Broken Age is out now for everyone on all platforms, and we very much hope you're enjoying it Some people seem to be getting stuck on some of the puzzles, so we decided to set up a unique service for a limited time only.
At 3pm PST (that's now!) and for about an hour or so, we'll open the Double Fine Adventure Hint line for all to call and get help with Broken Age, and we'll be streaming it too.
So join us here: http://www.twitch.tv/doublefine and call us on +1 970 HEX-IPAL
p.s it's just us with a cellphone, so sorry if you don't get through.
Sidequest: "Just Take it Seriously" Matt Hansen
A Brand new Side Quest for launch day, this time with our VP of Development, Matt Hansen. Remember to watch the video on kickstarter!
Dear Backers of Adventure!
This is Tim.
On the eve of our special backer preview of Broken Age Act 2 (aka "Broken Age") I feel moved to write you all a poem. Please bear with me.
O! Backers, sweet backers,
Dear backers of ours!
Put down your power tools!
Pull over your cars!
Something is happening.
It's so effing good.
It came slow, but it came
As fast as it could.
Here's something I've waited
three years to say:
Broken Age is finished
and ready to play.
Holy smokes! Can you believe it? It feels weird. Weirder than I can summarise with that smiley face emoticon. I definitely feel happy, and relieved, and grateful. But mostly I'm just excited! Because I like the game and I hope you will too!
Be on the lookout for an email from Humble Bundle with special instructions for getting the game early on Steam. Then play Broken Age! Your old save game will work, but I personally recommend starting over from the beginning. Now, now, no grumbling. You don't HAVE to. I can't force you. YET. But you really should, and after all, it won't take you long since you know all the puzzles. :) There are just so many hints and story set ups that happen in Act 1 that you need to remember for Act 2 to make sense. Plus, achievements! Anyway, whatevs. You don't have to start over. That's just my recommendation. I'm like that waiter that tells you how to eat your food. No actual legal authority, but you know he's right about the ponzu sauce.
Sounds like a cliche, but it's a fact: This has been a long and crazy journey that we've all been on together. It's been a documentary and a phenomenon and a news item, but now it's just a game. And I really hope you like it because you helped to make it. And not just with your money. :)
Everybody else gets the game on Tuesday. It comes out that day on PC/Mac/Linux, and also PS4, VITA, OUYA, iPad, iPhone, and Android! So please tell all your friends! Feel free to be loud about it! We need to make sure the internet is filled with Broken Age buzz on Tuesday so everybody the world over knows that adventure games aren't dead! Well, I guess they heard that three years ago, but I think it's time they all hear it again.
This isn't our final word to you, the backers. There's another documentary episode coming, and probably more updates. Plus, I think I left my jacket at your house. But this is a huge milestone--shipping the game!--so lets raise a spoonful of flavored nutritional paste and toast to Vella and Shay, and to Broken Age--the game that we all made together.
Thanks for backing. And for sticking by us for three years. You were the best thing that ever happened to us. :)