“The Art of Broken Age” features the beautiful art of the Broken Age video game. Double Fine’s Broken Age is a point-and-click adventure game.

From my review on Pixelkin: “Imagine playing a fantasy novel; L. Frank Baum or Diana Wynne Jones come to mind. The story guides you through spaceships, time travel, monsters, cakes, clouds, and magic as you help the two teenage protagonists, Shay Volta and Vella Tartine, break from the paths they were fated to follow. This is fantasy in a way we rarely—if ever—see in video games.”

The book will feature hundreds of pieces of art, along with commentary from director Tim Schafer, lead artist Nathan “Bagel” Stapley, concept artists Peter Chan and Scott Campbell, art director Lee Petty, and others.

Folks who backed Broken Age’s Kickstarter with an early pledge will receive a special backer edition with an exclusive signed tip-in plate from the artists. Everyone else will have to wait till the book is in stores May 25 of next year, though you can preorder it through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or IndieBound.

Personally, I adore Broken Age’s art, and I’m pretty excited about this book! I highly recommend the game, as well, if you haven’t had a chance to check it out yet.


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Keezy is a gamer, illustrator, and designer. Her background is in teaching and tutoring kids from ages 9 to 19, and she's led workshops for young women in STEM. She is also holds a certificate in teaching English. Her first memory of gaming is when her dad taught her to play the first Warcraft when she was five. You can find her at Key of Zee and on Twitter @KeezyBees.