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 (22,206 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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June 18

BattleBlock Theater Steam now supports Mac OS

We already knew that the apple was going to fall into your laps at some point (or on your head if you’re Isaac Newton) and now it has landed…

Huh? Alright, that one was a bit of a stretch but all that matters now is that BattleBlock Theater Steam is now available for Mac OS X 10.7 and above! Apple consumers, rejoice!

If you already had BattleBlock Theater Steam then you should be able to open up your account on a Mac computer and install our game. If you don’t own it yet, then today may be the perfect day to get it!

BattleBlock Theater Steam is part of the Monster Summer Sale. It’s currently also part of a Flash Sale that runs until 10AM PDT on 6/19/2015 that puts it at 90% OFF the original price! This is some serious news and we hope you understand the gravity of it.

No? Too far? Forget it…


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June 10

BattleBlock Theater coming soon to Mac!

Developing for different platforms is like growing apples and oranges. We’ve already come out with oranges and bananas, but what we’ve heard from many of you is that you want the apples too. So, for you apple consumers, we’ve got good news for you:

We will be updating BattleBlock Theater Steam to include Mac OS! Current players will also be able to play from Windows or Linux and move their game copy over to Mac thanks to Steam Play. As long as you own a copy of BattleBlock Theater Steam, you’ll be able to play on any of the three Steam platforms.

You can purchase the game on Steam at any point and the Mac version will become available once our update goes live later this month! It will be compatible with all versions of Mac OS X 10.7 and above.

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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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
111 of 121 people (92%) 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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81 of 91 people (89%) found this review helpful
2 people 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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46 of 60 people (77%) 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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24 of 28 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
40.1 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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24 of 31 people (77%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 2
If this trailer isn't fantastic enough for you i don't know what is


over 9000/10 GO BUY THIS GAME
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