Boxed Version of Double Fine's Broken Age Expected This Spring

With act two of Double Fine's Broken Age well on its way to beta, a boxed version is expected to be available sometime this spring.

By XboxBetty, Posted 08 Jan 2015

In 2014, sixteen years after the release of Grim Fandango, Tim Schafer of Double Fine returned to his roots, releasing act one of Broken Age. His first point-and-click adventure game since 1998, Double Fine launched a Kickstarter campaign for the game in 2012, and it was successfully funded, raising close to $3.5 million.

With act one available for close to a year now on PC, Mac, Linux and Ouya, the game will conclude with act two releasing sometime around spring of this year. Announced last month at PlayStation Experience in Las Vegas, Broken Age is also coming to PlayStation 4 and Vita, with Double Fine writing in an update email today, "Hope is to launch on PC, Mac, Linux, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, iOS, Ouya, and Android next Spring as close to simultaneously as humanly possible."

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What more, today Double Fine announced a deal with Nordic Games, revealing that a boxed version of Broken Age in its entirety will also be available upon its digital release. Some Kickstarter backers may at first feel displeased with this announcement, as their boxed version may not feel as one-of-a-kind, however, Double Fine wrote, "this box will be a different one than the Kickstarter Collector’s Edition reward."   

In today's press release, Tim Schafer, with his usual sense of humor, went on to say, "I am very excited about the retail version of Broken Age, and also relieved, as having a widely distributed, physical copy of the game will make it more safe from solar flares and EMP bombs and stuff like that. As long as people store their disks in fire proof safes. People do that, right?"

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For Schafer's first point-and-click adventure game since the late '90s, Act one of Broken Age received generally positive reviews. Here at NoobFeed, we were a bit more disappointed than others, and partially due to act one's short playtime, we gave the debut act a score of 60/100. Many others were also concerned about the length of the first act, however, Double Fine reported, "Playtimes of just Act 2 complete with the finale have ranged from 9-13 hours, the puzzles seem to be providing a good level of challenge."

Getting act two to beta in late February is the goal for Double Fine, and if this is the case, it won't be long until Double Fine and point-and-click fans get their hands on a complete Broken Age.

Megan Bethke (@XboxBetty), NoobFeed

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Broken Age


Platform(s): PC
Publisher(s): Double Fine Productions
Developer(s): Double Fine Productions
Genres: Action, Adventure
Themes: Adventure
Release Date: 2014-01-28

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