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Broken Age: Act 2 has been fully funded, says Schafer

Saturday, 22nd February 2014 19:34 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Broken Age: Act 2 has been fully funded, according to Double Fine boss Tim Schafer.

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Speaking with GI International, Schafer said the team’s plan to split the game into two parts to fund final development paid-off in the end.

“We’ve made enough that we can make the second half of the game for sure,” he said. “And we’re not done making it to all the platforms because we haven’t released it on iPad yet.

“I feel that’s going to be a really interesting platform for adventure games. It’s such a fun place to play point-and-click graphic adventures, and so many people have them. That’s exciting to me.”

In January it was announced Broken Age would no longer be released through Steam Early Access as planned “for various logistical reasons.” Double Fine opted instead to release Act 1 as a standard Steam release with a  Season Pass granting access to Act 2 upon  completion.

Act 1 of Broken Age was released on January 28 for PC, Mac and Linux through Steam.

Act 2, the conclusion of Broken Age, will ship later this year and is also in development for Android, iOS and Ouya.

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4 Comments

  1. TheWulf

    I’m glad to hear that. Broken Age is a genuinely lovely thing that’s invited so much speculation amongst my little group. We’re pretty much an [i]Imagination Tank[/i] as-is, and there’s little we like more than a good, properly handled mystery dropped in our laps. Especially when it’s not a murder mystery (since that’s been done forever, and it’s getting a little old, now).

    And really, if you’re not speculating about Broken Age, you’re doing it wrong! The most fun puzzles are ones surrounding the plot and figuring out the truth of what’s really going on, here.

    SPOILERS FOLLOW! SPOILERS FOLLOW! SPOILERS FOLLOW!

    So, if you’re interested, here’s a tidbit I’ll throw your way:

    1. Shay needs to be fed.
    2. Where does all this food come from?
    3. One of his cereals is a reference to [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soylent_Green]soylent green[/url].
    4. Shay doesn’t seem to have been the first child on the ship, considering how long Alex has been in crisolation.
    5. How was the ship feeding the occupants?
    6. Shay’s parasite infested ship (Mog Chothra, if you prefer, but if you don’t believe it is Shay’s ship then just take a look at the monitors and wires in the wolf bloke’s section) has been collecting human sacrifices.
    7. HUMAN FOOD PROCESSING.

    Just a theory. 8D But yes, that has the potential to be interesting, and it’s one of many, many, many theories we have. I love this.

    It’s going to be interesting to see where Tim actually goes with this.

    #1 10 months ago
  2. TheWulf

    Poop. I used the wrong tags. Could someone fix that?

    I miss the edit function, because I use the wrong tags a lot. *cough.* I’ve always had that problem. If there’s a kind of dyslexia for the kinds of tags a site uses, I have it.

    #2 10 months ago
  3. The_Red

    That image brought a happy smile to my face. Talking to that tree about murders (Of the tree / wood kind) and then making him barf was simply amazing. Also, I’ll never look at Stools the same way again.

    #3 10 months ago
  4. Radaway

    Schafer talked about it at length when he was on our show this week. http://www.640toronto.com/2014/02/22/vgs-feb-15-indie-meets-big-budget-titanfall-preview-and-tim-schafer-talks-broken-age/

    #4 10 months ago

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