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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.
Release Date: Aug 6, 2013
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Epic Patch with all new Mouse controls

February 25th, 2014

The new Beatbuddy patch is here!

As a highlight we bring you brand new mouse controls. We completely refurbished the input and are super happy with the results! We also added a new menu song and made major improvements on the performance of the game, it should now run way smoother also on lower end machines. Of course we also fixed a lot of small and not so small Bugs.
This is what we call a patch! Hope you like it :)

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Pre-order the Soundtrack NOW!

November 14th, 2013

It's officially happening! Today started our Beatbuddy Soundtrack Pre-Order. For just 2,99€ you can buy all the exclusive songs of the game!

The full album will be released next Thursday (21.11.), but if you pre-order the album today, you can already download Austin Wintory's "Stingin' Swing" song! So what are you waiting for? :)

https://beatbuddy.bandcamp.com/

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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 all six exclusive songs of the game on Bandcamp for amazing 2.99 €:
http://beatbuddy.bandcamp.com/

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About the 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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PC System Requirements

    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
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space

Mac System Requirements

    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
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space

Linux System Requirements

    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
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
74 of 80 people (93%) found this review helpful
1,158 products in account
35 reviews
3.4 hrs on record
Very fun,cute and pretty little game! The gameplay is kinda simple but the story still very enjoyable. The house/jazzy soundtrack is really nice to hear while playing; it creates a relaxing atmosphere. This game is addictive somehow ^^
8/10.
Posted: March 12th, 2014
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33 of 45 people (73%) found this review helpful
163 products in account
2 reviews
0.5 hrs on record
Get this on sale, watch a "let's play", perhaps buy the soundtrack - Beatbuddy excels at everything it does, except the "game" part.
Beatbuddy offers great visual design, richly drawn assets and fluid animations.
Beatbuddy offers an exceptional soundtrack that will certainly keep you listening.
Beatbuddy has apparently been painstakingly patched by dedicated developers.
Beatbuddy, however, is broken by design, at least gameplay-wise.

The game seems to attempt to relate its gameplay formula to rhythmic cues and boy does everything seem really nice, in theory, until you actually start to move around. The issue is very simple, and very hard to fix for a complete game.

Automatic actions happen between set intervals, following the beat of the song - but your movements don't. This is partially fixed by the vehicular sections, that set your movements to the beat, although not responding reliably to input.

Dashes, punches and other actions happen in their own time and generate offsetting audible feedback, making controls feel even less responsive than they already are. This becomes clear since the start of the game, as soon as color-changing bubbles and spiked crabs appear.

Obstacles clear their paths within the song's rhythmic call, as you dash through 0.3 seconds later causing annoying dissonance.
Crabs swing to the beat, as you punch them as fast as you can click, ignoring any sort of timing or planning there could ever be.
Vehicle dashes are timed to the second beat! Except holding the button does the same thing, while attempting to click on-beat results in failed half-dashes.
Jellyfishes move to the beat! Move along with them in synchronicity so you can survive! Except they move less per beat than you do, forcing you to either ignore the song or smash your face every sixth beat.

The issues pile up as new elements are added, it seems.
Playing only with visual cues might actually be more helpful than attempting to follow the song.
Posted: March 1st, 2014
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30 of 41 people (73%) found this review helpful
2,268 products in account
31 reviews
9.9 hrs on record
If you enjoy a good platformer. Buy me.
This game comes very close to rayman origins/legends quality.
Rather impressive given the obvious developer team size/funds difference.

Decent enough story that you don't feel inclined to skip it. Well paced game with each level taking around 30-60minutes, depending on how much you explore. Game length is around 6-10hrs.
Soundtrack and controls are top notch.

A+
Posted: December 18th, 2013
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18 of 23 people (78%) found this review helpful
281 products in account
28 reviews
5.5 hrs on record
Great Soundtrack, nice gameplay - gets you busy for about 3-6h in one playthrough. Not much but really nice considering the feeling you get while playing it.
Posted: November 26th, 2013
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
1,049 products in account
54 reviews
5.6 hrs on record
If you like electronic music, this is the game for you.

The soundtrack is amazing, and the way it ties up with objects and creatures on and off screen is quite impressive.

The levels are masterfully designed and puzzles are not that complicated, so progression flows really well. I'd say the pacing is perfect.

On the flip side, the game is a little short and the story is a bit silly. However, the entertaining gameplay more than makes up for this.
Posted: December 18th, 2013
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Awards

  • Winner -Best Sound- Intel Level Up Award 2012
  • Selected Projects - Game Connection 2012
  • Finalist - Best Student Project - German Video Game Award 2011
  • First Prize - Music Works
  • Top 10 - A-Maze Indie Connect Award
  • Honorable Mention - Excellence in Audio - IGF 2012