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Broken Age backers get Act 1 Early Access from January 14

Public release date to also be announced on that day

Tim Schafer has confirmed that Kickstarter backers of his latest game, Broken Age, will be able to download Act 1 of the title from January 14.

"Next Tuesday is going to be exciting because that's when backers can play Broken Age, Act 1," Schafer confirmed via Twitter.

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The developer said that a release date for the public Steam Early Access will also be announced on January 14.

"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," added Schafer.

The new point-and-click game is a two-part adventure, with the second half expected to be released around April-May. Act 2 will come in the form of a free update to everyone who owns Act 1.

In 2012 Broken Age became one of the most successful video game Kickstarter campaigns when its target of $400,000 was surpassed in mere hours to reach a final total of more than $3.3 million.

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