It’s been almost two years now since Double Fine did their Kickstarter. And then suddenly Broken Age: Act 1 was ready and in my email inbox. As someone who doesn’t really read the backer updates too closely, I will admit I was kinda taken with my trousers down.
The game is not quite out for official release yet. The 27th of January, I believe; I noticed it being up for pre-order now. As a Kickstarter backer though, I got early access, only this early access is the proper game. Sort of. It’s hard to talk about this game without going into the… issues it’s had. So let’s not even try to skirt around it, and just dive right in.
I have now played and completed The Cave quite thoroughly. 3 playthroughs, all 7 characters run through, 2 of them twice, so I feel like I have good grounds to write up one of my sorta reviews on it.
The Cave is a product of Double Fine, and published by Sega. It launched across all platforms simultaneously: Windows, Mac, Linux, Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii U. If Tim Schaefer’s twitter is to be believed, this is their first game on a Nintendo console, which coincidentally is the version I played. It was about 1.3 GB to download, and cost 105 NOK, which is about €14 or your regional equivalent, and I believe it’s fairly similar on all platforms.