Tim Schafer’s Double Fine Adventure Game Revealed: Meet Broken Age

Tim Schafer’s Double Fine Adventure Game Revealed: Meet Broken Age

It’s been quite some time since the internet gave Tim Schafer a whole bunch of money and unknowingly started the Kickstarter revolution, for better or worse.

Today, at PAX East, the name of that game was finally revealed: Broken Age. There’s a tad more info on the game’s shiny new official site:

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.

I certainly hope so, and I can’t wait to see more of Broken Age.


  • Hnghhhhhh

    Looks so good!

    @dc – $15 pre-order (no doco stuff though) but you get Beta access! Surely that’s the same as buying it when it’s released? 🙂

  • Huh, haven’t gotten a backer email about this yet, but awesome. Can’t recall if this name was one DF was tossing around or was suggested by a backer, but I do recall it being one of the possibilities.

    • It was one of Double Fine’s initial suggestions and arguably the least terrible of them.

      I still think they should have called it Maiden Voyage.

    • It’s not Tim’s most inspired title name. Grim Fandango is probably his best, with Day of the Tentacle a close second.

      Maybe a title of “Worlds Apart” would be better suited. Seems more related to the characters.

      • We’ll have to take his word for it. Perhaps the name might fit into the story when we hear more about it.

        In Schafer We Trust.

  • Interesting that the post-Kickstarter funding has nearly 7,000 backers and kicked in an additional $123,000+.

  • I am kind of looking forward to this. Possibly because the brief description conjures up a “Girl in the Fireplace” type of vibe…

  • Was never really a massive Schafer game fan, but i backed this only because the guy seems legitimately cool and nice. Plus the whole backer behind the scenes of the artists is really cool to watch.

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