The product of Double Fine’s record-breaking Kickstarter is finally set to see the light of day, at least for owners of Windows, Mac or Linux platforms. The first Act of Broken Age, Tim Schafer’s first foray into the adventure game genre in 16 years, is scheduled to launch for those platforms on January 28th, Double Fine announced today. The entire game will be just two Acts, and the concluding Act 2 of Broken Age is set to launch later this year as a free update to owners of the game. In regards to other platforms, Double Fine states that “In the future, the game will also ship for Ouya, iOS, and Android." To celebrate the release date of Broken Age Act 1, Double Fine has released a brand new trailer, introducing the main female protagonist Vella.
Broken Age is centered around two main characters, Vella Tartine and Shay Volta, who are embarking on similar adventures in two totally separate worlds. You’ll be able to switch between the two characters at will, and I’m almost positive the two characters’ paths will eventually cross during the course of the game. I have to say, I really love the two-character idea as well as the excellent art style of Broken Age. I’m really excited to get my hands on it, but from the sound of Double Fine’s press release, it sounds like the mobile versions might not come until after Act 2 has been released. Hopefully, their “later in the year" and “in the future" timeframes are just them not wanting to commit to anything to specific just to be safe, and an iOS version of Broken Age won’t be too far off.
We’ll definitely keep an ear open for anything more specific about the iOS release, but if you’re interested in the desktop version of Broken Age Act 1 launching on January 28th, you can pre-order the game right now on Steam.