Double Fine’s Broken Age Receives Trailerage

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.

The train and the wibbly-armed monster are, like the porridge that Goldilocks robbed, just right. Is the doomed contraption heading into Gilbert’s grotto though, or is that an errant thought on my part? I haven’t played The Cave, so I’m not the best person to assess the situation.


  1. Niko says:

    It’s quite delightful indeed.

  2. GetUpKidAK says:

    Aww, I actually did a little smile at the “From Double Fine Productions and 90,000 of their closest friends”.

    • RedViv says:

      Heartwarming indeed.
      This is how you get fans, industry. This. THIS THERE. Not enhanced persistent sociality increpidismabuzzwordifisation.

      • neolith says:

        I wholeheartedly agree.
        The whole DFA Kickstarter and especially their production videos not only give you interesting insights about how DF create a game but also show how they actually care about the people watching their stuff.

      • Kreeth says:

        Quite – it seems odd that people haven’t made the connection between making funny, engaging things that give a human insight into the people working for you, and having fans who love you.

        But no, it’s Facebook pictures of cats with AKs with “Like if you like cats who play Call Of Shooting Things/Share if you think Cats who play Same Sports Game As Last Year are better”.

      • Gap Gen says:

        If my game doesn’t ping a server on another continent every few seconds I get lonely and scared.

        • El_Emmental says:

          … That’s why you buy the yearly sequel when they pull the plug on the server – genius business plan !

    • MSJ says:

      Argh, such a shame I did not back this. I would have my name in the credits! Ah, well. At least I have my name in the credits of the new Carmageddon, at Feminist Frequency, and an indie filmmaker’s website and Facebook page.

      • Gap Gen says:

        You can, of course, still give Tim Schafer all your money. Throw your earnings at the monitor here: link to

      • The Random One says:

        I’ll have my name in a lot of credits, but I doubt anything will beat having it sung by Deirdra Kiai.

    • Hoaxfish says:

      You won’t be saying that when the whole of Double Fine turn up at your door asking if they can sleep over because “we’re friends”.

      • castorp says:

        I wouldn’t mind, as long as they keep their grubby hands off of my mozzarella.

        (And yeah, the ‘…and 90,000 of their closest friends’ made me warm and happy on the inside.)

      • El_Emmental says:

        … then I could lock them up in my basement and force them to make Full Throttle II – who wouldn’t ?

    • Fenix says:

      I actually got goosebumps at that point… right in my feels :(

  3. hatseflats says:

    What a cute trailer. So happy to have backed this!

    • somnolentsurfer says:

      I’d been a little unsure watching some of the documentary, but the moment I saw those flappy ears/arms/whatever they are in the train/rollercoster/whatever it is scene, I was sold. Lovely.

  4. brat-sampson says:

    Fantastic. Looks like money well spent :)

  5. mikmanner says:

    Love the music

  6. Armante says:

    I’m one of the 90,000. I feel a little bit special. Thanks Tim and the team at Doublefine :)

  7. derella says:

    Have they said when? Because I want it now.

    • MadTinkerer says:

      Still a few months left, according to the latest behind-the-scenes-backers-only video, but those are about a month out of sync with realtime, so it may be a little sooner.

  8. Lord Custard Smingleigh says:

    We 90,000 already knew. We were at the party. There was cake.

  9. Bootsy81 says:

    Looks pretty nice, I was worried it was maybe going to be overly twee and cutesy for a while there but something about this makes me think it’ll work anyway.

    I just hope Tim gets the humour right, that’ll be what really makes or breaks it.

    Nice music as well. Subtle.

    As one of the 90,000 I’m pretty happy with this. The entertainment value of the documentary alone has been worth the dollars I kicked in.

  10. Bishop99999999 says:

    Lame. It doesn’t even have Master Chief in it.

  11. rustybroomhandle says:

    Speaking of adventures, I am disappointed that RPS have nothing yet on Doug TenNapel’s new game. He’s pulling together a lot of the original Neverhood team, including Terry Taylor for music.

  12. rustybroomhandle says:

    Somehow, the image of the sleeping characters remind me of this song link to

  13. Gap Gen says:

    – So it is possible for the Double Fine logo to get cuter.
    – I love the art style
    – Flailing arms teddy in the train!
    – Battlestar corners cereal box!

    • TomxJ says:

      attention to detail is fantastic as always.

    • Deadly Sinner says:

      Also, the moon on the box looks like a reference to the old French short film “A Trip to the Moon.”

  14. Lokik says:

    So glad I backed this. And yes, those arms are quite something.

  15. Banana_Republic says:

    The music alone is enough to prompt me to look further. Never heard of it before today.

  16. kalirion says:

    Seems more of a teaser to me.

  17. Jimbo says:

    <3 <3 <3