Awakened from his slumber, Beatbuddy journeys through lush hand-painted environments on a quest to save his companions and his own immortality. Beatbuddy interacts with the living breathing environment that pulses to the beat of an original soundtrack, aiding him as he unlocks new paths and solves puzzles.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (913 reviews) - 78% of the 913 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 6, 2013

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Buy Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians Collector's Edition

Includes 2 items: Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians, Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians - Original Soundtrack

Buy Beatbuddy: Ultimate Edition

Includes 4 items: Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians, Beatbuddy: On Tour, Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians - Original Soundtrack, Beatbuddy: On Tour - Original Soundtrack

 

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December 4, 2015

NEW BEATBUDDY GAME, BUNDLES & SOUNDTRACK!

Hey Beatbuddies

To celebrate the release of the all new Beatbuddy: On Tour
we've finally released the original Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians Soundtrack on Steam!
If you want to go ALL IN you can check out the new ULTIMATE BUNDLE
containing both Beatbuddy Games, 2 Soundtracks and 3 playable prototypes evolved during the crazy development ride which started back in 2009. Get the tour started and let us know what you think about Beatbuddy's new gig.

We wish you a merry Christmas and thank everyone for all the great support!
The Threaks

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Reviews

“It's an adventure that's just really delightful and charming, and it's a lot of fun.”
GameZone

“An adept fusion of music and gameplay.”
GameSpot

“Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians is a game you play with your ears as much as your eyes, and it delivers a feast for both.”
IDigitalTimes

Soundtrack

The Beatbuddy Soundtrack is released! Get 13 awesome songs of the game here:
http://beatbuddy.com/itunes/

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About This Game

Awakened from his slumber, Beatbuddy journeys through lush hand-painted environments on a quest to save his companions and his own immortality. Beatbuddy interacts with the living breathing environment that pulses to the beat of an original soundtrack, aiding him as he unlocks new paths and solves puzzles.

KEY FEATURES

  • Experience an action-adventure game in a whole new way, which incorporates music into every aspect of the beautiful world. Players interact with the environment and a variety of creatures to open paths and solve puzzles throughout their journey.
  • Six beautifully hand painted levels, each broken into five chapters, take the player through the unique locations and vivid color pallets.
  • Featuring an exclusively produced soundtrack with original songs composed specifically for the game by known artists including Austin Wintory, Parov Stelar, Sabrepulse and La Rochelle Band.
  • Play as Beatbuddy, an ethereal creature who travels to unite with his sisters Melody and Harmony and stop the evil Prince Maestro with the aid of Clef who provides comic relief throughout their journey.

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System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz (dual core)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB NVidia or ATI graphics card, Intel HD Graphics 3000 or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.6 or later
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz (dual core)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB NVidia or ATI graphics card, Intel HD Graphics 3000 or better
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS or later
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz (dual core)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB NVidia or ATI graphics card, Intel HD Graphics 3000 or better
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
30 of 35 people (86%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 13, 2015
Music in this game is astoundingly good. Sadly, the level design is uninspired and the puzzles are repetitive. The checkpoint system doesn't work super well, leading to many broken event triggers.

Made it to chapter 4 before encountering a checkpoint bug that stuck me in one area of a level, and no further progress was possible.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 23, 2015
I HATE having to give this game such a bad review, cause i loved playing it up to a certain point. I got to the Organ Level and everything was great, suddenly the game started glitching. It's a music/beat based game and yet some of the wildlife that are supposed to move in time with the music, weren't moving, which means i couldn't use them. I have restarted and reloaded the game over and over and yet this keeps happening. I believe that i have played it to a point where it is unbeatable. If anyone knows any way around these glitches, please let me know as i would LOVE to finish this game, but as it stands now...i must advise against purchasing this product.
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12 of 20 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 13, 2015
Pros:
* Good music.
* An underwater setting, which isn't common in games.
Cons:
* Repetitive gameplay that gets old fast.
* An extremely forgettable story and cast of characters.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 31
The soundtrack is amazing. Its one of the better ones Ive found in a rhythm game, and I like how they incorporated it into the actual gameplay and environment. I liked having to time my hits to break through bubbles or to break those flower things in the later levels. I can see how some people might get irritated with it though because the game is set underwater, and you have a bit of lag/delay. It isnt too bad to get used to though.

Graphics were pretty nice too. I loved the animations, especially the idle ones. The environment was a little same-y after awhile (lot of recoloring it seemed like), but still gorgeous.

Controls (especially vehicle ones) werent my favorite, but luckily they dont stick you in the bubble car very often. Trying to actually time the speed boost in the vehicle was a bit irritating, but holding the right click seemed to do it automatically, so I cant complain too much.

The puzzles themselves werent too bad. None of them were overly complicated or frustrating, but some did get a little repetitive in the earlier levels. Still pretty enjoyable though.

The story is one of the weaker parts of the game. It isnt the strongest story out there, and the characters arent very memorable. Personally, I think the gameplay more than makes up for the weak story though.

Its different, which is nice to see with so many puzzle platformers out there. The controls take getting used to, but once you do it plays very well. The audio is beyond relaxing and the environments are gorgeous. Id highly recommend it, especially if you catch it on sale or in a bundle somewhere.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 17, 2015
Beatbuddy is by no means the most inventive music game to have graced the genre in recent years, but its rhythmic gimmick, amusingly humorous dialogue, and wonderfully charming world makes the entire journey feel worthwhile. Plus, the soundtrack alone is enough to have you grooving in your seat for hours and hours on end. 8.0/10.
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