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Check Out Broken Age’s “Retro” Mode

Eagle eyed backers of the Broken Age Kickstarter might have noticed a few quick shots of a pixelated version of the game in some scenes of the development documentary.  Turns out it’s a secret easter egg that can be enabled by all players by changing the resolution down to minimum and clicking a secret button in the controls menu, as show in this video by YouTube user, The Phawx.

The effect doesn’t change gameplay or anything, but simply applies a lo-fi pixelated filter over the screen, giving the game that oh-so-delicious DOS look.  While it looks a little rough in motion, the effect actually does a rather competent job at making the backgrounds look like those from classic SCUMM games before it.


 

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