Broken Age: Act 1 is a point-and-click adventure game developed and published by Double Fine. It was released for Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and Xbox One platforms. The game was funded through a successful crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, raising over $3.3 million.
Broken Age tells the story of two teenagers with no immediately apparent connection, each “seeking to break the tradition in their lives”. Vella Tartine (voiced by Masasa Moyo) is a young woman living in the Badlands, a land ravaged by the Mogs, giant creatures that come from beyond a wall called the Plague Dam. Appearing every fourteen years, they are appeased by the sacrifice of young girls at a number of Maiden’s Feasts held at various villages. Vella is determined to break this tradition and save herself from being sacrificed.
Shay Volta (voiced by Elijah Wood) is a young boy living on a spaceship called the Astral Express. Shay is a brilliant inventor who has been trapped on the ship for his entire life. He dreams of escaping and exploring the galaxy.
The player can freely switch between Vella and Shay’s stories, helping them take control of their own lives, and dealing with the unexpected adventures that follow.
Broken Age: Act 1 was well received by critics, scoring 82/100 on review aggregation website Metacritic. The game was praised for its beautiful visuals, charming characters, and clever puzzles. It was also noted for its innovative crowdfunding model, which allowed fans to have a say in the development of the game.
Broken Age: Act 2 was released in 2014. The two acts can be purchased together as a complete adventure.
Here are some additional details about Broken Age: Act 1:
- It takes about 5-6 hours to complete the main story.
- There are a few side quests that can be completed for additional content.
- The game has a number of puzzles that require the player to use their wits and creativity to solve.
- The game is full of humor and heart, and it will appeal to fans of classic point-and-click adventure games.
If you’re looking for a charming, funny, and challenging adventure game, then highly recommend Broken Age: Act 1. It’s a great game for fans of the genre, and it’s also a great introduction to point-and-click adventure games for those who are new to the genre.