Broken Age is Double Fine's crowdfunded adventure game

In March 2012, Double Fine Productions kicked off the video game crowdfunding goldrush when it raised $3,335,371 in one month to make a new adventure game. Though part of the drive was to fund a documentary recording its progress, it has been a little secretive, but at least we now know the most basic detail: it's called Broken Age.

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Double Fine Productions kicked off the video game crowdfunding goldrush in March 2012 when it raised $3,335,371 in one month to make a new adventure game. Though part of the drive was to fund a documentary recording its progress, it has been a little secretive, but at least we now know the most basic detail: it's called Broken Age.

Double Fine made the revelation during a panel at PAX East over the weekend. It also launched the official website, which has some pretty art and explains Broken Age's premise thusly:

Broken Age is a point-and-click adventure telling the stories of a young boy and girl 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.

You can still pre-order Broken Age from the official site. $15 will get you a copy of the finished game for PC, Mac and Linux, as well as access to a beta build when it's ready. For $30, you also get to watch the documentary series made by 2 Player Productions too, and chat in super special elite cool kid backer-only forums.

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    March 25, 2013 6:45 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Broken Age is Double Fine's crowdfunded adventure game.

    In March 2012, Double Fine Productions kicked off the video game crowdfunding goldrush when it raised $3,335,371 in one month to make a new adventure game. Though part of the drive was to fund a documentary recording its progress, it has been a little secretive, but at least we now know the most basic detail: it's called Broken Age.

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      March 25, 2013 7:23 AM

      If you guys are curious about how games are planned, written, budgeted or designed, you cannot find a better documentary series covering the process. Anyone who would like access to the funder forums and documentary can do so here: http://www.doublefine.com/dfapay/

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        March 25, 2013 7:24 AM

        I love how open they are in the videos. You can learn a lot from just watching these!

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        March 25, 2013 7:54 AM

        I will second this! The documentaries are EXCELLENT! And might end up being even more valuable than the game itself. Not to diminish the game... it's looking excellent already. I just really enjoy these documentaries.

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        March 25, 2013 8:04 AM

        I feel like I already got my money's worth just from the documentary series.

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          March 25, 2013 12:29 PM

          Couldn't agree more. The documentaries have been amazing, especially since I am a software developer and can relate to some of the issues they have. It both makes a lot of sense and is kind of funny how they have the same kind of software design issues that other non-gaming products have.

          This latest episode took a bit longer to come out than the previous ones and I was definitely getting the "itch" waiting for it!

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      March 25, 2013 11:08 AM

      Bump! :)