Broken Age Part 1 releasing this Tuesday (January 14th)

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Wow, so you're super cynical. Broken Age is not the first KS game to get out.
To be fair, Broken Age was the first high-profile video game Kickstarter, and still one of the largest. I think the biggest one to be released so far was Shadowrun Returns, which got a quarter of the funding. The other really notable games off the top of my head are FTL (which was a huge success but a relatively small KS) and Strike Suit Zero. I'm probably missing a few, though.
 
Sep 27, 2009
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I'm slowly getting sick of episodic games. especially, if you have to wait FOREVER to get another episode. I will wait.
Same. I'm still waiting for the second part of the Bioshock Infinite DLC before I but the first, waiting on The Walking Dead Season 2 to finish before I jump in and gonna wait for all of Broken Age to be finished before I play it even though I backed it ages ago.
 
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Wow, so you're super cynical. Broken Age is not the first KS game to get out.
I do think there's something symbolic about this release, though, given that it arguably was responsible for opening the floodgates. I suspect people will like to champion it as 'proving the concept works / doesn't work' simply for that reason despite how often it's pointed out that many games have been released through crowdfunding before and after Broken Age, with Shadowrun and Broken Sword being two particularly large-budget - and IMO, successful - ones.
 
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This is a glorious moment. I've been waiting for Tim Schafer to return to adventure games since he released Psychonauts. That game mostly stunk and most of Double Fine's other games have been lackluster. I'm so happy that I was able to help fund his return to the genre, and hopefully, greatness. :)
 

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He's a pretty swell guy in my books anyway.
Aug 30, 2005
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A lot of them do, in my experience. Humble Bundle is really useful for crowd-funded projects.
I guess I haven't backed that many so far. Was it an option for Shadowrun Returns and Broken Sword V? That's all I think I've backed that's come out so far, with Banner Saga coming out soon too.
 
Dec 10, 2008
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Is the documentary going to continue after part one is released? I stopped watching when the game started getting into shape in order to know as little as possible, but I assume it'll be safe for the most part after playing it. Really great stuff up to that point too.
 
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I was so incredibly hyped for this when it was announced, but now Im not sure I even care. Took way too much time to get out :(
I was starting to feel that way for a while, and it's part of why I largely won't be backing projects on KS anymore, but the recent footage got me back on board the hype train. Hopefully once the game is released, it'll win you back over too!
 
Jun 17, 2013
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I literally installed Steam for Linux about 30 minutes ago for the first time. 35 out of my 96 games are supported, which kind of shocked me.
Yeah, I think that's about the same ratio for me. I bet also if you look at the date they were published, the more recent ones are much more likely to have Linux support.

OT: this game looks cool, and I am not an adventure game guy.
 
May 14, 2006
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on what platforms will it be on? ps4/3? android?
PC/Mac/Linux/Android/iOS/Ouya are all confirmed at this point, but I wouldn't expect all the ports to come out until after Part 2 is released.

Is the documentary going to continue after part one is released? I stopped watching when the game started getting into shape in order to know as little as possible, but I assume it'll be safe for the most part after playing it. Really great stuff up to that point too.
Yes it is. They're still going to keep away from Part 2 spoilers.
 
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Guys, don't expect part 2 to come any time soon. In the documentary they show that they're not too far into it as of October/November last year.

It won't take as along as part 1 since all their tools and processes are now mature, but I wouldn't be surprised if part 2 doesn't come out until late 2014.
 
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Guys, don't expect part 2 to come any time soon. In the documentary they show that they're not too far into it as of October/November last year.

It won't take as along as part 1 since all their tools and processes are now mature, but I wouldn't be surprised if part 2 doesn't come out until late 2014.
Part 2 is slated for May, I believe. It might take longer, but it shouldn't be more than half a year or so.

And IIRC Part 1 is roughly 2/3 of the entire game's content.
 
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That already happened whne I played a bunch of other great kickstarter games like FTL and Volgarr.
FTL was great, but I don't know if it counts. It was a fairly modest goal, and from what I remember, the game was already mostly done by the time they asked for funding for the final leg of development.

Wow, so you're super cynical. Broken Age is not the first KS game to get out.
It's not me that's cynical; I've backed all the projects mentioned in this thread, but there are many who decried developers' use of Kickstarter as a legitimate option for funding game development. I'm trying to say that delivery of DFA, the first big game Kickstarter, as well as multiple other notable projects in the same time period will hopefully represent a clear trend of backers' faith being rewarded and close the door on the doubts that Kickstarter is viable.
 
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Sorry for the minor confusion!

14th is backers-only; there is no way for non-backers to get in on the game before the public release date. We'll be announcing the public release on the 14th, once the backers have the game, but Part 1 will have a backer-exclusive period.

If you're a backer, you'll be getting an email next week; fulfillment will be very easy. You'll get a Steam key via Humble. We have some requests for our backers in terms of spoilers etc., we'll explain those in next week's backer update.

Edit: One more thing. For boring logistical reasons, the game is no longer Steam Early Access. It's just a regular Steam game. But anyone who has Part 1 (either by being a backer, or by buying the game via preorder or public sale) will get Part 2 included when it comes out.
 
Jun 23, 2010
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Yesssssssssssssssssssssssss WHERE CAN I PRE-ORDER THIS?!?!?!
EDIT: Oh backers only huh?
In that case WHEN CAN I PRE-ORDER THIS?!!?!?!?!?
 
Jan 26, 2010
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One week before my birthday, can't wait. I'm so excited to finally play (some) of it!

This year is going to be great for Double Fine. Broken Age, Hack N' Slash, Spacebase's ongoing development, and hopefully Massive Chalice.