Well, this is pretty cool. Tonight at the Spike VGX, Tim Schafer revealed that Frodo himself, Mr. Elijah Wood, will voice the male lead in Schafer's upcoming adventure game Broken Age.

Wood will play the male protagonist Shay, a boy who has lived his entire life on a spaceship under the watchful eye of a doting, mother-like artificial intelligence. His story runs parallel to Vella, a young girl in a town on a distant, seemingly unrelated planet.

I saw a demo of the game a little while back in San Francisco and liked what I saw. At the same time I had a lengthy chat with Schafer about everything from the ideas behind the game to the various controversies that have surrounded Double Fine's successful Kickstarter campaign.


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