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 (25,180 reviews) - 98% of the 25,180 user reviews for this game are positive.
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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November 25

BattleBlock Theater & Castle Crashers On Sale!

Who says theaters and castles are no fun? You could be a part of deadly performances or fight some mystical creatures in BattleBlock Theater & Castle Crashers! Both games are part of Steam's Autumn Sale and they're both 75%OFF the original price until December 1st.

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November 3

BattleBlock Theater Steam Update 1.4 (Mac Only)

Hello Mac Users!

We recently got a few reports from BattleBlock Theater players who had updated to the new OS X El Capitan on Mac about getting a flash sprite error when attempting to load the game. BBT Steam Update 1.4 addresses this issue and players should now be able to load the game without getting this error.

Fixed: "Fatal error - Failed to load Flash Sprite shader" error no longer pops up for OS X El Capitan users.

If you notice any significant changes to your gameplay experience after downloading Update 1.4, please connect with our support team here: http://support.thebehemoth.com

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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, Sony PS3, 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. *Note: DirectInput is NOT supported.
    • 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
Helpful customer reviews
168 of 191 people (88%) found this review helpful
76 people found this review funny
115.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 13
This game is so fabulous!

I finished it after +50 hs and made me so happy when finally I rescued Hatty from the hands of the cats cute cats

- Pros:

• A lot of funny moments, playing and watching the cutscenes.

• Prisoners to unlock, and weapons too.

• Workshop = More content.

• Differents game modes and multiplayer.

• Insane mode, makes the game more hard, that means you will have to think before do something, otherwise you will have to start all again.

• Catchy soundtrack, really catchy.

• Best Steam trailer ever created:


- Cons:

• Who cares?!
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93 of 112 people (83%) found this review helpful
68 people found this review funny
16.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Make your friends fall into their deaths.Drown them,zap them,Or spike them.It doesn't matter because you know you want to kill your friends.

10/10 Best game for Multiplayer
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59 of 72 people (82%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
22.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
Hello and welcome to my BattleBlock Theater ( AKA BBT ) review :

My criteria for reviewing this game is :

- Gameplay ( 5/5 )

- Story ( 5/5 )

- Characters ( 5/5 )

Rating Criteria (For Overall) :

1 - 2 : No.

3 - 5 : Yes.

-This review might contain spoilers , and my review may not be understandable.. So yeah..

So let's start the review

Gameplay (4/5) :
- The gameplay is all about running through obstacles , dodging them , killing the security guards ( AKA Security catz ) , or play with friends and do co-op to boost up your story in BBT or even do whatever you want by making new maps to challenge people.

Story ( SINGLEPLAYER ) (3/5) :
- The story is all about you and your friends went to an abandoned ship , and one of your friend named " Hatty Hattington " got captured by the security cats.. And they let hatty wore a mysterious hat..And hatty went evil. So you must rescue hatty from all obstacles and even security cats.

Characters (3/5) :
- The characters are good..You can customize your characters head , color , and use weapons to kill the security cats and also the security looks cool too. ^.^

Overall (3.33/5) :
- The game is really fun especially it will make you laugh whenever you did something and it fails..And you can do glitches too and smash your friends , foes or even frenemies in co-op or multiplayer , and you can customize your head - (Getting heads like troll face or etc from diferent websites.)

Thanks for reading my review and have a nice day..
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49 of 60 people (82%) found this review helpful
20 people found this review funny
522.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
The most intresting and funny Platform game that you will surely enjoy playing it with friends
you can express your feelings in this game and undrestand each others feelings!
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32 of 35 people (91%) found this review helpful
40 people found this review funny
20.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
I thought my best friend would allow me to get the 10+ gem hat during impossible mode. I was forsaken as he dove into the water and reset the map before i stood on the platform to win the stage. He is no longer with us and this game only reminds me of those endless strugles that had happend. May he burn in the hottest pits of hell for what he had done.

Never had I hated a man for so long. 10/10
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