Broken Age is the upcoming point-and-click adventure video game from Tim Schafer. His first in the genre since 1998’s Grim Fandango and it looks lovely.
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.
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.
The game began two years ago in a historic, record-breaking Kickstarter campaign. Now it’s here in all it’s beautiful, 2D, hand-painted glory, with an original orchestral soundtrack and an all-star vocal cast.
The first Act of Broken Age is scheduled to launch for Windows, Mac and Linux on January 28th. An iOS and Android version are due sometime in the future.
Watch the first trailer below.
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