Broken Age, developer #DoubleFine Productions’ #crowdfunded #adventure game, the first game from legendary producer Tim Schafer in sixteen years, is widely available for digital download across several platforms. Double Fine’s Broken Age will be released in retail outlets this spring thanks to a partnership between the developer and Nordic Games.
Broken Age will arrive in retail outlets for Linux, Mac and Windows PC — and include new German voice acting for all characters. The two companies teamed up last year for retail releases of Costume Quest, Stacking and Psychonauts.
The official press release is quite amusing, exactly what you’d expect from a gent like Schafer. “After releasing Costume Quest, Psychonauts and Stacking for retail in 2014, this marks another important step in our almost heist-free cooperation” said Reinhard Pollice (side note: best name ever), business & product development director at Nordic Games. “With Broken Age, 2015 starts off great for aficionados of the adventure game genre. Our intel also suggests that Germany is a veritable stronghold when it comes to pointing and clicking, hence the new German voice-overs for Broken Age make us very happy.”
“I am very excited about the retail version of Broken Age,” Double Fine President and CEO Tim Schafer said in the press release. “And also relieved, as having a widely distributed, physical copy of the game will make it more safe from solar flares and EMP bombs and stuff like that. As long as people store their disks in fire proof safes. People do that, right?”
“Not really” replied COO Justin Bailey. “But people who purchase the physical copy can get to playing the exciting conclusion without having to wait for the game to download!”
No word on whether the retail edition will come with anything extra, or simply just the game disc. The first ‘Act’ of the game was released last January onto several platforms last January, including Ios and Android devices. Act 2 is scheduled for release this spring, and given that Double Fine’s COO added, “people who purchase the physical copy can get to playing the exciting conclusion without having to wait for the game to download!” you can expect to receive the whole experience when Act 2 drops.
Broken Age began on Kickstarter in 2012, when it was known as Double Fine Adventure. The crowdfunding campaign ended with more than $3.3 million pledged of its $400,000 goal. In late 2013, Double Fine revealed plans to split the game in two, the first part of which was released in January 2014.
Broken Age Act 2 release is scheduled for early 2015.