Admittedly, we’ve been pretty skeptical about Double Fine’s upcoming adventure game, Broken Age, what with all the production delays and budget concerns. But, the company just released two longer, fully-animated, fully-voiced trailers to promote Act I of the game, and oh my god—they’re gorgeous. Give us more!
Above is the trailer for Vella’s story, which I’m just a bit more excited about, to be brutally honest — it’s hard to find good female protagonists with darker skin colors in games, and the whole girl-fighting-back-against-society-that-has-no-problem-with-her-being-eaten storyline definitely resonates with me. That’s not to say that Shay’s trailer, below, doesn’t look just as interesting and compelling, because it certainly does. Overprotective A.I. mother figure sheltering a biological life form from the outside world? Yes, please.
Act 1 was just made available to everyone who backed the original kickstarter last year, but for everybody else, it will be ready to download from Steam on January 28. I was only mildly interested before, but I’m definitely marking my calendar now. Those trailers are seriously excellent.
- We did kind of think all the complaining about their budget problems was annoying, though
- Hopefully Massive Chalice is coming along as well
- In the meantime, let’s remember how great Psychonauts was