
Vojtass

@DarkImpact2021 You should thank Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo and any other big publisher in the first place. Suits didn't want to fund classic adventure game. This is why Tim went to Kickstarter and asked people for some money. Anyway PC gaming still welcomes you.

Gamer_4_Fun
Gamer_4_Fun

@DrKill09 I'll kill you! I love Brutal legend i pray to the night mother and I sing to the dread father every cold night for a sequel!

snxx
snxx

@DrKill09 They released many games after Brutal Legend, maybe you're a bit stuck in the past? :)

(By the way, I still find Brutal Legend a great game, it's full of awesomeness! Double Fine never tried to be mainstream, making lovely niche games, and that's the way I like it!).

snxx
snxx

@Pawfalcon You really consider Psychonauts a "more commercial" game than this? I mean, it's an amazing game, but financially it was a big flop.

syafiqjabar
syafiqjabar

@jessie82 "Age" is actually a cliche when naming games. EA also isn't as litigious as some other companies.

kagento
kagento

@Suikogaiden Cool man! You played a lot of kickstarter funded games? Before release?  Even this one!? Wow, you must be someone...

syafiqjabar
syafiqjabar

@snxx @Pawfalcon Psychonauts is "more commercial" because it is a platformer, a somewhat more mainstream genre. It flopped for other reasons.

syafiqjabar
syafiqjabar

@ziproy @Suikogaiden It wasn't the first, but it was the first one to be incredibly successful. One of Kickstater's most-funded project too, as I recall.

JLCrogue
JLCrogue

@DirigiblePlums Really? You tell me to go away just because I find the premise of this game to be boring? Someone clearly isn't tolerant of other people's opinions. I wasn't even planning on making another post until you replied to mine, so telling me to go away only encourages me to stay.