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.
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (10,836 reviews)
Release Date: May 15, 2014

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"Charming, clever and funny, this is one of the best new platformers on the PC at the moment. Recommended."
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October 16

Extra Life 2014 - Play Games, Heal Kids

Hello World!
We’re on a not-so-secret mission to save kids and we need your help.

On October 24th, 2014, we’ll be participating in this huge worldwide celebration of the social impact of gamers of all kinds from video games to board games and tabletop RPG’s! This is our first time participating in Extra Life, and we’ve joined Raptr’s Team to support their efforts to fundraise for the Children’s Miracle Network (CMN). We’re one of many developers who will be streaming live between October 24th – 25th, 2014.

Our Fundraising Goals
It’s our sincere hope that you’ll find it in your heart to support our efforts with a monthly pledge or one-time gift that will go directly to Rady Children’s Hospital through the CMN. We hope your donations will help us hit our goal of $1,000 raised from the community for this amazing organization. In addition to your generous donation, we will match your donations! Our goal is $1,000 from donors like you, but we will match up to $2,000 of the total contributions of all donors combined.

Your donation is tax-deductible and ALL PROCEEDS go to help kids. Click HERE to donate now.

Our Raffle Prize
On top of being an awesome person for supporting a great cause, if you donate $10 or more through our fundraising page you’ll get entered into our raffle for a new mystery plush. We’ll reveal the plush’s identity during our October 24th Extra Life stream on Raptr’s channel.

Make sure to click “Allow participant to see my email address” when you donate if you want to be entered into the raffle. If you do not want to be entered into the raffle, then you can donate anonymously.

Watch Our Live Stream
October 24th, 2014 – 3PM to 4PM PST

We were invited by Raptr to be a part of their Extra Life marathon, so we’ll be streaming live from their Twitch TV channel on October 24th. Come watch us play our in-development game (tentatively titled Game 4)!

See what we’ve been working on for the past few months for Game 4 and chat with us during the live stream!

For the full game dev line up, see the Raptr Fundraising page here: www.extra-life.org/team/Raptr

You’ve got the details, so it’s all up to you now! Thank you for your support through your donations on our Extra Life fundraising page and for your moral support during our live stream on October 24th!

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October 9

Official Halloween Contest 2014

Our annual Halloween Contest is upon us! Who will have the most creative, creepy, and clever costumes and decorations this year? It could be you!

With weeks to go before Halloween, you’ll have plenty of time to create your Behemothy creation and enter our Halloween contest.

To enter our contest just post a photo of your Behemoth related costumes or decorations in our Behemoth Forums thread. 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 Game 4 videos!

On the night of November 3rd our thread will be locked, so get your entries in before we close the contest at 5PM PST. We will review the entries and on November 6th we’ll select three winners in each category: Costumes and Decorations. That means we’re giving out 6 prize packages!

As always, judging will be based on creativity, hilarity and/or spookiness. Prize packages will include a Game 4 Cupcake/Spidaur tee and Behemoth scarf, plus your choice of Alien Hominid HD on XBLA, 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!
  • 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).
  • Decorations can include pumpkin carvings, special treats, or other decorations in or outside of your abode.
  • You may enter more than once.
  • International participants welcome!

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

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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!

  • 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

    • 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
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Processor: 3.3 GHz Intel® Core™2 Duo or better
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
1,556 of 1,676 people (93%) found this review helpful
54.1 hrs on record
Unlike all the "Buckle yo pants" Reviews that are funny but useless to a guy who dont know this game
This review will be different and aim for the game itself hopefully you'll read

First i wanted to say i considered myself so lucky because i was able to join the beta test, honestly i wouldnt have been able to wait the games full release.

This is a 4 Player online platformer that has a great mechanism in controls and really addictive and easy to pick up on.
The game has 2 Player Co-op Adventure mode, Or 4 In Arena mode.
Adventure mode can either be normal or INSANE ( insane mode, is one death mode basically)
The game can be pretty brutal in some stages with insane mode.

Arena mode Targets 2v2 team and has a lot of great endless fun modes
Capture the Fla... Horse .. its called capture the horse which is same as CTF but a horse that looks like a piece of walking candy, and even more fun
Or Basketball which is my personal favorite and its something you wont play just once : )
And a lot more Modes from soul catcher ( Kill and get their souls) To "Grab the gold" 9 Different fun modes.

The mechanism of the game makes it possible to do a great teamwork in adventure mode.
You can pick up your friend and throw him or he just simply jumps on your head to reach a high place and then lifts you up to join him, or use a weapon to blast your friend to a certain places, and just be creative with what you wanna do :).

A huge selection of weapons and faces, ( You can make your own face and put it in game folder for everyone to see)
the game is basically Get the (Certain number) of Gems in each level and reach the end in the best time ( And the hidden yarn ball )
Gems buys you Faces, Yarn balls buys Weapons.

WITH! the ability to Trade them in-game or in steam trading system, or even sell them on steam market.
Which is a good feature because you cant buy a certain thing you just buy and the outcome is random.

Each weapon is different and has a different use and great ways to make combos with.
You can either play good to finish, play dirty team killing, or see who can reach the end first.
Some levels however relies on teamwork cant afford to be selfish there.

With this ADORABLE looking graphics and soundtracks fun can never end, They made it even more fun by making Level Editor to make your own levels/playlists of levels, arenas or whatever the hell you want to make.
Steam workshop was diffidently a great feature for the steam version.

THIS Game has the FUNNIEST STORY I have ever seen in a video game, Every Cut scene you will be a FOOL to skip it because its just ... too .. funny and perfect with that amazing narrator.

its sad that they asked that no one posts a review or livestream or a video while on beta, but everyone did anyway .... and so i tried to make this review as resourceful as possible, so people would actually get a clue of what this game is if they never heard of it before or was wondering about it.

This game is worth every penny, watch some youtube commentary videos on its gameplay and decide for yourself :)

A Few updates.

they keep adding some special faces you can get by finishing every once and a while so its cool

and for summer sales people are wondering if the game is worth playing just for singleplayer
yes , i have maybe 20 hours stored only singleplayer playing this wonderful game alone is also fun and the levels changes when you play singleplayer to be set to solo mode ( Makes it possible to do everything solo ) and in multiplayer they are set for double so you need someone else to help you finish the level or you can also use the weapons to do it alone if you're good enough with them.

So yeah its pretty much fun singleplayer grinding for faces and achievements is always fun : )
Posted: May 14
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288 of 319 people (90%) found this review helpful
12.8 hrs on record
Amazing game. I honestly wasn't expecting this to be as good as it was, despite being a good fan of Castle Crashers. The videos of it didn't look too terribly interesting, but lemme tell ya. This is definitely a game worth picking up. This game actually has much smoother framerate than the previous The Behemoth release on steam, Castle Crashers. It runs without a hitch, and without a framerate cap.

I thought the voice acting of one of my personal vocal heroes was top-notch. (Definitely left a "stamp"... Dohohohoho...) The jokes were often corny, but it was tightly written in kind of a "I know this writing is bad, so I might as well go all out" kind of way. Makes it feel very light-hearted which is much appreciated in this barrage of "oh ♥♥♥♥, another gray Call of Gooby."

The controls feel very tight, although I do actually find the combat to be rather clunky. However the combat isn't as important as the platforming aspects, which are top notch. The variation of weapons are also a plus. Speaking of variation, I have a lot of work ahead of me if I want to unlock all of those heads hahaha.

The music fit the game nicely, and while it doesn't stand out, it is the perfect ambiance I need to push through and play in a "zenned out" state.

I recommend this game to everyone who is into platformers. It's such a great game and you should not pass it up.
Posted: May 9
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181 of 218 people (83%) found this review helpful
114.4 hrs on record
Ok lets just start by saying that i love "CASTLE CRASHERS" and even though this is by the same developer (The Behemoth) its not much like that game at all.
Now when i say this i mean in a good way,even though castle crashers is really good this is better and the sense of humour this game has is second to none.
Lets get down to the brass tacs of the game,the graphics really do this game justice and at times its like having a leading role in a cartoon show with the cut scenes being nothing short of briliant and they had me in stitches,rolling round on the floor in absolute agony (the last cut scene in game is the best and the song that goes with it is pure comedy gold-reminded me of something i would hear "MONTY PYTHON" sing).
The sound in game is one of the highlights also,and the narrator is one of the funniest things i have ever heard in a game in a long time (dare i say i will remember him as much as the narrator from BASTION) and the things he says (his constant "OH DEAR" and other comments as you die are hillarious) and the songs he sings will stay with you for quite some time.
The gameplay itself consists of taking on various levels (as you open up new parts of the prison---"SORRY THEATER") and whilst doing so trying to collect all the green gem's and also the ball's of wool (this game does have cats in so naturally balls of wool-trust me it goes along with how nutty this game is),now you dont need to collect all of them in the level to get past it,no you just need to find three of them and then the lock opens and the exit is clear.But that is part of the fun of playing the game as you try to find all the gems and balls of wool to get that A++ rating for that level.
As you progress through the game the challenges on the levels get tougher and you end up having to pull of jumps and moves that have to be spot on for you to progress,now this doesnt matter on the normal levels but on the timed ones can cause you some absolute "SCREAM OUT" moments of pure frustration (honestly i didnt get like that-OH YES YOU DID-NO I DIDNT-YES YOU DID-OK I DID ALRIGHT),but this all adds to the charm of the game as you have that "one last go" moment which can last you for hours (trust me i KNOW).
Now the gems you earn and the balls of wool you find are used in game as currency for the things you will eventually find yourself buying.Gems purchase heads and some of these are great and have had a lot of thought and some seem to be just after thoughts,but trust me that "POKEMON" bug will grab you and you will find yourself wanting to "GOTTA GET THEM ALL" (see just like pokemon),the balls of wool you trade to the cats (WELL THAT FITS DUH) for more weapons and these all seem to play out slightly differently from the boomerang to the grenade they all work slightly differently than the last one did.
Having finished the solo version of the game (and the later levels get really challenging-especially the timed ones),i moved on to the multiplayer side of the game.
Now this seems to play out just like the solo game and thats what i thought until i realised that without the other person to back me up i would get no where (in some games like this it doesnt really matter about working together but here it does).
You see in co-op the challenges are actually aimed at there being more than one player and try to play it solo and you will die and fail straight away.I will be playing it more in co-op now i have finished the solo game and find that this actually does add longevity to what is allready (in this reviewers opinion) a top notch and well developed piece of entertainment.
Will you want to play this game,well answer the 2 following questions and you'll know.
1 - Do you like games to have a wicked sense of humour and consist of laugh out moments ??
2 - Are you prepared to loose hours of your life as the bug grabs you and you must A++ that level no matter what ???
If you answer yes to both then buy this fantastic game straight away and if not buy it anyway and trust me you will never and i mean "NEVER" regret it.
Posted: May 25
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214 of 269 people (80%) found this review helpful
16.3 hrs on record
I want Stamper to narrate my life.
Posted: May 19
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774 of 1,062 people (73%) found this review helpful
13.5 hrs on record
I gave a cat some yarn and he gave me a hand grenade.

Posted: June 21
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