Double Fine and Nordic Games Combine for Retail Release of Broken Age

Nordic Games and Double Fine, the producers of memorable games such as Psychonauts, Brütal Legend, and Costume Quest, are teaming up later this Spring to bring the point-and-click adventure game Broken Age to stores nationwide. The game will be available on a variety of computer platforms including PC, Mac, and Linux, and marks the first adventure game from Tim Schafer in over sixteen years. That’s not only an exciting prospect for fans of his games but also for those interested in adventure games. Want even more? The game will feature a German dub, just in case you want to play the game in German!

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“After releasing Costume Quest, Psychonauts, and Stacking for retail in 2014, this marks another important step in our almost heist-free cooperation,” said Reinhard Pollice, Business & Product Development Director at Nordic Games. “With Broken Age, 2015 starts off great for aficionados of the adventure game genre. Our intel also suggests that Germany is a veritable stronghold when it comes to pointing and clicking, hence the new German voice-overs for Broken Age make us very happy.”

“I am very excited about the retail version of Broken Age,” said Double Fine President and CEO Tim Schafer. “And also relieved, as having a widely distributed, physical copy of the game will make it more safe from solar flares and EMP bombs and stuff like that. As long as people store their disks in fire-proof safes. People do that, right?”

“Not really,” replied COO Justin Bailey, “but people who purchase the physical copy can get to playing the exciting conclusion without having to wait for the game to download!”

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Double Fine’s Broken Age, funded nearly 3 years ago via one of the most successful Kickstarter campaigns of all time, takes players on a journey through a surreal world that could only come from the mind of Tim Schafer and his team. Players assume the role of two different teenage characters, Vella Tartine and Shay Volta, and explore the lives of the game’s protagonists that are very similar while living in two vastly different worlds. Don’t forget the barfing trees and talking spoons in the grand adventure game tradition. That’s a thing isn’t it? The title was split into two separate episodes initially, with the first releasing in January of 2014. The second act, due out this month, will be included in the full retail release from Nordic and Double Fine.

Broken Age launches this spring, and you can be sure we’ll have more news as it becomes available both on our site and on Twitter @APGNation.

Source: Nordic Games 

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My name is Nicole Seraphita and I’m 27. I’ve been gaming since the days of the NES and have owned at least one system from each generation since then. My favorite type of games if most definitely RPGs, with my favorites being titles like Chrono Cross, Persona 4, and Tales of Xillia, though I also sometimes dabble in platforming games, fighting games, and visual novels. When I’m not writing for APGNation or playing games, I enjoy table top and card games, watch anime, and write fiction that I occasionally publish online. I tend to write a lot of Sci-fi and the occasional bit of fantasy, with the often overlooked sub-genre of Biopunk being my favorite. I’ve also written a few visual novels, though only one of them has made it all the way to completion thus far. My current dream is to be able to bring the Monster Girl genre to a western audience.

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