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This article was published on January 10, 2014


Double Fine will give backers part one of its $3.3m Kickstarter game Broken Age on January 14

Double Fine will give backers part one of its $3.3m Kickstarter game Broken Age on January 14
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Double Fine will release the first part of Broken Age, the adventure game it funded with a $3.3 million Kickstarter campaign, on January 14.

The release date was hinted at by studio founder Tim Schafer and later confirmed to Joystiq. “Haven’t shipped a game of my own in 4.5 years, an adventure game in 16, a point-n-click in almost 20,” he said on Twitter earlier today. “Next Tuesday is going to be exciting!”

Double Fine originally set out to raise $400,000 with the Double Fine Adventure campaign on Kickstarter. Despite obliterating that target, the studio decided to split the game into two parts in order to raise further funding. “Even though we received much more money from our Kickstarter than we, or anybody, anticipated,” Schafer said in a note to backers, “that didn’t stop me from getting excited and designing a game so big that it would need even more money.”

Little is known about the title, except that Hollywood actors Jack Black and Elijah Wood will be providing voice work for some of the main characters. The game is also slated for a January release on Steam Early Access, although it’s not yet clear if this is part of the launch for backers next Tuesday.

Joystiq / Tim Schafer (Twitter)