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Double Fine’s Adventure Finally Given a Title: Broken Age

by Ron Duwell | March 26, 2013March 26, 2013 12:00 pm PST

Broken Age

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.

Ron Duwell

Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...