Broken Age, the Double Fine adventure game that kickstarted the Kickstarter phenomenon, is coming to the PS Vita on April 28 in a cross-buy offer with the PS4.
The game was pitched to the public as a return to the classic point-and-click adventure games that so many of us loved in the hey-day of LucasArts and Sierra. Its reception by the public was so overwhelming that the scope of the game grew and grew until it got too big causing the developers realized they went to far. This is what led to the game being divided in half, with the Act 1 being released on PC in January of last year. Now the complete game will be coming to PS Vita next month.
Broken Age tells the story of Shay and Vella, two strangers in very different world who live very similar lives. Vella is a girl who has been honored with the duty of being sacrificed for the safety of her village, only for her to decide that she doesn’t find it an honor. Shay on the other hand is trapped on a space station where his every need is catered to by an ever attentive computer AI. Both are unhappy with their station in life and seek to break out into something better.
The game was critically acclaimed when it was first released and it was a surprise when they revealed at the PlayStation Experience that it would be coming to the PS Vita. Double Fine is quickly becoming a major Vita developer following the launch of Grim Fandango and having Day of the Tentacle currently in production.
The entire production of the game was filmed for the creation of a documentary which can no be viewed for free on YouTube.