Broken Age

Broken Age

Steam
In stock
Digital download
$14
-92%
$1.09

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Broken Age is a family friendly, hand-animated, puzzle-filled adventure game with an all-star cast, including Elijah Wood, Jack Black and Masasa Moyo. Funded by a record breaking crowdfunding campaign and designed by industry legend Tim Schafer, Broken Age is a timeless coming-of-age story of barfing trees and talking spoons. Vella Tartine and Shay Volta are two teenagers in strangely similar situations, but radically different worlds. The player can freely switch between their stories, helpi...
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Broken Age is a family friendly, hand-animated, puzzle-filled adventure game with an all-star cast, including Elijah Wood, Jack Black and Masasa Moyo. Funded by a record breaking crowdfunding campaign and designed by industry legend Tim Schafer, Broken Age is a timeless coming-of-age story of barfing trees and talking spoons.

Vella Tartine and Shay Volta are 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.

Starring:

Elijah Wood as Shay
Masasa Moyo as Vella
Jack Black as Harm'ny Lightbeard
Jennifer Hale as Mom
Wil Wheaton as Curtis
Pendleton Ward as Gus

Configurations

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  • OS *: Windows XP Service Pack 3
  • Processor: 1.7 GHz Dual Core
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260, ATI Radeon 4870 HD, Intel HD 3000, or equivalent card with at least 512 MB VRAM
  • DirectX: Version 9.0
  • Storage: 2500 MB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
  • Additional Notes: Must have OpenGL 3 with GLSL version 1.3

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Recent reviews

Broken Age, a point-and-click adventure game developed by Double Fine Productions, is a charming and nostalgic journey through the world of classic adventure games. It's a game split into two intertwining stories, one featuring Vella Tartine, a young girl chosen to be sacrificed to a monstrous creature, and the other following Shay Volta, a boy trapped on a spaceship under the watchful eye of a nurturing, but overbearing AI.

The game's most notable aspect is its captivating art style, reminiscent of hand-painted illustrations. The hand-crafted visuals bring the world to life and make every scene a work of art. The character designs are unique and expressive, adding depth to the story.

The voice acting in Broken Age is top-notch, with a talented cast that brings the characters to life with humor and emotion. The witty and well-written dialogue keeps you engaged and invested in the unfolding narratives.

The puzzles in the game are challenging without being frustrating. They require creative thinking and exploration, staying true to the classic point-and-click adventure formula. Each character's story offers a different gameplay experience, adding variety to the overall adventure.

The game's dual-narrative structure keeps you engaged as you switch between Vella and Shay, slowly uncovering the mysteries of their respective worlds. The contrast between Vella's fantasy world and Shay's futuristic one adds depth to the storytelling.

One minor downside is that some players may find the pacing a bit uneven, with certain sections feeling slower or less engaging than others. However, the intriguing plot and delightful characters make up for any pacing issues.

Broken Age is a heartwarming and beautifully crafted adventure that pays homage to the golden age of point-and-click games while adding its own unique charm. It's a testament to the enduring appeal of the genre and the creative storytelling prowess of Double Fine Productions. I would wholeheartedly recommend Broken Age to fans of adventure games and anyone seeking a captivating and visually stunning gaming experience. With its memorable characters, engaging puzzles, and enchanting world, it easily earns a well-deserved spot in the pantheon of great adventure games.
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