Tim Schafer's Double Fine studio has finally revealed the first concrete details about Double Fine Adventure
, its highly publicised Kickstarter-funded iOS and Android game.
Officially retitled Broken Age
, Double Fine's upcoming game is a point-and-click adventure in which two different - but thematically linked - stories are told simultaneously.
The first story concerns a young girl who is about to be sacrificed by her village to appease an unpleasant (and presumably hungry) monster.
The girl, who is less than excited by her role in the whole human sacrifice scenario, chooses to resist in an effort to alter her grisly fate.
As the little girl's story is playing out, Broken Age
also follows the journey of a young boy who is trapped alone on a spaceship.
Forced to obey his dictatorial computer guardian, he, too, longs for freedom, and hopes to one day break free of his AI shackles and make the world a better place.Shut up and take my moneyBroken Age
grabbed headlines as one of the first Kickstarter success stories. All told, Double Fine's fundraising campaign attracted a whopping $3,336,371 in donations.
This huge sum of money, which vastly exceed Double Fine's $400,000 target, ensured the development of an iOS and Android version of the game.
Though you can pre-order the PC, Mac, and Linux versions of Broken Age
, there is no solid release window for the iOS and Android ports. We expect them to appear sometime this year, though.