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The first graphic adventure by Tim Schafer in sixteen years, Broken Age began two years ago in a historic, record-breaking Kickstarter campaign. Now it's here in all its beautiful, 2D, hand-painted glory, with an original orchestral soundtrack and an all-star vocal cast.
Release Date: Jan 28, 2014
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Controller and Touch Support!

April 16

Hey all, we just updated Broken Age with full controller and touch support! All of these modes should just work (at the same time actually!), but there's an updated controller remapping section in the options menu if you want to tweak it. And try messing with the right stick and triggers in game and the d-pad in the inventory for some super pro moves. Let us know what you think on the forums!

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Reviews

“Act 1 of Broken Age is a gorgeous, impeccably written adventure that simultaneously tugs at my nostalgic core, while ushering in a new era for the point-and-click genre.”
9.5 – IGN

“...delightful, beautiful, utterly charming and you really should play it right this second.”
9 – Polygon

“I haven’t felt this surge of nostalgia and excitement about a game in a long time, and I truly think Broken Age will be looked back fondly as one of the greats.”
9.5 – Destructoid

About the Game

The first graphic adventure by Tim Schafer in sixteen years, Broken Age began two years ago in a historic, record-breaking Kickstarter campaign. Now it's here in all its beautiful, 2D, hand-painted glory, with an original orchestral soundtrack and an all-star vocal cast.

Broken Age is a timeless coming-of-age story of barfing trees and talking spoons. Vella Tartine and Shay Volta are two teenagers in strangely similar situations, but radically different worlds. The player can freely switch between their stories, helping them take control of their own lives, and dealing with the unexpected adventures that follow.

They said adventure games were dead, but then Broken Age punched its hand out of the grave and grabbed you by the wrist and you screamed just like in the end of Carrie except what you screamed was "I love adventure games so much!" And sorry I spoiled the end of Carrie.

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

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

PC System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP Service Pack 3
    • Processor: 1.7 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260, ATI Radeon 4870 HD, Intel HD 3000, or equivalent card with at least 512 MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 1500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    • Additional Notes: Must have OpenGL 3 with GLSL version 1.3
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo at 2.2 GHz, AMD Athlon 64 2.2Ghz
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460, AMD Radeon HD 6850
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Hard Drive: 1500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    • Additional Notes: Must have OpenGL 3 with GLSL version 1.3. Some users may need to disable Steam overlay.

Mac System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Snow Leopard 10.6.8 or later
    • Processor: Intel Core Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 4850, NVIDIA GeForce GT 120, Intel HD 3000, or equivalent card with at least 512 MB VRAM
    • Hard Drive: 1500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Must have OpenGL 3 with GLSL version 1.3
    Recommended:
    • OS: Lion 10.7.X
    • Processor: Intel Core i series processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 6770, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460
    • Hard Drive: 1500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Compatible Sound Card
    • Additional Notes: Must have OpenGL 3 with GLSL version 1.3. Some users may need to disable Steam overlay.

Linux System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    • Processor: 1.7 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260, ATI Radeon 4870 HD, Intel HD 4000, or equivalent card with at least 512 MB VRAM
    • Hard Drive: 1500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Must have OpenGL 3 with GLSL version 1.3
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS or higher
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo at 2.2 GHz, AMD Athlon 64 2.2Ghz
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460, AMD Radeon HD 6850
    • Hard Drive: 1500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Compatible Sound Card
    • Additional Notes: Must have OpenGL 3 with GLSL version 1.3. Some users may need to disable Steam overlay.
Helpful customer reviews
23 of 30 people (77%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
This may be an unpopular opinion but this game is nowhere near worth £18.99. Keeping in mind this is intended to be a point and click adventure game and it drops the ball continually, yes the visuals are gorgeous and yes the voice acting is top notch, the characters are excellent and the plot is reasonably entertaining. So why the negative review? It isn't an adventure game, if you really contrast this with the classics (monkey island, sam and max, day of the tentacle) and even some recent adventure game titles (Deponia, Chaos on Deponia, Harvey's new eyes, The whispered world) you'll see that there is absolutely no imagination in the puzzles which are obscenely easy (literallly click this thing, click that thing, done) and it constantly overlooks opportunities to get that old style adventure game feel. For the budget this game had and the price they're asking, to finish the first act in 3 hours and have to wait months for the end is just sad and disappointing.

Wasted potential
Posted: July 9
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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Broken Age, is a retro-looking point-and-click adventure game, recently released by Double Fine Productions, and funded by Kickstarter backers. It is an absolute feast of an incredibly unique art design, with amazing soundtracks, and a great, great story. Divided into 2 parts, which both are included in price, one is currently available to play, and other one is in progress right now.

(This review is written for people who are familiar with the genre, and have some brief background knowledge about it. I recommend you to pass if you are unfamiliar, since I'll be refering to some classics and relating Broken Age's quality to them.)

I want to talk about the sounds of the game first, since it actually impresses me the most. As expected, Peter McConnell (He was responsible for soundtracks of many LucasArts and Double Fine Productions classics. Creator of that famous Monkey Island loop, pretty nice, eh?) did an amazing job on soundtracks, perfectly reflecting the spirits of places like Meriloft, Shellmound, Bossa Nostra, making you feel like you are actually there. It's one of the best game OST I've recently heard, along with Bastion, Transistor, Braid, and Thomas was Alone OST's. As for dialogues, what you'll encounter is beyond belief, as it was a Kickstarter funded game. Names like Elijah Wood and Jack Black are the voice actors, and they all have done an amazing job, also as expected. You may wonder like, "Where did they found all that money to pay them?", well, they actually didn't! Voice actors were making a huge pay-cut, willingly, just becaue they liked the game so much...

Lee Petty (He was also the art director of Brütal Legend.), working with Nathan Stapley (And he was the art director of Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine, one of my first action-adventure games (and a pretty good one) after Tomb Raider.) did an absolutely gorgeous job for the visuals, that it's almost as amazing and unique as the art style of Curse of Monkey Island, which I personally consider as the peak of uniqueness. Such graphics will never get old, and will be considered great even after 30 years.

And Tim Schafer, founder of Double Fine Productions, creator of games like Full Throttle, Grim Fandango, Brütal Legend, The Secret of Monkey Island, Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge...well, I think we don't even need talk about him. An incredible talent, a total genius. A below-decent, and even an avarage story was out of question, all I've expected was pure amazingness, and he delivered just that! Bravo Tim...

Only problem with Broken Age is that, it is kind of too easy for someone familiar with this genre. Yet, it personally doesn't matter for me, since I'm not playing a point-and-click adventure for its ridiculously exaggeratively difficult puzzles (Not like I'm eliminating the ones which has that difficulty level. It just simply doesn't matter.), but for its fluent smart story with a good sense of humor. And, that's Broken Age!

In a nutshell, Double Fine did it again...

Buy this game, buy this game and play it!
Posted: July 16
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15 of 21 people (71%) found this review helpful
38.2 hrs on record
Liked it a bunch. Music's great, art is great, acting is great, dialogue is great, charming as hell.

A little on the easy side though. Hit a minor wall once on Vella's story due to a language barrier but solved it by trying every item on the thing and learned an English word in the process.
Posted: April 20
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
To be honest, I looked into Broken Age because one of my best friends said "Hey, I saw someone playing this game and it looked like something up your alley." With that in mind, I wishlisted the game. Time passed and I saw that during the Summer 2014 sale that Broken Age was on sale. I picked the game up and fell in love immensely. Broken age is GORGEOUS. It could just because I really like hand-painted games but Broken Age has a special place in my heart for sure. As a child who grew up playing Point and Click games, to return to the genre is actually rather refreshing. The story of Broken Age is a coming-of-age tale about a boy and a girl from two unlikely worlds who's stories connect in some way. I'm very happy that I picked this game up, and I am looking forward to Act Two!
Posted: July 7
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13 of 20 people (65%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
I just loved this game. It's a little piece of art: unusual and interesting plot, very nice animation, accurate sound decoration, lovely music.
Posted: July 2
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722 of 840 people (86%) found this review helpful
11.0 hrs on record
The art is gorgeous, the voice talent is sublime and together they give the game true character. The soundtrack has been so carefully considered and composed. This game is much greater than the sum of its parts and it is really knocking my socks off.
Posted: January 14
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