Double Fine’s crowdfunded adventure game Broken Age is set for a retail release, thanks to a new partnership between the developer and Nordic Games.
Come spring, Broken Age will arrive in retail stores for the PC, Mac and Linux. Those who don’t want to wait for the game to download can go ahead for the physical release in order to know how the game concludes.
“I am very excited about the retail version of Broken Age,” Double Fine President and CEO Tim Schafer said in a press release. “And also relieved, as having a widely distributed, physical copy of the game will make it more safe from solar flares and EMP bombs and stuff like that. As long as people store their disks in fire proof safes. People do that, right?”
This is not the first time that the two companies have joined forces for a retail release. Last year, they both teamed up for retail releases of Costume Quest, Stacking and Psychonauts.
The Kickstarter campaign for Broken Age began in 2012 where it attracted more than $3.3 million of its original $400,000 goal. A year later, Double Fine revealed plans to split the game in two episodes. The first part was released in January 2014 and which was received warmly. The second part is scheduled for release in early 2015.
Source Nordic Games