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Double Fine secures funding for Broken Age Act 2

Studio will be able to complete its crowdfunded point and click adventure game

Double Fine has confirmed it has secured enough money to develop Act 2 of its Kickstarter-funded adventure game Broken Age.

Speaking to GamesIndustry.biz, studio head Tim Schafer indicated that enough people had purchased Act 1 to fund part two.

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"We've shipped enough that people can see we weren't kidding, and that's a big relief," he said. "Because I think there's a lot of pressure on Kickstarter projects, especially the really big Kickstarter projects, to just not screw it up for everybody else.

"It's such a great, positive thing for us, and being able to be funded by our fans opens so many doors for us to do original, creative things that we just wanted to live up to [expectations]."

Last year Schafer indicated that Kickstarter funding money might not be enough to see the entire project through to completion.

"Even though we received much more money from our Kickstarter than we, or anybody anticipated, that didn't stop me from getting excited and designing a game so big that it would need even more money," he said. "With this shipping solution I think we're balancing the size of the game and the realities of funding it pretty well."

Broken Age's first act was first made available exclusively to Kickstarter backers on January 14 before later going on general sale on Steam.

In our Broken Age review, we called the game "a beautiful hand-drawn adventure with lavish production values and great writing, but notably lacking any real challenge in its puzzles."

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