Posts Tagged ‘Double Fine Adventure’

Broken Age Comes Out Today: Are You Going To Buy It?

By John Walker on January 28th, 2014.

Today is likely to be one of the most interesting days for Kickstarter watchers. Broken Age, the adventure game that made the crowdfunding format a gaming household name, is out on sale today. Right now, in fact. So the question that’s left to be answered is: how many people are there who are interested in buying it, who weren’t interested in funding it?

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Hands On: Broken Age

By John Walker on January 14th, 2014.

It’s finally here. Well, if you were a backer. After almost two years since Tim Schafer kickstarted Kickstarter as one of the primary tools for funding independent videogame development, the Double Fine Adventure, Broken Age, is in players’ hands. With $3.3m raised, from 90,000 backers, and a year and a half more development than they planned, the first point and click adventure Schafer has made in twenty years will be out proper on the 28th, but the “beta” is with the backers today. Double Fine have asked both backers and press to hold off talking about most of the game until that latter release date, and it’ll be interesting to see how that goes. But for the moment, here are some early impressions of the first stages of the game.

Edit: Splendid news. Double Fine have lifted the embargo, and we’ll be able to bring you our review very soon.

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Double Fine’s Broken Age Receives Trailerage

By Adam Smith on March 28th, 2013.

Double Fine must be celebrating their crowdfunded adventure game’s birthday, or some other sort of coming-of-Broken-Age event, because the game has received lots of gifts this week. First it was an actual name and a website, and now there’s a trailer. Lucky Broken Age! Nobody has ever made a trailer about me and I’ve had more birthdays than I care to remember. This is my first proper look at the art style and I think it’s absolutely delightful.

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The Double Fine Adventure Has A Name: Broken Age

By Adam Smith on March 25th, 2013.

The Double Fine Adventure has a name and a website. It’s called Broken Age, which strikes me as a decent moniker, although I’ve already started reading it as one word, rendering it all but meaningless. “The toaster is not working. It is suffering from severe brokenage.” Broken Age is a point and click adventure and it has two protagonists, both of whom are presumably playable. They are “leading parallel lives”:

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.

They should have called it ‘Adventures Ensue’.

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Kickstarter ♥ Games: $50 Million Raised In Six Months

By Andrew Smee on September 10th, 2012.

I want to make $50 million in six months. No fair.

I suppose we all knew this deep down, but it’s startling to see it laid out in pretty graphs: 2012 has seen a massive, massive increase on games funding through Kickstarter. Eye wateringly huge. In six short months they have exploded from the eighth most-funded category in Kickstarter history to the second most-funded, and the first-most funded category of the year, having raised a staggering $50,330,275 in 2012 alone. I mean, just look at that graph. JUST LOOK AT IT.

And I do mean in 2012 alone. Look at 2011! Nothing! Pittance! Pennies compared to this year.

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Double Fine Adventure Documentary Is An Aching Grin

By Nathan Grayson on May 12th, 2012.

Tim's neck is permanently stuck that way from dodging giant wads of money people keep throwing at him.
I feel like uplifting documentaries may be the secret cure for all of societies greatest ills. This goes double, for some reason, when independent game developers are involved. Minecraft’s proof-of-concept made me feel like I, too, could single-handedly build a blocky bridge between Sweden and the rest of the world, and Indie Game: The Movie will probably be used to bring Sylvester Stallone back from the brink of defeat in the next Rocky movie. And now, along comes Double Fine Adventure’s variation on the theme, in all its zany wonderfulness. It is, however, also an irresistibly smile-inducing glimpse behind the scenes of a company just as shocked by Kickstarter’s piggy-bank-stuffing prowess as we all were at the time. Kick off your weekend by giving part one a watch after the break.

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