On January 13th, I got an email from Double Fine updating me on the impending release of Broken Age. As a backer of the project, I’ve been getting these emails for a while. If I’m honest, I’ve read maybe half of them. Did I say read? I meant scanned. This email, however, contained a small note that frankly I’d have never noticed if not for some other events. The content was this:
You may recall that at one point Broken Age was planned for release under the Steam Early Access program. This is no longer the case. For various logistical reasons, and because we believe Act 1 is a polished and satisfying piece of content in its own right, Broken Age will be a standard Steam release that includes a “Season Pass” granting access to Act 2 once it is complete.
Ok, well that seems completely reasonable. Also, how cool is it that this project, which arguably is as important for being the dawn of game funding through Kickstarter, is to a point where it’s as high a quality as any standard release? Answer: It’s very cool.
Then there was this bit:
This is something that will also be covered in the press release tomorrow, so please refrain from spreading the news now so all details can be shared together.