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Double Fine's Broken Age Available For Pre-Order

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The first graphic adventure by Tim Schafer in sixteen years, Broken Age began began two years ago in a historic, record-breaking Kickstarter campaign. Now it's here in all it's beautiful, 2D, hand-painted glory, with an original orchestral soundtrack and an all-star vocal cast. 

I am sure many of you will be excited by this. This comes with Act 1 and Act 2 will be a free update later in the year.

Broken Age is a timeless coming-of-age story of barfing trees and talking spoons. Vella Tartine and Shay Volta are two teenagers in strangely similar situations, but radically different worlds. The player can freely switch between their stories, helping them take control of their own lives, and dealing with the unexpected adventures that follow. 

They said adventure games were dead, but then Broken Age punched its hand out of the grave and grabbed you by the wrist and you screamed just like in the end of Carrie except what you screamed was "I love adventure games so much!" And sorry I spoiled the end of Carrie. 

  • Pointing 
  • Clicking 
  • Original soundtrack, composed by Peter McConnell, recorded by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra 
  • All-star voice cast, including Elijah Wood, Jack Black, Jennifer Hale, Wil Wheaton, and Pendleton Ward 
  • Dialog Trees! 
  • Some jokes. Unless you don't think they're funny, in which case we totally weren't trying to be funny. 
  • A whole bunch of awesome PUZZLES 
  • This one really hard puzzle that you won't get but you'll look it up online and not tell anybody 
  • All your hopes and dreams

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Bumadar 14 January 2014 at 6:43 pm UTC
downloading right now from the kickstarter, planning the weekend for this one
holliebuckets 14 January 2014 at 8:50 pm UTC
The weekend is too far away @Bumadar ! ;) Can't believe its been two years
Cheeseness 15 January 2014 at 11:18 am UTC
I got up at 5am to play the beta when it was released. I'm not sure I'm willing to comment much on the game at this stage, but I have enjoyed it and I'm looking forward to my second playthrough of the beta.
Speedster 16 January 2014 at 8:07 am UTC
Planning to wait until part 2 is released -- let's see if I hold out that long!
Cheeseness 16 January 2014 at 8:13 am UTC
Quote from SpeedsterPlanning to wait until part 2 is released -- let's see if I hold out that long!
I've got a hunch that the events of part 1 will resonate better if it has time to sink in (that's only a guess though - I haven't played part 2 )
Bumadar 19 January 2014 at 6:07 am UTC
finished act 1, although its a bit short I did enjoy it.  It did not tax my old brain as much as I was afraid it would, puzzles are not unlogical and the only place I got stuck for a little was (trying to avoid spoilers) in the beginning in the ship where I simply did not see something because it was to dark.

Looking forward to act 2 though, and yes Cheeseness is probably right, let act 1 sink in a bit.
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