Broken Age

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Broken Age
DeveloperDouble Fine Productions
PublisherDouble Fine Productions
SystemsAndroid, iOS, Linux, mac OS, Ouya, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox One
ReleasedAct 1
Linux/mac OS/Windows: January 14, 2014
Ouya: May 30, 2014
iOS: June 12, 2014
Android: April 28, 2015
PS4/Vita NA: April 28, 2015
PS4/Vita EU: April 29, 2015
Act 2
NA: April 28, 2015
EU: April 29, 2015
Full game
Nintendo Switch: September 13, 2018
Added to
museum
PAX East Special Edition: April 22, 2016

Broken Age is a game that started as a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for fans to fund a point and click adventure with a team led by Tim Schafer, and including input by Ron Gilbert (although only in the planning stages), under the working title of Double Fine Adventure. The working title was later used for the documentary series by 2-Player Productions that was also funded by the crowdfunding campaign.

Plot

The game tells the story of a boy and a girl living 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.

Versions

Broken Age was first released for Windows, Linux, and mac OS and was released on Steam and in a DRM-free version on GOG.com. The game also was released for some iOS and Android devices, including Ouya, as well as PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and Nintendo Switch.

Release

It was originally scheduled to be released during October 2012, but the budget was larger than originally expected so the team moved the release date back, first to September 2013, and then to early 2014 in order to take the time needed to make the game with higher quality assets than originally planned.

The game was first released in two parts through Steam Early Access and episodically through GOG.com. It was then released as one full game for the full release. The first part was released in January 2014. The final part was released in April 2015.

A Nintendo Switch port of the entire game was released on September 13, 2018.