Broken Age reunites Double Fine with Jack Black, Jennifer Hale


Remember when Double Fine got Hollywood superstar Jack Black to star in a video game? Well, it's happening again with Broken Age, the studio's Kickstarter-funded point-and-click adventure in which Black plays the excellently named Harm'ny Lightbeard, apparently the "lifter of clouds." If you've not heard of Jack Black, that means you've not seen School of Rock, and that in turn means we can't be friends - sorry.

The other big-name returnee to Double Fine's recording booth is Jennifer Hale, gaming's equivalent of Hollywood talent as far as voice acting goes. Hale has appeared in all video games ever made, but she's probably best known for her role as Commander Shepard in the Mass Effect games. If you have a minute, it's worth going through her game-ography and just gaping in awe at her career.

After proving to be be more expensive than anticipated, Broken Age will arrive in halves. The first half is due in January, available via Early Access. Double Fine will use the income generated from the first half to sustain funds to make the rest of the game.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.