Double Fine’s record setting Kickstarter game has officially been given a title. Tim Schafer and his off-beat indie team will be using their $3.45 million in pledged money to fund Broken Age.
The point-and-click adventure is Schafer’s first attempt at the genre since his 1998 cult-classic Grim Fandango. The plot follows two young protagonists who run parallel lives through different eras.
“The girl has been chosen by her village to be sacrificed to a terrible monster–but she decides to fight back. Meanwhile, a boy on a spaceship is living a solitary life under the care of a motherly computer, but he wants to break free to lead adventures and do good in the world. Adventures ensue.”
How a young female dragon sacrifice and a star-bound space cadet can relate in any way is beyond me, but considering the talented storytellers behind the game, I am more than willing to find out. Tim Schafer has a reputation for his wacky persona and nonconformist attitude about the gaming industry, but when time comes for him to sit and tell a serious story, people listen.
Currently through Double Fine’s official website, they are offering pre-order options. $15 lands the game and access to the beta test, while $30 lands the game and Backer Access. As with all of Double Fine’s games, Broken Age will be released DRM free and be available for PC, Mac and Linux.