While those who have contributed to Broken Age‘s Kickstarter have already received their copies of the title, the rest of the gaming public only has a little longer to wait. Tim Schafer’s latest opus will be released on January 28th for Windows, Mac and Linux. iOs, Android and Ouya versions of the game will be coming at a later date.
Centering around two children, Vella and Shay, Broken Age is a point-and-click adventure title about breaking tradition and leading your own life. If that sounds a little vague, then don’t worry, Double Fine has released two new trailers that detail what each character is going through.
Although this release is officially listed as Broken Age: Act 1, purchasing the title will grant gamers access to the second act for free.
“For various logistical reasons, and because we believe Act 1 is a polished and satisfying piece of content in its own right, Broken Age will be a standard Steam release that includes a ‘Season Pass’ granting access to Act 2 once it is complete.”
Personally, I did not contribute to the Kickstarter for Broken Age, but I am looking forward to getting my hands on the title when it launches at the end of the month. The adventure genre is still very much on life support and hopefully the return of Schafer to the fold will help bring a new audience in. After all, this is the man behind classics such as Grim Fandango, Full Throttle, and Maniac Mansion: Day of the Tentacle, so if anyone knows how to craft an excellent adventure game, it’s him.
We will continue to bring you the latest news regarding Broken Age as it becomes available. For now though, take a look at the new character trailers and let us know what you think in the comments section below.