Double Fine was one of the first to jump on the Kickstarter bandwagon and in July 2012 ran a campaign looking for $400,000 to build a traditional point and click adventure. The project funded hitting over 3.3 million dollars and over the last year and a half has evolved into a game called Broken Age. The first half of the game will become available today to all Kickstarter backers and available publicly on Steam on 28 January. Act Two will be released as a free update later this year.
If you are a backer watch your email and you will receive a Humble Bundle link to a page that contains a steam code. The page will also contain the soundtrack and will have other backer rewards added as they become available.
So whats the game about?
Broken Age follows two parallel stories as the player switches back and forth at will between main characters Shay (Elijah Wood) and Vella (Masasa Moyo). The former is a teenage boy living alone in a spaceship following the destruction of his homeworld, while the latter is a girl who’s been chosen as a sacrifice to save her village. While Shay rebels against the overprotective AI his parents left to coddle him, Vella runs from her fate and seeks to slay the monster that’s been tormenting her village. The cast is rounded out by Wil Wheaton, Jack Black and Jennifer Hale.