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Broken Age is coming to retail this spring, will protect against solar flares

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Broken Age, developer Double Fine Productions' crowdfunded adventure game, will be released in retail outlets this spring thanks to a partnership between the developer and Nordic Games.

Broken Age will arrive in retail outlets for Linux, Mac and Windows PC — and include new German voice acting for all characters. The two companies teamed up last year for retail releases of Costume Quest, Stacking and Psychonauts.

"I am very excited about the retail version of Broken Age," Double Fine President and CEO Tim Schafer said in a press release. "And also relieved, as having a widely distributed, physical copy of the game will make it more safe from solar flares and EMP bombs and stuff like that. As long as people store their disks in fire proof safes. People do that, right?"

"Not really" replied COO Justin Bailey. "But people who purchase the physical copy can get to playing the exciting conclusion without having to wait for the game to download!"

Broken Age began on Kickstarter in 2012, when it was known as Double Fine Adventure. The crowdfunding campaign ended with more than $3.3 million pledged of its $400,000 goal. In late 2013, Double Fine revealed plans to split the game in two, the first part of which was released in January 2014. For more on that, be sure to read Polygon's Broken Age review.

Broken Age Act 2 is scheduled for an early 2015 release.