Double Fine’s Broken Age: a terrific game that runs on my terrible computer

Kickerstarter backers of Double Fine’s Broken Age, previously known as Double Fine Adventure, are already enjoying the cuddly crap out of Tim Schafer’s first point-and-click adventure game in 20 years. But the point of this post isn’t to rub your face in it if you weren’t among the 87,142 faithful getting a crack at the beta.

Well, not entirely anyway.

No, the point is that Broken Age, and its absolutely gorgeous graphic style – like a lavishly illustrated children’s book come to life – will run on the crappiest of computers. My bare bones Dell, which I purchased back when the Ben “Dell Dude” Curtis was still spamming commercial breaks with his prophetically stoner-esque catchphrase, won’t play through the first mission in Full Throttle without crashing. But it will play Broken Age, which is Full Throttle good.

So, there’s truly no excuse not to pick up the first chapter of Broken Age when it goes on sale to the general public on January 28.