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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"Showed at PAX East 2013 - A bizarre game that procedurally generates levels from the MP3s that you load into it."
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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
Helpful customer reviews
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
Early Access Review
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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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Early Access Review
I don't know what this game is
I don't know why I bought this game
It's always changing, but now it's abandoned
1 ♥♥♥♥ing archievement

Do I need to say more?
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
Early Access Review
My cousin and I usta drop babys back in the 90s. 15/10 Nostalgia
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1 of 6 people (17%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
Early Access Review
♥♥♥♥
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16.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Early Access Review
I don't think the drug that would make this game enjoyable has been invented yet.
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7.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
Early Access Review
Works great with oculus rift and nvidia 3d vision!
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2.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
Early Access Review
It seemed like a good idea when it was first released and was worth it when it was on sale. But it seems like the game has been abandoned by the devs because they can't seem to find the fun in it.
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10 of 16 people (63%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
Early Access Review
cheap, broken, incomplete bundle game out for years that now has an early access tag slapped on to justify it.

only good for selling over priced trading cards when they first came out.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
Early Access Review
Did you like AAAAARRRRGGGGGGGHHHHHhhhhhhhh..... ... ?

If so you will love 1... 2... 3... .

Its much the same gameplay, though with tighter controls and can be played one-handed. Which is fantastic for one-handed gamers (A rather overlooked market frankly.)

The big difference between this and the previous base jumping entries from Dejobaaaaaaaaaaaan however is that you can (now, not in the future, you can do it now.) use your own Mp3 tracks to generate levels.

This is still early access however, so don't expect things to be perfect and realise there is no guarantee of a final polished product. But 1... 2... 3.. for the game it is NOW not the game you may get later.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
Early Access Review
It looked like a good game. And one that I would enjoy.
But.. No. Instead I found a game that is no longer being developed (By the looks of things) and is a complete waste of time.
Buy a different game. Like Robot Roller Derby Disco Dodgeball.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
Early Access Review
Abadoned and crappy
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 29
Early Access Review
Still don't know what this is.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
Early Access Review
Don't buy this game, it has potential, but there's one big reason why you shouldn't

This game is completely abandoned, forgotten. It exists since the times there was no early access on steam, yet so long in developement it's still not finished, the last update was in 2013, GJ dejobaan. Even though dejobaan was a good studio, instead of developing this game they focused on their other new projects, and not on this old piece of crap (Content wise). If you want a good music game grab either audiosurf 1, or 2.
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2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
Early Access Review
It's a pretty weird game.. But if you like falling over and over again, then you'll enjoy yourself!
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2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
Early Access Review
*** DO NOT BUY THIS GAME ***

It is broken, has been in early access forever, and is probably forgotten by developers.

i am really bad at this game but it sucks anyway and it is essentially free falling trying to get as close to objects as possible without touching them i would not recommend this game to anyone it's been in 'early access' for ages. i don't like the music selection i would rather listen to crying babies, rather than this portal-esque junk

Edit: This has been in early access for a long time, and it was better when you could fly through hoops while listening to music. Now I find the point of the game to be boring. Fall and position yourself as close to the builing as possible without touching it?

Similar to AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! for the Awesome (which I only recommend if you have the Oculus Rift) except this game is really ♥♥♥♥ty..
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
Early Access Review
Dejobaan games are like the nerdy girl next door: Full of suprises and a little strange, but behind it all amazing. Bravo Dejobaan
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
Early Access Review
I don't know why I bought this.
I was thinking I was going to get AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! For The Awesome mashed up with Audiosurf, and it does not deliver in the way I thought it was going to.
:(
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
Early Access Review
Its as ugly as getting its single achievement.
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5 of 13 people (38%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
Early Access Review
Biggest Early Access garbage. Been in development since 2011 and still not finished. No new updates for a while. Meanwhile they've managed to release another game, Drunken Robot Pornography. Stay away from these devs.
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2 of 7 people (29%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
Early Access Review
The title says it all. The game is against ugly babies. On a further note, is there such a thing as an ugly baby?
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