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 (19,678 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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April 3

Enter to win a Hatty Hattington tissue box cover!

April 3rd marks our 2nd anniversary for BattleBlock Theater (BBT) with its first release on XBLA! Since then, we've released all of our special unlocks--all of Hatty's friends--on both XBLA and Steam.

Now, we'd love to hear who your favorite BBT character is and why! We'll randomly choose 5 winners from the entries and send them a Hatty tissue box cover (currently expo exclusive).

Go to our sweepstakes page HERE to enter by April 7th, 2015 - 3PM PT. You do not need a Facebook account to enter.

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February 16

Vote For Your Favorite Fan Art Entry!

Valentine's Day Fan Art Contest

Our call for entries closed over the weekend and we got over 150 entries for our Valentine's Day Fan Art Contest! Now we need your help to choose the community winner! Our Behemoth staff will be choosing 3 winners, but we still need your help to choose 1 winner for this contest as part of the community vote.

Winners will be getting a Castle Crashers Pink Knight plush, so these art works need your love! Go to the gallery HERE and vote on your favorites. You can vote on more than one fan art!

Voting closes on 2/17/2015 at Noon PST. Show them your <3

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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

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
    • 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
56 of 60 people (93%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2014
Boys and Girls! Ladies and Gentlemen! Are you ready for a story full of friends, adventures and hundreds of precious treasures? Yes?! Let me intro- OR LET'S SKIP ALL THAT CRAP!

Battleblocks Theater® is a Platformer game created by The Behemoth, studio responsible for another great indie game; Castle Crashers. YES, YOU SHOULD CHECK IT OUT TOO

But let's come back to the topic of this review; Battleblocks Theater® that is!
In this nice to an eye indie platformer you get invited to a heartwarming story straight from a horror and you'll be less likely to leave. And you might even not feel like leaving

But What This Game Will Give You, You Ask?

• Of course platformer experience. Obstacles to overcome! Friends to save! Gems to collect!

• A Chance to turn your friends into enemies and your enemies into friends.... maybe, not sure about the last one.
I'm talking about co-op here. Just saying to underline it!

• And of course Local Co-OP.
Play with your daddy, mommy, brothers, sisters, cat or even your dog.

• An amazing hair simulator.
LOOK AT THAT HAIR! It's also hat and head simulator and weapon simulator!

• Multiple game modes make sure you won't get bored too quickly. Play alone, play with friends or aginst them. Or just mess around!

• It has level creator. Yes you can make your own levels now with an advanced in-game level editor!
Now go make some living hell, impossible to beat level for other players, friends or whoever!

• The game is narrated by amazing Stamper. His voice and narration add climate and humor to the game.
Just watch the intro-video up there :D

• Get licked by a kitty-katty.


Wait, Wait. Where are cons and bad stuff about the game?! huh?!

THIS OUTSTANDING & SOLID GAME HAS NO ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ CONS YOU EVERLASTING WHINER!...... well maybe price isn't that low but you can always pick it up on sale! :D Must have!

~ D.Punk
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36 of 37 people (97%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 16
A fun little 2D platformer game where your goal is to farm as many gems as you can while dodging the many obstacles and enemies on your way to the exit of the level
The story is that you get betrayed by your best friend and evil cats force you to do lots of dangerous and unpredictable parkour while you save your fellow friends from the prison with the gems you got
Overall challenging and creative level designs tho it gets kinda repetitive later on
You can also make your own maps and share them with others through the Steam Workshop although theres a lack of people in the Steam Worskhop for this game
I recommend a controller if you want to buy this game
Cool Cartoony visuals
Solid Gameplay
Awesome and Catchy Soundtrack
Lots of diffrent Obstacles and Enemies
Multiplayer mode for your friends and family
Theres a lot of character and weapon customizations you can unlock
Bonus timed levels where you have to finishe the stage under a certain amount of time
Insane mode (for the hardcore people) where the only diffrence is if you die you have to repeat the whole level from start :)
The Narrator's storytelling and humor 11/10
It gets repetitive quickly
Annoying Enemies
I once played insane mode and i threw my controller
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33 of 37 people (89%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
Played for nearly 2 hours, lost 13 friends and cried myself to sleep. 10/10 Would play more but I now have no friends.
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31 of 34 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
15.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2014
It took years for developer The Behemoth to put the finishing touches on its latest platforming masterpiece, and it’s easy to see why. While it would have been easy to simply rig up a basic menu and some customisation options to string all the levels together, The Behemoth has carefully crafted an outrageously humorous and addicting experience that will keep us entertained its next project is unleashed on the world.It’s not only surprising that BattleBlock Theater has a story that is more than an intro cutscene, but it’s surprising just how funny it manages to be at the same time. It's juvenile, but it's funny.The game's story follows Hatty Hattington who is shipwrecked on a mysterious island with hundreds of his close friends. Hatty is then taken captive by the island’s feline natives, and brainwashed to become their leader as his friends are forced to participate in deadly theater performances.This rather bizarre setup paves way for the hundreds of levels, which make up the majority of the game. Each level plays out on a theater stage, with catlike silhouettes creeping in the foreground, standing in for a ‘virtual’ audience.It’s ironic given how creative the setup is that the actual gameplay is simple, but what BattleBlock Theater might lack in novel mechanics and flashy gameplay is made up for with tight controls and excellent level design. Every level is laid out on what is essentially a grid, with various block types making up the floors and walls you maneuver your little avatar on.However, levels aren’t as simple as racing towards a finish line or taking out a certain number of enemies.Weapons, along with a standard repertoire of punches and kicks, can be used to defeat enemies, but to be honest, the fighting system never felt as tight as the platforming did.BattleBlock Theater wouldn’t feel right if you weren’t able to tackle the game with a friend by your side, and The Behemoth hasn’t forgotten its Castle Crashers roots. Playing the campaign solo works perfectly fine, but BattleBlock was designed with co-op in mind, and it shows.BattleBlock Theater feels like it was designed for the child that still lives inside me. It’s juvenile, colourful, and silly. But more importantly, it achieves everything it set out to do, with a near masterful level of execution. The addictive multiplayer and excellent level creation tools are just the icing on the cake.
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23 of 26 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 13
This game is, to put it simple: Hilarious.

The story is told by Stamper, if anyone knows him, a guy with a great narrator voice as shown in the game. During the game he will pretty much tell you what is going on and what you shouldn't do: Dieing mostly.
In cutscenes he will progress the story and tell you all kinds of things in a fun fashion.

The gameplay is nothing that spectaculair but still really good. It's a puzzle platformer as much as it can be a platformer. In 2D, you will run, jump, ride and slide across blocks of various elements, collecting gems to open the exit. The difficulty progression is steady and with the amount of levels, the final ones will/can be really frustrating but certainly do-able.

The music is happy and upbeat as the game itself and with the great visual style, jokes and voice-acting, I believe this is certainly a game looking into.
Additionally, it has multiplayer, so you can even go nuts with your friends in existing or self-made levels!
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23 of 27 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
A game as well known for its down-right great farcical comedy as it is for killing your friend(s) for the benefit of your own. 10/10 friends will die.
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18 of 20 people (90%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2014
Better than heroin.
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14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
I love this so much!
It's heaps of fun to play by your self, or with friends.
It's funny and the narrator makes you laugh out loud.
The controls are easy too.
So I definetly recommend this game if you want a fun and easy to play game, and love to play with your friends.
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 10
A game!?
Mario?! NO IT'S NOT!
It's a game with a hilarious intro (not to mention the language used!).
It's a game where you get to be creative, by making your own maps and not to forget share them so others can play them too!

You get to fight, jump, fly aaaand kill cats!
All your favorite combinations in a super funny, totally awesome, somehow Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious game!

But is it worth the money?
Oh well. YES it is. So go ahead and throw ALL your money away -and while you're throwing them somewhere, why not throw them on THIS game!?
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
Potato salads.
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 2
If this trailer isn't fantastic enough for you i don't know what is


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18 of 24 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2014
I love collecting all the characters in this game :D
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
35.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 7
Buckle your pants and contain your peeslosh, children, it's time for BATTLEBLOCK THEATER!

Hatty Hattington and his shipful of best friends are sailing around, making merry, when calamity strikes! A massive storm leaves them shipwrecked on a mysterious island, at the foot of a mysterious abandoned, old theater.

But it's not abandoned.

It's filled with cats! Loads of cats. Sinister cats who imprison you and all your friends, and then force them to run increasingly deadly acrobatic obstacle courses for their entertainment. All the while, Hatty Hattington watches on from the vault behind the gift shop. Boy, he's not moving much. But I'm sure he's fine! You'd better go rescue him, though! He doesn't look like he's taking this predicament very well.

In the main story mode, there are 8 chapters, each with 9 normal stages, a 2-part finale, and 3 encore stages. In the normal stages, you must find at least three green gems and reach the exit in time. Each one you complete unlocks the next one, and the final one unlocks the finale. In the finale, you're racing against the clock. You still need three gems in the first part, though I'm not positive about the second. May as well collect them, just to be sure! You have to do these two stages back-to-back, you can't select one individually. Which is a little annoying when you've only missed the A++ grade on one of them, and aren't positive you even got it until after you've finished both and checked. The encores are all unlocked at the same time after the finale is completed. These are basically timed, more challenging normal stages, and are completely optional. But, you know. Do 'em.

At heart, BattleBlock is a solid platformer. Beyond solid. The level design in this is pretty rather darn expert-tier, and there's enough variety to it that you won't get bored before the end. I mean, you've got your typical platformer fare. Ice floors and spikes and water you can't touch for... some reason. But then you have weird rideable squarish pig things, cats that breathe in really hard to pull you towards the hazards near them, these magmatic blocks that launch you off when you so much as lightly brush them, and some sort of... duck... shark... Yoshi's Island-lookin' guys that help you onto ledges and also poop you at things!

It's also got the one thing that no other platformer that I've ever played has, and that's Stamper! I don't know if I can adequately describe this to you, but where the exceptional gameplay and endearing visual style make this a great game, Stamper's narration then makes it phenomenal. Every silly line is spouted in the perfect way to get the most comedic mileage out of it. I mean, the lines are already pretty amusingly written, but man, that voice, that energy... of all the best friends in this game, the narrator may as well be your bestest friend of all! He's right there with you, every step of the way. Advancing the plot, chatting with you as you play, commenting on and reacting to the situations at hand. We're talking Bastion levels of unforgettable narration, right here.

So, what else.

There are plenty of other modes besides just rolling through the basic story mode by yourself. There's also an insane mode which forces you to start the entire level if you die even once! Did I mention there's an achievement in it, for you? There's also a co-op story. That also has an insane mode, in case there's anybody left in your life that you don't completely hate, yet (Stamper notwithstanding)! There's also an arena, which has eight different gametypes, including a fun sort of basketball game, a race to finish a level first, one where you have to rub up on all the tiles to change them to your team's color (my personal favorite), and of course just plain ol' beating the crap out of each other!

You can, of course, play community-built stages, as well, in single player, co-op, AND arena varieties. These don't get you gems (the currency for unlocking new prisoners) or yarn (the currency for unlocking new weapons) unless they're featured, but they'll help ease the shakes you'll get when you're jonesing for a BattleBlock fix.

Also, got a few bombs of knowledge I should drop, here. First, there's a new Furbottom's Feature every Friday. Every other week, it's a new arena playlist. On the non-arena weeks, it alternates between a set of single player levels, and a set of co-op levels. You can be notified whenever there's a new feature by subscribing to this BattleBlock Steam community subforum. Also, every so often special prisoner heads are released for a limited time, and can be collected either by simply booting the game, or by completing a current feature. I check in on this guide this guide every so often to see if there's one up. If you don't care about prisoner heads and just want to have fun, ignore all this garbage and go about your life, unburned by the hellish draw of completionism!

BattleBlock's difficulty is fair, and has a good learning curve. The music is all pretty groovy and gives you something easily worth listening to as you step on that obvious trap and die like an idiot.

I mean succeed wildly and without error.

Alright, I hope that's everything because I've got stuff to do. So, uh, buy BattleBlock Theater! Enjoy it! It will enjoy you back!
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2014
Ok im a sucker for a decent platformer game stemming back from my console days (PC MASTER RACE!!....j/k lol) and this one is pretty darn good !!! Its got a good look too it and very smooth animations and controls are pretty tight.I suggest like the game Recommends useing a controller i think its best for this one !! It has Single Player and Multiplayer so you can Kill....I mean Help your friends out :P You can also customize your character with diffrent thing like HATS ( yeah hats again....) and stuff. You also can make your own lvls and share them.The game also supports SteamWorks!!! I say pick this one up if you like fun little platform games !!
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
14.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2014
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
17.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2014

10/10 Would play again
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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
12.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2014
this is a fun video game
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
56.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 18
Do you like killing your friend? Get this game.
Do you like Stamper's voice? Get this game.
Do you like cats? Get this game.
Do you like having lots of weapons? Get this game.
Do you like platformers? Get this game.
Do you also like puzzle games? Get this game.
Do you like quick-reaction games? Get this game.
Do you like buckling your pants? Get this game.
Do you like this list of just a few things in-game that I mentioned in this review? GET THIS GAME NOW!!!
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2014
I love this game.
- Original Story
- Great Humor
- Epic Narrator
If you want to buy it, don't think to times, do it faster than you can!
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