1... 2... 3... KICK IT! (Drop That Beat Like an Ugly Baby)
Battle your favorite drum 'n' bass track, or relax as you fly through that trance album. "Ugly Baby" takes your MP3 music library and creates floating cities for you to explore. Ten years after the events in Dejobaan's award-winning AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!!
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“The game takes audio and smashes it against math to create these gorgeous levels. When folks tell us it's great, we know we're working in the right direction. When they say it's awful, we like to ask why. We didn't used to, but the best thing we do nowadays is to run every coolest little thing we do by you. How about this new city? This mutator? That new stunt? A new connection between music and level design? That's the "why" behind Early Access for us.”
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About This Game

Battle your favorite drum 'n' bass track, or relax as you fly through that trance album. "Ugly Baby" takes your MP3 music library and creates floating cities for you to explore. Ten years after the events in Dejobaan's award-winning AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! -- A Reckless Disregard for Gravity, technology has advanced to the point where individuals can create architecture with colossal 3D printers.

You've taken to building giant, kilometers-long aerial sculptures inspired by your own music, and are now BASE jumping from them for sport. These jumps are all about style and timing. Buzz those girders, groove along that building, and finish with a twist for extra points, all the while listening to your own soundtrack. Ugly Baby is currently available as a playable pre-release on Steam.

Key features:

  • Play different floating worlds built from your MP3 library
  • Execute stunts such as buzzes and grooves.
  • Tweak a city's DNA to warp them and create your own experiences.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: 1.7GHz Intel/AMD CPU
    • Memory: 2GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB 3D Card
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 500MB
    • Sound: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
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71 of 77 people (92%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: January 21, 2014
I purchased this game back in 2011 (before this Early Access program started), in hopes that the developers would get around to finishing it based on their promises. Instead, they went back and re-released a "new", updated version of "AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! -- A Reckless Disregard for Gravity" and have barely touched this game ever since, only adding a new level after an ARG event for Portal 2.

DO NOT BUY THIS GAME AS IT IS FAR FROM FINISHED!!
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49 of 51 people (96%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 15, 2015
The fact that you are still seeing this game on steam is a result of three groups of people negating their responsibility.

1. The developers of course, for abandoning the game and quite literally walking off with gamers money.

2. Valve, for not removing abaondoned early access games from Steam and offering refunds to those burnt gamers.

3. Us - the gamers - for allowing Dejobaan Games LLC to continue as a company despite the first two points.

Oh and Dejobaan? Finish a game before starting on another one. Also give me (and the rest of the gamers that put faith in you in this title) my money back.
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132 of 186 people (71%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 22, 2011
i would drop kick this game if it wasnt digital! that's the real reason steam sucks: you can't drop kick your games.
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33 of 34 people (97%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
22.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: December 28, 2015
What can I say about this game. It is the first early access game on steam. A game that has been in a state of early access for 4 years and 8 months(April 1st, 2011) and no sign of ever going gold. In fact, it has been so long since it's last update that it has almost been as long since it was updated as the offical launch of early access games on steam. If Valve had taken a look at how early access worked for this game I doubt they would have ever allowed any early access games on steam. Why any game that has not been updated in over two years without being formally released is allowed to stay avalible to customers to purchase is beyond me.

Truthfully, it's not a horrible game but it is far from great. Most of my hours came from stress testing a video card. This game would cause crashes more often then any other I owned at the time. The rest came from the 2011 potato thingy for portal 2 launch. If your a fan of games that use your own music to generate levels I would recommend a bunch of others others over this one. Even Dejobann's other game AAAAaaaAAaaAAaaaaAAAA!!!!! does the concept much better and is more polished than this rendition. I just can't recommend this game to other people.
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35 of 39 people (90%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 18, 2015
No updates for a long long time, developers are working on another game. This game is abandoned...
Was a really nice game until they just f*cked it up.
Never bought another game from the devs since this abonimation...
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40 of 49 people (82%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: December 15, 2013
Intro:

1...2...3... Kick It is a music game modelled after Dejobaan's earlier game, "Aaaaaa," in which the player "base jumps" and avoids a series of obstacles on their way to the ground. This iteration is only a spiritual successor, as Dejobaan has removed many of the more action-oriented elements from their formula and has instead tried to craft a new genre of relaxing music game with only two or three core gameplay mechanics instead of the many kisses, combos, landings, and tricks we saw in "Aaaaa." The concept is much simpler now: fly close to objects to earn something called "TB," and you also get something nice if that object is oriented towards the bottom of your screen. There are no landings, tricks, combos, or crowds to show off to. Because the game is STILL IN PROGRESS, I am trying to be as fair as possible. Please understand that any of the bullet points below may be changed or improved by the time you are reading this.

The Good:

* The graphics are visually interesting, but there is still room for improvement. I imagine a music game should have something more than plain black backgrounds.

* The Game is constantly updated.

* Interesting and well-developed soundtrack. I am not super into music but I thought the lyrics and beats were fun to listen to.

* The developers are some of the nicest people in the world. Drop by the Steam community forums and see for yourself: they respond to every bug, glitch, and criticism with poise and patience.

The Bad:

* Not all updates are good. For example, it used to have a nice voiceover AI in the menus, which for some reason was replaced by silence in the latest update. Silent menu screens? In a previous build, I was unable to load any actual levels due to the way the game saves music.

* The full-screen is not working at the time of this writing. It opens a window large enough to fill my screen, but there is still the familiar Windows 7 title bar at the top.

The Ugly:

* There is nothing that I can see to qualify this as a music game. Some obstacles will "pulse" with the beat of the music, but everything else in the level seems to be pre-scripted. I can listen to Dolly Parton or speed metal while playing and get the same experience. My recommendation for the Developers would be to replace the black background with something colorful that responds to the music.

* The free-falling mechanic is just not that interesting or immersive like it was in Dejobaan's first game (which was not very immersive to begin with). This feels more like a rail-shooter than a falling simulator. There is no rush of wind passing my ears, no way to slow or speed my descent, and absolutely nothing to remind me that I am falling down instead of running sideways or flying upwards.

Conclusion:

Because the game is still in development at the time of this writing, I think this review (and any others) should be read in that context. Unfortunately, at this stage of development, I never-the-less foresee "1...2...3... Kick It" as being noteworthy just for coming alphabetically in your list of games, and not for the enjoyable time you spend playing it.
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29 of 31 people (94%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 14, 2015
Almost five years of broken promises and we're left with a tech demo that doesn't even resemble the original concept that was sold. I've repeatedly contacted Dejobaan but have received nothing but lies (they claimed it was a priority but have released four other titles in the interim) and mocking shrugs (along the lines of "gee, we can't please all of the people all of the time"). Valve refuse to refund despite their complicitness in promoting it during a 2011 sale.

This is a total scam and should be avoided at all costs. Dejobaan should be ashamed of themselves, if they're actually capable of feeling such.
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28 of 30 people (93%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
8.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: December 26, 2014
This game was put on Steam in April 2011. We are in the last days of 2014 and it's still in early access. That is over THREE YEARS in early access. Do not support this.

EDIT: It is now 2015. Four years.
EDIT 2: 2016. Five. Someone in the comments reminded me; thanks!
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29 of 32 people (91%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: November 8, 2014
1... 2... 3... KICK IT! is a rhythm/skydiving game. It's AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! but the level design is set to music.

It's permanently stuck in early access, but oddly has been developed a bit over the years. It's gone through 2 or 3 major engine rewrites, but seems to be stuck in very early development anyway. Don't buy it if you expect a 'finished' game experience.

There are a few songs made for the game, which are decent.
You can hand it your music library and it'll try to generate levels based on that, but the music analyzer is buggy.

That's about all I can say about it because there's not that much to do in the game. While A Reckless Disregard for Gravity had point-collecting and levels to unlock, this game can't really do that because of how random the level design is. There's no progression and no sense of achievement because the game experience varies wildly depending on the randomness of the level generator.

The difficulty is pretty pointless because there's no death or failure state, just less points than you would have had for doing well. Also, there's no rating system or metric for how well you did, just an arbitrary number (and the devs have rewritten the scoring system a few times as well). If I get a 'high' score, I don't know if I actually did well or the song was just easier than most. Often, longer songs will net you more points by default because you get a few points per second, and longer song = more time to get points.

I just can't recommend the game because even though it seems like a decent concept, it doesn't have that much potential and it seems to be totally dead.

To be a game I'd recommend, it would need:
-an entirely different music analysis/level generator that actually makes sense for the song
-a scoring system that can tell you how well you did vs. the difficulty and length of the song
-some way to actually progress or increase difficulty over time, some way to actually fail a song
-something that actually makes you move with the rhythm, like osu! or audiosurf. Playing with full audio is no different from having the music muted because the music only affects the quantity of obstacles, not their placement or their difficulty.

And if the dev team hasn't done this in the last 4-ish years it's probably not going to happen anytime soon.

The problem is that even if this game escapes 'early access' status and fixes these issues, it doesn't seem like it could ever be as fun as AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! which still makes this a game I can't recommend. It has some potential, but when compared with other rhythm games or other arcade games, it just won't compete even as a 'finished' product. AaaaaAA only works because of the fluidity and uniqueness of the level design, and if you take that away or leave it up to a music analyzer, you remove the challenge of AaaaaAA and make it repetitive because all levels have to be (about) the same.

Ultimately, you should only buy it if you are a die-hard Dejobaan fan for completion's sake.
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24 of 24 people (100%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 11
About 5 years ago I got this game in the Potato Sack Pack.
Since then it's always sat at the top of my library, seeing as it's sorted alphabetically.
I decided to check it out just now and noticed there was only one achievement: 'I Beat City 15'
So I made it my goal today to get the achievement.
I sat here, played through the intro level and decided to skip straight to City 15 just to save time.
After a bit of searching around, I couldn't find the level. A quick google search led me to the conclusion that the developers removed the level, but kept the achievement up. 3 years ago, the devs said they would fix it.
2016 still no fix.
10/10 devs, you got us good
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ETA.pug
0.7 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: September 23
Probably the worst game I own, even considering it never having left Early Access.

It has an eye-crossing color schema, the play is clunky and visually disjointed from the audio tracking... I mean, the few bits that ever actually worked are all pretty buggy so the game crashes on a fairly regular basis even when functioning at its best.

Wouldn't even gift this to someone. Garbage.
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DANGER ZONE
1.7 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: September 19
DO NOT BUY THIS GAME
IT HAS BEEN COMPLETELY AND UTTERLY ABANDONED
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Geoson
2.7 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: September 13
Originally put on Steam in 2011, this game was largely purchased by gamers only because it was part of the Portal 2 ARG.

While the game was alright it ultimately fell into the darkest pits of development hell. With other games being created and finished by the company in the mean time. Now it stands as one of the longest early access games out there with little to no word from the developer in years.

Supposedly 2016 will have a release of this once abandoned game, but at this point we are more than half way through the year. Add on top of that fact that literally no one cares or remembers this game and you have one of the most lousiest and unprofessional means of handling a product that I've seen on Steam.

I can not and will not support this game and I'm surprised no one is making them take accountability for it outside of the dead fanbase.

Please wait until this game comes out. If and when that happens, please don't forget all of this and keep it in mind before buying.
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<|NAB|> XcelentTom
0.5 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: September 10
Because this game begins with the number 1. It has being on top of my steam library for a long while. Until i decided it was time to pick the bad games from the list, and put these in a list of bad games. Which i could then minimise forever. Upon playing this game I came to realise that I do not have epilepsy. Otherwise I whould now be drooling on the floor and having spastic body movements because of the severe epiliptic imagery.

3/10
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coban tera ovcice.
2.2 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: September 8
gggggggggg
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DarkEspeon40K
4.2 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: September 4
I DO NOT recommend this game. And I'm saying this with a heavy heart.

This game, as incomplete as it is now, was something I absolutely adored. It generated levels for you on the fly, different level for every different song. The fun you could have with this game just by changing the tracks is hard to imagine, simply because how many presets there were. You could glide above piano keys, you could delve into the heart of some kind of a database system and how it looked from inside, you could fly around and dodge countless stars that could kill you. The list goes on and on.

I don't know what happened to the developers or to the game itself. One day it just... updated. And everything became so much worse. It seems they tried to make up for the lack of updates with some kind of a story? But in the process they absolutely eliminated all the fun with pre-made levels and songs. Did they hire new developers and remade the game? Hell if I know. I just wish I could play the same game I played back in 2013. And it seems they abandoned the game again, and are *not* going to update it ever again. It's a lost cause, guys. Move on, there is nothing to see here.
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H.S Sarina
1.1 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: September 4
I haven't accumulated much time on this game solely based on the fact that it's not as fun as I initially thought. A first person "Fly-Where-You-Want" kind of game and avoiding obstacles seems like a blast at first but soon becomes monotonous because it lacks variety. Visuals are vibrant and appealing to the eye but it doesn't separate it from many other games with similar graphics. Aside from avoiding obstacles "supposedly" to your music, there's nothing else really going for the game. Unlike many other rhythm games such as Dance Dance Revolution, Osu!, Stepmania, Cytus, etc. The game doesn't feel like it goes with the beat since there are no "hits" or any real indicator that you're on beat with the music. Closest there is is when you pass by an oncoming pole or block every time an upcoming note is about to come. The feature to add your own music to the game is interesting in itself but at the same time doesn't seem to change much of the gameplay in terms of BPM, notes, or style. There is a difference but it's so minimal that you're better off just disregarding it as it isn't noticeable.

Speaking of disregarding, the developers have also seemed to do much of the same. I'm not exactly sure how the "completed" product was set out to look like but many people have already shown their much hated opinion on the game. The conveniently named "Drop That Beat Like an Ugly Baby" protrays the true perception from the developers to the game and could not be more appropriate. With the promises to keep the game up to date yet releasing a new and surprisingly (not really) similar game to it's older counterpart is a clear indicator that the developers have given up. Either dropping the first game entirely or releasing a cash grab as an "improved version" of the first is criminal.

The game is technically in Early Access, Late... Early Access. About 3-4 years in Late. Ignore what the developers have to say as for they have left this application in the dust of abandoned and unfinished games. The fact that over half of the game reviews are in the "no-go" zone and nothing has been done about it, it's clear that the developers are self-aware, they don't want to work. It's safe to say that the title "1... 2... 3... KICK IT! (Drop That Beat Like an Ugly Baby)" is unfortunately forever left in the depths of Early Access.

TL;DR: Drop this game like the developers did.
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AC server QLD
1.5 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: September 3
how did I end up with this.
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Heavyoak
3.5 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 27
the first version of this game was very intresting and had a good thing going, but later updates changed the whole direction and now its not that good of a game. I'm hoping that the devs understand this and fix things.
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Spinning Robo
9.6 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 23
It was unplayable and bad when it came out and it has literally not been updated since then. Buy audiosurf
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