In a blog post announcing the availability of Broken Age Act 1, Double Fine Productions has confirmed that the anticipated Kickstarter-backed game is also expected to reach Ouya, Android, and - most importantly - iOS “in the future.”
The news surfaced online at Double Fine’s website, and here the developer explains that Broken Age Act 1 - which is the first graphic adventure game led by Tim Schafer in 16 years - will be available for Windows, OS X, and Linux on Jan. 18 (from Steam).
Broken Age Act 1 was developed thanks to support received from a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign. Developer Double Fine asked for $400,000, and received more than $3 million in pledges from fans of Schafer’s work. Broken Age Act 1 was subsequently developed, and now it’s set for release; furthermore, a sequel is also in the pipeline.
Double Fine explains:
Broken Age tells the story of Vella Tartine and Shay Volta, 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.
But how does this relate to iOS? Well, staying true to the developer’s original promise, Double Fine has confirmed in its blog post that both acts of Broken Age will be available for mobile devices - including iOS - “in the future.” Though no definite timeframe has been provided, the developer assures fans that versions of the game for iOS, Android, and Ouya are in the works.
Broken Age promises gamers “beautiful, 2D, hand-painted” graphics, an original orchestral soundtrack, and an “all-star vocal cast” featuring Elijah Wood, Jack Black, Wil Wheaton, Jennifer Hale, Pendleton Ward, Masasa Moyo, and many more.
More significantly, though, Broken Age is the first project led by Tim Schafer in 16 years. He said:
It’s been sixteen years since I’ve made an adventure game, almost twenty years since I’ve made a point-and-click, and just shy of two years since I dared the internet to force me to make one.
Coming back to the genre has been like finding an old jacket in a box in your garage that you haven’t worn in twenty years, but once you shake the dust off and put it on you realize it’s an amazing jacket and it still fits, and once you patch the holes in the pockets it could easily take a spot in your main jacket rotation.
Here’s hoping an iOS version of Broken Age isn’t too far off. We’ll keep you updated with further information on the title as we receive it.
In the meantime, preorders for the desktop version are available now, and as mentioned, Broken Age Act 1 is set for release on Jan. 28. Below, we’ve included a trailer for the forthcoming game.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuCErygUS_g&feature=player_embedded
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