Broken Age to star Elijah Wood as Shay
posted on 12.07.13 at 07:34 PM EDT by (@salromano)
First half of point-and-click adventure to launch in January.

Broken Age, Double Fine Productions’ Kickstarted adventure game, will star Lord of the Rings star Elijah Wood as main character Shay, the studio announced at VGX.

The point-and-click adventure tells the stories of a young boy and girl leading parallel lives. The girl has been chosen by her village to be sacrificed to a terrible monster, but decides to fight back. And the boy is on a spaceship is living a controlled life under the care of a motherly computer, but wants to escape to pursue his own adventure.

The first half of the game will launch in January 2014. The second half will be released as a free update around April or May.

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  • Elvick

    This seems like a potential waste of resources. Unless Elijah Wood is ‘cool’ and will do an indie game for a reasonable to low price for the fun/passion of it.

    • Zuhri69

      I don’t know man. I mean Double Fine really stresses story telling on this one and Elijah is a good actor. So, I’m sure it’ll be fine.

      • Elvick

        Don’t see what that has to do with anything.

        There are plenty of good actors in the world.

        • Zuhri69

          No, just that Double Fine stresses on story telling. And Elijah is a good actor. So, I just think that it’s not a total waste of resource is all.

  • Audie Bakerson

    So that’s where the budget went…

  • Michael Garling

    I don’t know why everyone’s being douchey about this… Wood’s been a gamer for ages, he’s a fan of the medium. He often does small projects, and seems to be a cool dude.

    As far as I’ve read elsewhere, Wood was paid only a relatively small amount for this, and the amount of attention his casting will bring will probably end up leading to them earning more money than they would have otherwise.

    This is a win-win for everyone involved.