Double Fine has now revealed a trailer for their new project Broken Age a 2D-action game with point and click elements, involving many well know stars doing voice over like Elijah Wood, Jennifer Hale, Will Wheaton, and Pendleton Ward and last but not least Jack Black.
Double Fine is a well known and respected indie-development company with a good amount of hit games under its belt. To name a couple title they have worked on: The Cave, a remarkable game about human nature making the player see that for every action there is a reaction and Brütal Legend, featuring a roadie taken to a medieval-ish world in which the main character is voiced by Jack Black.
Broken Age is in two Acts, Act One will be released January 28, 2014, and Act Two will be released later this year as a free updated. The story is about two teenagers. A girl named Vella Tartine and a boy named Shay Volta, they live in very different worlds yet they have similar lives. Neither have much control over their lives.
Vella is a citizen in a village living under the tyranny of a great monster, and nobody dares to fight it. Once it was a great village full of fighters; now their spirits are broken except for Vella’s. She wants to not only fight the monster but kill it.
Shay on the other hand is alone in space in the escape pod which carried him to safety when his planet was dying. He’s not completely alone his ships artificial intelligence takes care of him, feeds him, bathes him and entertains him. Yet, he too has little control over his live. The story is about how they take back control over their lives and the mystery’s that are revealed. Double Fine seems to have done it again delivering an original piece and a baffling concept.
Broken Age Act one will be released on January 28, 2014, and is available for pre-order in Steam.