Famicom Dojo Podcast: Broken Age of Adventure Gaming
Spearheading the revival of adventure games, Broken Age Act 1 was released last week on Steam for Kickstarter backers (and press reviewers). A decision to black out reviews until later in January was reversed only a couple of days after the game came out. Broken Age is just that good. Even though we haven’t finished it (as of recording this episode), we wholeheartedly agree that it will become an instant classic.
In this episode of the podcast Sean and Vinnk talk about what killed the adventure game for our generation, revel in its revival thanks to companies like TellTale and Doublefine, and discuss the crowd-sourced explosion of indie games on websites like Kickstarter. We can’t agree on just what an adventure game is, exactly, but that’s part of the fun, right?
What do you think makes an adventure? Leave a comment below!