Welcome to BattleBlock Theater! You’ve got no where to go but up...on stage. Play single player or co-op to free your friends and save Hatty Hattington! Jump, solve and battle your way through a mysterious theater inhabited by highly technological felines.
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Release Date: May 15, 2014

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October 15

Halloween Contest 2016

We’re hosting another Halloween Contest this year (our 9th annual!!) and we’re looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

To enter our contest just post a photo of your Behemoth related costumes or decorations in this thread on our Behemoth forums. Behemoth related games include BattleBlock Theater, Castle Crashers, Alien Hominid, Alien Hominid PDA Games, Super Soviet Missile Mastar, or Dad ‘N Me. You could even do characters based on our current game in development, Pit People!

This thread will be locked on November 2nd at 5PM PDT, so be sure to get your entries in before we close the contest. We will review the entries and on November 4th we’ll select three winners for each category: (1) Costumes; (2) Decorations. That means we’re giving out 6 prize packages!

As always, judging will be based on creativity, originality, and hilarity or ability to inspire fear. Prize packages will include a Pit People Fighter tee and commemorative Behemoth pin (available only at PAX shows we exhibit at), plus your choice of Alien Hominid HD, Castle Crashers, or BattleBlock Theater game code (if you already own all three games, then you can give it to a friend!).

  • Group entries are allowed! (Note: One prize per winning entry is awarded)
  • Your entry must be your own creation (or your group’s, parent’s, family’s).
  • Only new costumes and decoration entries will be accepted (entries that were submitted in previous years will not be eligible).
  • Cosplay images are acceptable as long as they weren’t entered in a previous contest.
  • Decorations can include pumpkin carvings, special treats, or other decorations in or outside of your abode.
  • You may enter more than once.

Need ideas?? Check out all the exemplary entries from the winners of our last Halloween contest HERE!

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September 21

Pit People Steam Closed Beta starts next week, September 28th!

We try not to post too many non-BBT announcements in this hub, but we're too excited for our upcoming event and really wanted to share this info:

Our Pit People Steam Closed Beta begins next week on September 28th! Pit People is our latest game in development. It's a fast-paced, turn-based, co-op adventure featuring the voice talents of Will Stamper (narrator in BattleBlock Theater).

If you haven’t signed up for the Steam Closed Beta, you can still register by going to http://www.pitpeople.com/beta/steam

For those who Beta Tested for the Xbox One closed beta, the signup does not carry over, so you’ll need to register for the Steam Closed Beta as well. Just make sure to sign up with all the same info that you did for Xbox One and you should automatically qualify.

The Steam Beta will include all or most of the work we’ve been doing throughout the Xbox One Beta build running, so if you played the Xbox One beta last week and join us on Steam next week then you’re sure to run into new unlocks, areas, maps, balance changes and features within. A whole weapon category for humans was completely rehauled into something NEW! Whoa! See you there!

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About This Game

Shipwrecked. Captured. Betrayed. Forced to perform for an audience of cats? Yes, all that and more when you unlock BattleBlock Theater! There’s no turning back once you've started on your quest to free over 300 of your imprisoned friends from evil technological cats. Immerse yourself in this mind bending tale of treachery as you use your arsenal of weapon-tools to battle your way through hundreds of levels in order to discover the puzzling truth behind BattleBlock Theater.

If solo acts aren't your style, go online or bring a buddy couch-side to play a thoroughly co-optimized quest or enter the arenas. The game also includes a level editor so you can craft your own mind bending trials!

Key Features

  • CO-OPTIONAL GAMEPLAY - Work together... or not. Online Play! Couch Hi-Fives! Best Game Ever! Up to two players in Story, and four in Arena.

  • ARENAS: Whether you're king crowning or whale chasing, BattleBlock Theater performers have 8 arena modes to teach their enemies the real meaning of stage fright!

  • INSANE MODE: One life to live doesn’t just happen on screen, it can happen on stage as well. Test your skills in the ultimate campaign challenge.

  • UNIQUE ANIMATIONS: New art created for the Steam version of BattleBlock Theater! Cat guard makes its way to center stage.

  • OVER 450 LEVELS! - Single player, multiplayer, arena, we have more levels than Hatty can count on his finger hands.

  • 300 PRISONERS TO FREE! - Having been captured by the native feline population, it’s up to YOU to liberate them! Earn gems to free your friends by participating in deadly, gladiatorial plays.

  • THEATRICAL WEAPONRY AND COMBAT! - Jump, push, pull and punch your way to victory! If that doesn’t work you can explode, freeze, poison, or digest a baby! Plus, you’ll be able to bring up two weapons at a time in a game and swap quickly.

  • CREATE AND SHARE LEVELS - Create works of art in our Level Editor and then share them with all your friends (or strangers). Over 20 interactive block types galore!

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 2.8 GHz Intel® Core™2 Duo or better
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Supports Microsoft® Xbox 360/Xbox One and Direct Input compatible controllers
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.7 - Lion
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz Intel® Core™2 Duo or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: With the right drivers the game supports the Microsoft® Xbox 360, Sony PS3/PS4, and Logitech F310/F510 controllers.
    • Processor: 3.3 GHz Intel® Core™2 Duo or better
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
78.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
BattleBlock Theater is an awesome, raging, hilarious, and strategic game. It is loads of fun and has a lot of levels.

+Can get some cool heads
+Cool design
+Nice music
+Can't finish in an hour or two
+Many game-modes
+TWO ways to play the story
+Nice weapons
+Can trade with other players while In-Game

-Last Act is extremely hard! (but is possible to beat) (this isn't really a con because who would want to play a game that was easy?)
-Have to have an internet connection most of the time to save data
-It gets kinda hard to get gems, not really hard just a little, very little

Achievements are not hard(most of them). Also if you are having trouble there are tons of guides that can help you with one or all of them. There is one achievement that you can only get if you play with a friend/player who has it.

There are no current bugs that I know of or have had any problems with.

BattleBlock Theater also has full controller compatibility, or you could use your keyboard. The game runs extremely well on low end computers and PCs. Overall the game is super fun and is definitely worth its price. I hope you decide to buy it and have loads of fun playing it!
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
43.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 21
This game is fun, even if you decide to play it solo. But it's even better in co-op.

Apart from the "Story" mode, there are various modes (vs or co-op, and also the community theater) and there's also the workshop, if you want more/different levels. You can either play the game in "normal" mode or "insane" mode (though I do not recommend that mode if like me, you have no patience lol).

Music is also nice.
Oh almost forgot to mention! Cats almost EVERYWHERE.

Highly recommended if you love cats and have someone to play the game with :)
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
53.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
The Trailer Has It All... If Not More...

10/10 Would Buckle Pants Again
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
Very good game....love it...Buy without regrets!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
76.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 21
Very fun game to play with friends or alone.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
LOVE this game :D Its so random and funny, but isn't as much fun to play alone. Find some friends to play with, and this game is AMAZING. It's just so goofy! The weapon selection is great, along with all the heads. $15 is a little much, but just wait until a sale, and there's no reson not to get it :D I hope this helps.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
20.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
This games story is amazingly funny. Playing this game Coop was really fun as well.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
60.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
Completed the game on Insane difficulty. 10 burnt chairs out of 10. :)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
53.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
the trailer describes this game...
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
53.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
i luv this game so munch i luv the diffuculty of this game super hard i cant wait until pit people comes out keep on doin good on wat u doin 10/10
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Mighty Pillow
31.3 hrs
Posted: October 27
Battleblock Theater is an extremely fun platforming game that is made that much better with a partner or several. I've played through the main campaign twice now, and it was just as fun the second time around.

The encore levels provide enough of a challenge to keep the enjoyment after you finish the main story, and there are several levels in the workshop I haven't tried out yet.

I highly recommend this game for the replayability alone.

No jump scares!
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16.2 hrs
Posted: October 27
Good game!
-Exciting gameplay(I'm IGN now lol)
-Funny gameplay
-Coop makes it funnier
-Narrator is hilarious
-My life is a joke
mkay bye
- Ign rated the 10/9
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0.9 hrs
Posted: October 27
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2.9 hrs
Posted: October 27
I am Tresiba Ready
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sweet * soloq
8.2 hrs
Posted: October 26
Fun strategy teamwork game :)
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30.4 hrs
Posted: October 25
เข้าเกมเเล้วจอข่าว หน่อยที
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1.1 hrs
Posted: October 24
100% recomend, this game has the best intro and soundtrack ever. not to mention you can beat up your biddies wit no cost
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Bilbo T Baggins
1.0 hrs
Posted: October 24
loooooove this game, play with a few people and have a blast. very casual. no real way to lose permantly. absolutely phenominal.
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13.9 hrs
Posted: October 24
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0.6 hrs
Posted: October 24
Do you like silly stories? Do you love artwork that is silly, yet beautiful? What about the most amazing and entertaining narrator ever!? Yes, someone telling your epic tale who is not a buzzkill!

This game has never let me down, I've played it mostly on console but HAD to get a copy for my PC just in case! Why not show some love for the developers! Seriously though, as a platformer, this game is incredibly fun but also has the potential to make you want to flip tables.

Go ahead, make your own course so your friends can share the rage under your devious, creative, evil mind!

Really though, you won't be wasting your money. It is great! I could go on and on about this or that, but really.

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