part one is due out on Tuesday, January 14 for backers of the game's Kickstarter (yes, all 87,142 of them), Double Fine confirmed to Joystiq. Broken Age
is the result of the Double Fine Adventure
Kickstarter campaign, which raised $3.3 million in March 2012, after asking for just $400,000. That campaign historically kicked off the level of attention gaming Kickstarters enjoy today.
"Haven't shipped a game of my own in 4.5 years, an adventure game in 16, a point-n-click in almost 20. Next Tuesday is going to be exciting!" Double Fine founder Tim Schafer tweeted
In July 2013, Double Fine announced that it needed more money
to complete Broken Age
, and it would split the game into two parts, the first of which would land on Steam Early Access in January. Sales from the first half of Broken Age
and other Double Fine games are intended to sustain production of the second half.