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Broken Age Act 2 is now available for everyone for Linux, Mac and Windows PC

Broken Age Act 2 is now available linux mac windows pc

Broken Age Act 2 released yesterday for backers, a full 24 hours ahead of the general release today for Linux, Mac and Windows PC. So anyone who bought the game on Steam after Act 1 released, or buys it now should have full access to Act 2.

Broken Age began life as a Kickstarter project titled Double Fine Adventure. And later credited to launching the Kickstarter revolution, which brought to life titles such as Shadowrun Returns, Wasteland 2 and Pillars of Eternity.

“As the novelty of its funding story fades, what remains is just the work itself. The story of two young people leading separate, but parallel lives, pushing against the scripts that have been written for them, taking control of their destinies, and then taking responsibility for the consequences.

If you already played Act 1 then your save game will still work after the update and you can continue from the start of Act 2. But keep in mind–there are many puzzle hints and narrative set ups in Act 1 that you might have forgotten in the year since it came out.”

The success of Double Fine has it’s controversial moments, like many indie’s having to learn a few lessons in the process, not to mention the testing in Early Access launches. The Kickstarter campaign itself exceeded the initial funding goal, putting Double Fine in a position to have to rethink project’s perspective, which exceeded the development time projected. Then the whole project ended up being too expensive to finish on the initial budget, hence splitting the title in half, where sales of Act 1 helped Double Fine complete Act 2. Which is a bold way of developing a title, but the team took a risk yet knew what they wanted to include in the games developer.

Broken Age is now 30% off on Steam for Linux, Mac and Windows PC. We have yet to play the second half, but Act 1 was good, and most of the reviews for Act 2 have been positive. Check it out for yourself and see.

Broken Age full adventure to be released for Linux, Mac and Windows PC on April 28th

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Double Fine has announced the #full Broken Age adventure will #release on all platforms on the same day. As well as the previously #confirmed Linux, Mac, Windows PC, iOS, Android and Ouya, PS4 and Vita versions, launching April 28th.

It was also added that the Linux, Mac and Windows PC versions will have cross-platform save support with the iOS and Android versions via Dropbox.

The PC versions were split into two parts, with the second and final act expected to launch the same day in April. The entire Broken Age adventure will be available to download from the PlayStation Store on April 28. The PlayStation versions feature cross-save and cross-buy support, letting users purchase it on one device and play it on both.

Act 1 is available now, and the act 2 conclusion will arrive as a free update!

Key Features:

  • Pointing
  • Clicking
  • Original soundtrack, composed by Peter McConnell, recorded by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
  • All-star voice cast, including Elijah Wood, Jack Black, Jennifer Hale, Wil Wheaton, and Pendleton Ward
  • Dialog Trees!
  • Some jokes. Unless you don’t think they’re funny, in which case we totally weren’t trying to be funny.
  • A whole bunch of awesome PUZZLES
  • This one really hard puzzle that you won’t get but you’ll look it up online and not tell anybody
  • All your hopes and dreams

A title that was originally funded on Kickstarter, Broken Age follows a young boy and girl that lead parallel lives, choosing to escape their fates, chosen by her village to be sacrificed to a terrible monster.

The voice cast includes Elijah Wood, Jack Black, Pendleton Ward, Wil Wheaton and Jennifer Hale.

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Broken Age Act 2 ready for a Spring release while Tim Schafer reacts to Peter Molyneux

As we are all still waiting for the conclusion of Broken Age, the #pointandclick adventure #game from #DoubleFine. The titles is expected for a spring release and Double Fine just released new information for the the second half of the game, Act 2. As Tim Schafer outlines, everything is written, voices are recorded, the gameplay programming is locked, testing and finishing up of the game on all platforms is currently in progress. Here’s the progress of the game straight from Tim Schafer:

The state of Peter Molyneux‘s Kickstarter crowdfunded Godus was a hot point of contention. The game has failed to come together in the way that he had promised, leaving many backers angry at the game’s progress. After a series of trying interviews, Molyneux said he was not going to talk to the press ever again out of a fear of more promises and disappointing fans.

Molyneux certainly received some rough treatment, but his game is failing to produce as promised. And, people are not entitled to anything if a Kickstarter goes awry, all that can do is be annoyed.

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Broken Age release is coming to retail this spring for Linux, Mac and Windows PC

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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.

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Broken Age Act 2 coming to Early Access in 2015 for Linux, Mac and Windows PC

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Double Fine Production’s second half of its #crowdfunded #adventure game, Broken Age, is finally scheduled for a #release in early 2015. Producer Greg Rice confirmed the game’s status in an update on the company’s official forums.

That means, as you may have guessed based on recent updates and documentary episodes, the Act 2 ship that will deliver the complete adventure is now looking like it will be early next year.
The game is looking really good and the team is working super fast, but we just gotta give the game the time it needs to really deliver on everything we’re hoping it will be.

For those who don’t remember, Broken Age was split up into two parts when Double Fine ran into financial problems with the $3 million it made through Kickstarter. To make up for the funds, Double Fine put the first half up on Steam Early Access earlier this year to secure funding for the second half.
Not only did the plan work, earning Double Fine the money to finish the project, Broken Age also became a successful hit, pulling in plenty of praise as one of 2014′s best indie titles. Rice went on to say that most of the main elements have been finished, leaving only the grunt work remaining before launch.

“Now that we have all the writing and design finalized and VO recorded, the remainder of development is much easier to estimate, so the production team is currently working to nail down a new schedule for finaling [sic] the game that we can use as a goal for the team and also share with you.”

Broken Age can be picked up through Steam sale for $15. Just remember the more that is made, the quicker Double Fine can bring part two across the finish line.

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