The first graphic adventure by Tim Schafer in sixteen years, Broken Age began 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.Read full description
"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
The first graphic adventure by Tim Schafer in sixteen years, Broken Age began 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 early this year!
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
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
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This game is such an excellent example of what can be done with current tech for the timeless point and click genre. The visuals are bold, bright, and colorful, and I love how they achieved an illustrative effect for an interactive game. The voice acting is superb, and I loved hearing actors I love as hilarious characters. The story is so fun, it has funny and heavy moments, and they did a good job of executing a story with complex elements and character development. It was great to have such unique and brave male and female characters, with a story that touched on very 'human' elements. My only criticisms would be: (1) at times, the puzzles veer into being too simple or too abstract, which can make for a frustrating problem that limits player brainstorming (hate being forced to check online for hints, it suspends the story), and (2) the second part of the game loses a lot of its wonder and becomes a bit monotonous. It's still an excellent and enjoyable story and I have shared it with eager players. Those problems just feel a bit disappointing for an otherwise fantastic game. I would still recommend giving it a try, and the sale price is definitely worth it! Pros: -Fun story that is both funny and complex -Wonderfully interwoven experiences of the main characters -Great voice acting (hilarious cameos of well known actors) -Visuals are top-notch, love the color palette -Part 1 puzzles are fun and intuitive Cons: -Story gets a bit slow in the second part -Part 2 puzzles sometimes get complexly abstract or lack intuitiveness
I supported this project on kickstarter. Unfortunately, In return I get less than 4 hours of gameplay. The puzzles in this game virtually do not exist, and those that are, are child's play. You cannot call it back to the roots of adventure games. As for the evaluation of these 4 hours. The story of the boy is bad, but the girl is nicely done. Unfortunately, there is no strong connection between the two stories, which I consider a wasted opportunity. Graphic is cool - if anyone likes this style. Humour is also fine. Worth to try when it's on a sale.
This game is good, I enjoyed playing this for the stunning visual and the voice acting, for the gameplay, it's good, especially the first act, the puzzle in the first act is easy to solve and fun. Unfortunately, the second act is average at best, because the story felt forced and end abruptly, besides that the puzzle in second act is way harder and annoying than the first act, since you need to keep repeating it if you fail or timed it wrongly. All in all, you'll enjoy the stunning visual of this game, but if you're not good with puzzles, you'll be frustrated by this game, especially for the second act.
I played it and i loved both stories, they are very sentimental and they make you feel like your in their shoes. The art is amazing, the style of the drawings are just beautiful. The thing that i liked the most was the music, it has one of the most beautiful and sentimental soundtracks i've ever heard.
Broken age is a wonderful point and click game made by double fine studios and follows the story of our two protagonists Shay and Vella in a charming and sometimes humorous style. Arc one was great as you could see the vastly different perspectives of our protagonists as they adventure through their own area filled with quirky and unique character and could easily be charmed by the world. However... the second act was a disappointment compared to the first as the exact same characters and area were simply recycled in an effort to quickly conclude the story and provides a dissatisfying ending to the story. Overall most of the game(which mostly consists of Act 1) is pretty decent although the second act is a bit lacking.
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