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Double Fine Action ForumsenCopyright 20162016-06-28T04:49:28-08:00Backer Blu-ray Production Status
http://www.doublefine.com/forums/viewthread/17348/#When:12:19:43Z<p>(moved from backer forums)</p>
<p>I thought it would be helpful to have a general update thread going here for the blu-ray stuff. It feels like things are moving along at a nice pace, here’s a general breakdown of what’s going on-</p>
<p>EDIT- Just going to use the Google doc for progress tracking since it’s easier to stay on top of.</p>
<p><span style="font-size:16px;"><b>Google Doc Spreadsheet</b></span></p>
</p>2015-07-21T12:19:43-08:00Minor Bug – stuck in the control room forever
<p>While I wasn’t an actual Slacker Backer, I am a true slacker in that I only just got around to finally playing Act 2 all the way through (which by the way, I loved – life just gets in the way).</p>
<p>Anyway, I came across a minor issue where Vella and Hope get trapped in the control room of the Bassinostra forever – I had, perhaps too eagerly, moved the debris back into place after Vella crosses it on her way to the control room. Which is fine, really, I just had her using the teleporters and didn’t go back into that corridor. Except that when I got into the control room and she and Hope get trapped in there by Marek, I can’t get the Hexigal past the debris in the corridor to fix the broken door panel. </p>
<p>I actually had to reload an earlier save so that I could get back into the control room the first time with the debris safely out of the way, and the Hexigal then had no troubles getting to the door.</p>
<p>So I would suggest either having the debris move out of the way magically (after all, the ship does tip over massively before Vella and Hope get locked in the control room), so the Hexigal always can get past, or maybe put in a button for having some arms drop down and move it out of the way when you are in the central control console.</p>
<p>Thanks a bunch Double Fine, you guys are awesome and I am, though rather late to the finish, super pleased to have been a part of this.
</p>2016-06-27T12:00:37-08:00Now the dust has settled…
http://www.doublefine.com/forums/viewthread/17479/#When:05:04:07Z<p>Now that the dust has settled, what do you think of Broken Age?</p>
<p>Myself, I have no regrets about backing and I largely enjoyed the game a lot. I still think that many of the elements of the story in the second act were poorly explained, especially in comparison with what I usually expect from Tim’s worldbuilding skills. And I think that the puzzles that required knowledge that the characters wouldn’t have are, for me, slightly story-breaking (the idea that the two characters have some sort of mystical intuitive link is good, but not really properly explored, and so doesn’t wash for me). I don’t think the Act 2 puzzles were as terrible as some commentators have said, though - I think clues were generally speaking well-signposted and they provided a few really satisfying moments for me.</p>
<p>I don’t think I’ll look back on it with the same fondness as those older 90s adventure games, and much of that is just because I was in my teens in the 90s, those games were formative, and so expecting the same thing at the age of 33 is not very reasonable. I do think some of it, though, is because those worlds were more coherent, especially after around 1993 when they started getting really confident with it and the puzzles did make a bit more sense within it.</p>
<p>Nevertheless, I think it was a very successful project in the ways it needed to be. What I would be interested in seeing is if Double Fine could create a game in a similar adventurey vein, but on their own terms, with the freedom to invent their own mechanics, and without pressure from backers (and I include myself in this) to make the game a certain level of difficult. They’ve created a fine game, but more they’ve got themselves a lovely engine in which to make story-focused games, and I’d love to see it stretch its legs a little.
</p>2015-10-07T05:04:07-08:00Broken Age Backers: Final Rewards update thread
http://www.doublefine.com/forums/viewthread/17470/#When:11:51:08Z<p>There are a few items still outstanding to our outstanding Backers, and we wanted to make an update thread here to keep people in the know.<br />
When we get any key information about when these things are coming, we’ll post it here!</p>
<p>The latest news on the Blu Ray, big Box and art book can be found here:</p>
<p><b>Big Box & Blu Ray.</b><br />
The production of the Blu Ray is being updated here:</p>
</p>2015-10-02T11:51:08-08:00Backers at Physical Levels! Please Check Your Email!
http://www.doublefine.com/forums/viewthread/17954/#When:20:58:07Z<p>FanGamer has started sending out New Surveys to finalize everything.</p>
<p>This is Big Box, Artbook, ALL physical rewards.</p>
<p>Till you fill this out and confirm your new address FanGamer won’t be able to proceed, so get to it.</p>
<p>The email will be from <br />
Fangamer Mailroom <firstname.lastname@example.org></p>
<p>with this subject:<br />
ACTION REQUIRED: Double Fine Adventure Final Rewards Survey</p>
<p>Just fill out and you’ll get an order number to keep track of.
</p>2016-05-04T20:58:07-08:00Playing Broken Age with children
http://www.doublefine.com/forums/viewthread/17948/#When:12:28:58Z<p>My nephews are playing Broken Age. They can only play in my house since it doesn’t work on their computer, so they’ve been at it for months, a little bit every couple of weeks or so. But still, I’ve never seen them so engaged with a narrative before! They’re so excited about the plot twists and love to speculate about what’s next.</p>
<p>You know how it sometimes takes a while to further connect the dots after watching the Act 1 cliffhanger? Yesterday my nephew finally went: “Oh! Ohhhhhhhh! I get it! The maidens being kidnapped… that was <i>us</i>, picking up the cute little creatures!”, utterly mindblown. It’s a joy to see them appreciate storytelling on its own sake, rather than the hype/merchandise aspect that kids are brainwashed with these days.</p>
<p>And I relished being able to explain to them why Vella was calling “the hexipals” maidens. Thank you for helping bring feminism to my nephews’ lives, Tim <3</p>
<p>Also, they find the game scary, but in a way they’re enjoying. Yesterday they saw Marek take off his mask for the first time and they yelled, lol.</p>
<p>They need help with the puzzles because they’re too young to solve most of them, but I mostly just nudge them along. For example, once we picked up the snake I recommended they use the Spoon on the Mayor again, and after explaining to them what “constricting pressure to the abdomen” means, the younger one thought of using the snake.</p>
<p>Oddly, my young teenage nieces have been way less interested in the game, but they’re also going through a “I’m a teenager therefore I hate everything” phase and know less English than my nephews do.</p>
<p>Any similar stories?
</p>2016-05-03T12:28:58-08:00Art of Broken Age Exhibition. Can be viewed online if you request it!
http://www.doublefine.com/forums/viewthread/18007/#When:17:19:21Z<p>There’s going to be an exhibition of Broken Age art and fanart (also signing and panel), and if you can’t attend in person, you can fill in the ‘Preview Inquiry’ form on the site to be able to at least be able to see all the art digitally. You’ll receive an “invite link” by email the night before the exhibition. This is the site:<br />
http://www.doublefine.com/forums/viewthread/16575/#When:17:25:50Z<p>Is it going to be possible to purchase or pre-purchase a DFA blu-ray? I missed the kickstarter and became a slacker-backer so i missed the opportunity to get one. </p>
Thanks anyone who helps,</p>
<p>place a link and burn with fire if there is already a thread about this.
</p>2015-02-27T17:25:50-08:00Backers: Final rewards update 25th Feb
http://www.doublefine.com/forums/viewthread/17777/#When:15:45:24Z<p>Hello Backers of Adventure!</p>
<p>We have some exciting news regarding the two final backer rewards that really should be in your hands by now! (Luckily though we are rapidly approaching that moment!) </p>
<p><b>The Art of Broken Age</b></p>
<p>We announced a while back that the Art of Broken Age book would be made in conjunction with Dark Horse, and they’ve been digging through all the artwork and compiling it into a really sexy looking package. We’re happy to report that the layout of the book has been finalized, and Tim has finished personally writing all the captions. We’re so close to being done that we were able to throw a signing party to get the whole team’s signatures on the tip-ins on the inside cover.</p>
<p><img src="http://www.doublefine.com/images/uploads/IMG_0864_thumb.jpg" alt='IMG_0864_thumb.jpg' /></p>
<p>The Art of Broken Age will be available in three delicious flavors. One normal edition that will be sold in stores, one special edition with a special cover that we will sell at shows, and one super duper edition for backers only! What makes the backer version so super duper special? It’s LOVE! And also, YARN! </p>
<p>You see, aside from the signed tip-ins sporting a new piece of art from Bagel, this awesome book is undergoing an honest-to-goodness Yarn Pal HUG ATTACK! That’s right! The super duper edition cover is made of actual, sentient yarn! At least, it looks sentient. Not sure if it really is, but just to be safe—be nice to it. And hug it often. Here’s an artist’s rendition:</p>
<p><img src="http://www.doublefine.com/images/uploads/094e71ce-e706-4025-b7fb-5bc242b4dd35_thumb.jpeg" alt='094e71ce-e706-4025-b7fb-5bc242b4dd35_thumb.jpeg' /></p>
The Art of Broken Age is scheduled to be in the mail to you this spring, with the digital release coming before then.</p>
<p><b>Big Box & Blu Ray</b></p>
<p>Hey, remember that big, awesome cardboard box that Tim promised you? Well, it’s taken a long time to make it because everybody wants to keep stuffing awesomeness into it. But it’s basically full of greatness now, so much that we pretty much have to ship it soon before it bursts all over our office. And we don’t want that to happen because once hot, liquid awesome gets into your carpet there is no way of getting it out.</p>
<p>The biggest chunk of work that had to be done was all the extra content for the documentary Blu Ray. We thought the Double Fine Adventure documentary was already the finest work of non-fiction about the art of video games EVER, but apparently 2 Player Productions thought it could be better. So they have been stuffing in hours and hours of goodies, and polishing what was already there. The good news is they are just about done!</p>
<p>All the unblurring and color correction is completed, and every episode now has closed captions. We have finished recording commentary tracks! Every episode now has a commentary from members of the Broken Age team, and a whole separate commentary track from the normally reclusive and retiring (Greta Garbo-like, even) 2 Player Productions. So, now you have to binge-watch the whole documentary again. Twice.</p>
<p>But wait! There’s more! They’ve scoured over 6 hours of unseen footage to create bonus content too, including full length design meetings and interviews, plus… how do you say it in America? Bloopers? (We call them Dishonourable Blunderchuffs England.) Anyway, so many hours of special features, it’s basically like a whole second documentary! Or really, a way of life.</p>
<p>All of that Blu Ray goodness will be cradled, physically, inside a luxurious, multi-disc gatefold. Unfold and you will find artwork by the amazing Michael Firman, whose portraits of the team have brought us so much happiness during the course of our production.</p>
<p><img src="http://www.doublefine.com/images/uploads/tumblr_o0kb9sX15q1rsrynko1_1280_thumb.png" alt='tumblr_o0kb9sX15q1rsrynko1_1280_thumb.png' /></p>
<p>The Big Box itself has been designed by Cory Schmitz to replicate the style of (And look good on a shelf next to) our favourite games of yore. The Big Box and Blu Ray are destined to arrive on your doorstep in the Spring…ish! We’re about a month away from going into full production.</p>
<p><img src="http://www.doublefine.com/images/uploads/Cory_Design_cover_thumb.png" alt='Cory_Design_cover_thumb.png' /></p>
<p><b>Your mailing address</b></p>
<p>We’ve had a lot of questions about this - We will do another backer survey when we are ready to send things out, as naturally lots of you have moved in the years since you backed our project! So fear not!</p>
<p>Thanks for reading, as ever you can keep up to date with the rewards progress in this forum thread: <a href="http://www.doublefine.com/forums/viewthread/17470/">http://www.doublefine.com/forums/viewthread/17470/</a> </p>
<p>Thanks you guys! <img class="smiley" src="http://www.doublefine.com/images/smileys/smile.gif" alt="smile" style="border:0;" />
</p>2016-02-25T15:45:24-08:00“The Art of Broken Age” Question!
http://www.doublefine.com/forums/viewthread/17986/#When:04:37:28Z<p>I seem to remember from an update that there’d be three editions: the amazing exclusive yarny backer one, the retail one and a special retail one that you’ll sell at events. My question is: should I hold on hope for some copies of that last one to also be sold at the Double Fine online store, just like with The Art of Brütal Legend back in the day?