Broken Age: Act One News (PC)

Double Fine an "alternative" publisher, offer "a way for indies to stay indie"

Posted: 25.03.2014 by Technet2k

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Psychonauts and Broken Age developer Double Fine is getting into the publishing business - sort of - with their focus on lending assistance to indie teams. Escape Goat 2 for PC is partly their doing.

The studio wants to help indies "build their own community and empower them" so they don't become dependent on traditional publishers, or even Double Fine for that matter.

Self-publishing keeps Double Fine afloat, Psychonauts sales 'a steady income'

Posted: 27.02.2014 by Technet2k

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Tim Schafer has said the last two years of Psychonauts sales has been worth more to them than any period before that, simply because Double Fine acquired self-publishing rights to the IP.

Any time there's a Steam sale "it's generating a bunch of money" for the developer, which helps them steer clear of bad publishing deals with "terrible recoup terms".

Schafer talks "wading in a sea of love" and "cold pool of Internet Twitter hate"

Posted: 21.02.2014 by Technet2k

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Double Fine's Tim Schafer has discussed the lessons he and the studio has learnt from their Kickstarted Broken Age adventure, describing what it's like dealing with backers and Internet 'demons'.

They'd been enjoying an outpour of support from backers, but then hit hard by those 'not in the loop' and unleashing a "wave of anti-Kickstarter hate" toward them and the project.

Broken Age officially launches, "Happy Broken Age Act 1 Public Ship Day!"

Posted: 29.01.2014 by Technet2k

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Double Fine's Broken Age is no longer just in the hands of its Kickstarter backers as it now gives itself over to the hulking PC masses to digest. It received one last beta patch before release.

Joe public will never know the horror of having to click to open inventory, instead of just mousing over it. Nor the diabolical click-and-hold to interact objects with one another; heinous!

Broken Age coming to Steam January 28, two character videos released

Posted: 15.01.2014 by nickhorth1

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Already in the hands of Kickstarter backers, Broken Age is coming to Steam on January 28. Act 1 will be included in the initial purchase, with Act 2 available as a free update when it's ready to go.

With the game's story featuring two characters, Double Fine have also released two videos featuring both in action.