Steam News announces
release of Broken Age Act I
, the crowd-funded adventure game from Tim
Schafer and Double Fine Studios. Here's word on the release, including a
reminder that Act II will be released for free to owners of the game once it is
is Now Available on Steam!
ACT 1 IS NOW AVAILABLE, AND THE ACT 2 CONCLUSION WILL ARRIVE AS A FREE UPDATE
LATER THIS YEAR.
The first graphic adventure by Tim Schafer in sixteen years, Broken Age began
two years ago in a historic, record-breaking Kickstarter campaign. Now it's here
in all its beautiful, 2D, hand-painted glory, with an original orchestral
soundtrack and an all-star vocal cast.
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.
- 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