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Broken Age Act 2 Arriving Early Next Year

by Kyle Hilliard on Nov 30, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Double Fine shared an update recently regarding the launch of the second act of Broken Age and the finish line is visible, even it is a little further out than expected.

In a post on its website, Double Fine's Greg Rice offered a status update for the game. Broken Age's second act recently entered alpha for both the protagonist characters, leaving only a final finale section left to enter alpha. Playtesting is going smoothly with no apparent necessary retooling of puzzles or story, etc., and players are apparently spending about 8-12 hours on the follow-up act, making it considerably longer than the game's first act.

Final recording sessions are happening next week, which means the game should be entering full beta soon. Rice writes a new release schedule will be easier to formulate with all of this work complete and will share it soon, but the second act, and in turn the full Broken Age experience, should release early next year.

For our review of Broken Age's first act, head here. The decision to split Broken Age into two parts happened last summer. Recently, Double Fine experiences layoffs after an unannounced project fell through.

[Source: Double Fine, via Polygon, Reddit]


Our Take
I'm excited to finally experience Broken Age in full. I enjoyed the first act and have high hopes for part two. Its delays have been disappointing, but I am optimistic the full experience will be worth the wait.