A family friendly, hand-animated, puzzle-filled adventure game with an all-star cast, including Elijah Wood, Jack Black and Masasa Moyo. Funded by a record breaking crowdfunding campaign and designed by industry legend Tim Schafer, Broken Age is a timeless coming-of-age story.
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Very Positive (27 reviews) - 81% of the 27 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (5,061 reviews) - 84% of the 5,061 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jan 28, 2014

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“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 This Game

Broken Age is a family friendly, hand-animated, puzzle-filled adventure game with an all-star cast, including Elijah Wood, Jack Black and Masasa Moyo. Funded by a record breaking crowdfunding campaign and designed by industry legend Tim Schafer, 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.

Starring:

Elijah Wood as Shay
Masasa Moyo as Vella
Jack Black as Harm'ny Lightbeard
Jennifer Hale as Mom
Wil Wheaton as Curtis
Pendleton Ward as Gus

System Requirements

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    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
    • Storage: 2500 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
    • Storage: 2500 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.
    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
    • Storage: 2500 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
    • Storage: 2500 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.
    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
    • Storage: 2500 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
    • Storage: 2500 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.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
Broken Age is an extremely awesome game. The riddles are excellent, the storyline is exciting and full of surprises, and the characters are really lovely. I don't get it why everyone complains about act 2. It had 2 difficult riddles, at least for me, but still, nothing really impossible. Buy this game. It deserves every cent of your money!
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
12.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 11
I am with many others: first half is amazing, second half is awful. In the end, I cannot recommend it.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
16.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 3
Even with the whole snafu regarding the development of this game aside, I cannot recommend Broken Age. The first half is pretty good, beautiful art and a decent story. The pacing was enjoyable and the dialogue fun, though it was unfortunately a little too simple in my opinion. The second half is a botched, rushed mess with an utterly ridiculous story and puzzles that require incomprehensible logic to complete. It was all the more disappointing to see the game go to ♥♥♥♥ after an enjoyable first half.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
A lovely return to a forgotten genre with incredible writing and art style by the many talented people of Double Fine Productions.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
I enjoy every Double Fine game that comes out and have been a fan since Psychonauts. The writing is great, the characters are believable and funny and the artwork is breathtaking. I love the picture-book style of art and how the scenes change seamlessly. The only thing I would complain about is the wiring puzzles in the second half of the game, I had no idea what the shapes were supposed to mean and had to resort to looking for help online. But other than that, the puzzles were challenging enough to keep me interesting and the story is definitely unique!

As always Peter McConnell does a great score.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
12.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
Like a lot of reviews I read I have to go with a No way for this game.

Part one was fun. There was one point where I looked up how to do a puzzle. The rest was easy or not to hard to work out and fun at the same time. I loved it and replayed it when part 2 came out.

Part two was the flip side. It's like they said to them selfs "Part one was two easy and people completed it to fast. This time we will make it harder so it's more fun" and ended up killing it. One puzzle you have to look at a knote and try to tell a person a lot of clicking away what it looks like. If you get it wrong you have to go from the start with a NEW knote.

There was also a LOT more swapping between both people and some parts that I just picked a random answer becorse there was no clear way to know what was right and once more if you picked wrong it's BACK to the start to do all over.

I still have to end the game but each time I think it's time to do it I think back to how hard it became and move on to another more fun game.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
It's actually not a bad game. You might need a pencil and some paper to make some notes. But pretty much every adventure game I've played needed that at some point.

I played this long after "act 2" came out and it bothers me that people cherry pick that to say bad things in these reviews, because I couldn't tell act 1 and 2 apart. It was all a single thing to me.

I got stuck a handfull of times, but switching to the other character always made me get a fresh view of the puzzles when I returned. Literally beat the game without any help, it's not impossible. Just take some notes at the end and you'll be fine.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
It was okay. First half good, second half not so good (played offline, misleading 'hours played'). Gotta give it the thumbs down for Schafer though.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 9
A masterpiece by Tim Schafer, the best point-and-click adventure game I've ever played - Broken Age, ladies and gentlemen! Cannot praise this one highly enough. The story, the art style, the music, everything is so perfect, so unique and memorable without going over the top. And the puzzles are pretty logical, I did not need to look up the walkthrough at all! A great game, don't be afraid to spend your money on it.
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1 of 8 people (13%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
"one person" just decided to play on nostalgia of their old fans.
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Baobao
9.0 hrs
Posted: October 1
Great point and click game.

Quite obtuse in some areas - had to consult the usual gameFAQS - but otherwise enjoyable story and appealing art style.
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adi
6.1 hrs
Posted: September 29
לא הבנתי.
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[WS]-Sparkyhodgo
15.7 hrs
Posted: September 26
Inexplicably bad. Starts off strong (strong female protagonist, unexpected monsters, whimsical world, fun voice acting with Jack Black) but somehow takes an immediate nose dive: solving unintuitive puzzles on a space ship, backtracking through a now-less-than whimsical world, and uncovering a sinister plot that makes no sense. Not just bad game design, but poor writing.
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Taezel
12.2 hrs
Posted: September 26
Excellent game, got hooked and didn't stop until I beat it. Worth about 10 hours of gameplay, I only cheated twice xD that third egg man...

There's a couple holes in the plot, but by far the best adventure I've had all year. Worth the money! If you don't have chicken scratchings on your sticky notes by the end of the game, you cheated.
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sup3rwad
10.8 hrs
Posted: September 19
I originally backed this game on Kickstarter, and I was really excited to get it. The game took longer than I thought to get fully released (I didn't want to just play the first Act by itself), so I waited until it was released. And then I finally got around to playing it in the last couple days.

This was truly an enjoyable game. I remember playing Day of the Tentacle and just figuring out how all the pieces fit together and how you had to talk to certain characters to unlock more options. I will admit some of the puzzles had me stumped, but not "I can't figure this out", more "I know what I need to do, just not how to do it", so I had some help from online guides.

Overall, this was exactly what I was hoping for. There is certainly replayability here, even though I've done all the puzzles.

Visually, beautiful. I loved the voice actors, and the orchestral score was so lovely. The story was well-written and I just got so into the game I couldn't stop playing for 2 days.

Just, yes. Get this game. Very much worth your while.
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TsunamiHurricane
2.0 hrs
Posted: September 18
Im not very good at games like this but i do enjoy it. The story is great and very funny. The characters and voice acting is also great.
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Lunatar
17.2 hrs
Posted: September 15
Who wouldn't love a game where one of your friends is a talking spoon? Beautiful art style, interesting storyline and a good soundtrack. Suitable for all ages, though some of the puzzles can be challenging.
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