You play as Brad the barbarian, who is awoken to the sounds of his town under siege. Today is different though; Brad has grown tired of fighting all the time. The usual grind for XP has grown dull, and he has decided to pursue his dreams of making music instead of shedding blood.
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Bardbarian vásárlása

NYÁRI VÁSÁR! Az ajánlat vége: július 4.

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Treefortress Bundle vásárlása

3 elemet tartalmaz: Bardbarian, JumpJet Rex, JumpJet Rex - Soundtrack

NYÁRI VÁSÁR! Az ajánlat vége: július 4.

 

A játékról


Thanks to Young Horses, Slick Ent Inc, and Team Meat for allowing us to do these amazing crossover exclusives for our Steam launch.

What is Bardbarian?
Bardbarian is a game! A game we've been lovingly working on for far too long and are ready to unleash on Steam with (hopefully) some love from the Greenlight Community.

What genre is the game?
It is a mixture of Tower Defense, RPG & RTS with some 'Shmup and Snake elements.

What's the Story?
You play as Brad the barbarian, who is awoken to the sounds of his town under siege. Today is different though; Brad has grown tired of fighting all the time. The usual grind for XP has grown dull, and he has decided to pursue his dreams of making music instead of shedding blood. Fashioning a lute out of an old axe, he steps out to save his town in the most bizarre of ways.

What's Gameplay like?
Move Brad around the battlefield and dodge incoming enemy attacks and projectiles. Brad is constantly playing his axe-lute and generating notes, standing still will cause him to "jam" and generate notes even faster. These notes act as your in-game resource; you can spend them to perform solos to summon units to follow and fight for you, as well as solos to boost their performance.

Navigate your party through the hordes of enemies, dodging and attacking, preventing them from destroying your town's prized decorative crystal. Survive waves to progress, collect loot, and unlock new units. Upon death you are able to visit the town shop in order to upgrade Brad, the town and your followers, in hopes to make it further next time.

Features!
  • Beautiful, hand-drawn artwork from start to finish
  • An awesome Rock/Metal original soundtrack by Maximum Satan
  • Bizarre genre-bending hybrid gameplay
  • 12 unique units to unlock
  • Customize your party loadout; Over 200 possible combinations
  • Collect loot from your fallen enemies and upgrade Brad, the town, and your units
  • A difficulty curve that will punish you for making mistakes, and you will
  • Over 8 enemy types to make you regret everything
  • 4 Epic boss battles to crush your spirits
  • Endless and Survival modes with leaderboards for when you're feeling competitive
  • Easter eggs and references galore, can you spot them all?
  • There's a dinosaur boss
  • There's also a Ratcoon, look at those sad little eyes

Steam/Greenlight Exclusive Features
  • Full controller support + KB+M
  • Revamped UI
  • Camera Control
  • Steam Cloud Saves
  • Rebalanced for Desktop
  • 3 Exclusive Indie Crossover Units
  • Steam Achievements/Leaderboards

Future Feature WishList
  • Steam Workshop Integration / Build & Customize your own campaigns & Units
  • More Levels
  • More Enemies
  • More Units
  • Sandbox mode
  • Looking into Local Co-Op

Rendszerkövetelmények

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • Op. rendszer: Microsoft® Windows® XP, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista® Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise (including 64 bit editions) with Service Pack 2, Windows 7, or Windows 8 Classic
    • Processzor: 2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible processor, or Intel Atom™ 1.6GHz or faster processor for netbook class devices
    • Memória: 1024 MB RAM
    Minimum:
    • Op. rendszer: Mac OS X v10.6, v10.7, v10.8, or v10.9
    • Processzor: Intel® Core™ Duo 1.83GHz or faster processor
    • Memória: 1024 MB RAM
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Sara
( 7.9 óra a nyilvántartásban )
Közzétéve: június 22.
Short but pretty fun game, buy it on sale.
courtepattes
( 7.6 óra a nyilvántartásban )
Közzétéve: június 21.
Short: Flash game like. Lot of farming. Fun for some time. Wait for sale.

This game is basically a flash game, but a good one. You destroy waves of incoming enemies before they reach the town crystal (deliberate silliness). You cannot attack monsters directly, though: you have to chant out a small band of warriors which will follow you closely. The goal is to dodge projectiles, while coming close enough the enemies so that your soldiers can kill them. Which means: you basically only have to move. Simplistic, but it proves efficiently entertaining.

Of course, as it has a flash game mechanics, you won't be able to go very far on your first run, but you win money with which you can upgrade yourself and your followers (as well as diverse features). Everything is quite basic, so do not expect much. It is fun, though, even if you have to repeat endlessly the same few waves. There is some diversity among the monsters, and a good choice of different followers. Developers have surely been imaginative on that side.

It gets boring after a few hours of gameplay, alas. Plus, the additional modes (survival and run) are most boring. In the survival mode, you can not do anything but dodge every foes for entire long minutes. Running is slow and devoid of any interest. Only the main game mode is worth playing; the other two are for achievements only.

Do not spend more than 3 euros/dollars in it.






Squanchy
( 5.8 óra a nyilvántartásban )
Közzétéve: június 18.
Bardbarian is a pretty cool little indie game which is hard enough to complete but thrilling enough to put in the time. The mechanics are simple, the upgrading system is good and the mini-games are fun enough. Not bad at all... not bad at all...
Mr. Bisou Bisou
( 11.1 óra a nyilvántartásban )
Közzétéve: június 15.
Extremely fun game and several hours of playtime guaranteed.
The graphics are a bit like Castle Crashers and the game mechanics feel similar as well. I played this game from start to finish with my xbox 360 controller and it worked flawless with the game.

The replay value is 'meh' since you can unlock more characters to assist you and you can try new tactics to finish the game faster, but nothing you'd want to play weeks on end. There's also the challenge levels, which are pretty alright, but the most fun for me was the actual campaign.

If the current pricetag of 8 euro is too steep for you, I would definitely recommend getting it during a sale.
Everkun
( 6.0 óra a nyilvántartásban )
Közzétéve: június 9.
Cheap and fun
RODOARIAS20
( 14.6 óra a nyilvántartásban )
Közzétéve: június 1.
one of the most and best epic casual game i ever played so addciting also has alot of tactics plus the music is so epic if you like nice music , strategy games and builds is a must buy
zimniros
( 4.9 óra a nyilvántartásban )
Közzétéve: május 26.
- Simple gameplay
- Great music
- Steam cards
- Easy achievements
Azure Thorn
( 3.4 óra a nyilvántartásban )
Közzétéve: május 25.
This game is amazing! I bought it because I thought as my friend had spoken about wanting being a Bardbarian in DnD and you know what? So worth it! It's the kind of charming funny little game I would expect around the whole Bardbarian idea.

Also his lute is an elctric guitar and that is awesome!
10/10 would buff team with solos again.
Tobias,B
( 0.6 óra a nyilvántartásban )
Közzétéve: május 24.
mobile port, a simple twist on tower defense with mobile defend units and upgrade. to slow for me, and units can only be uppgraded when you die. so you need to die to get far in to the game. making you replay boring maps so you can get the money to continue where you left off. for me this is way to slow and to much repetition.
Splatoon
( 9.6 óra a nyilvántartásban )
Közzétéve: május 23.
As someone who buys a lot of game bundles I tend to jump into numerous indie titles site unseen, something that usually ends poorly. Bardbarian however was a pleasant surprise, a game that takes two genres I'm usually lukewarm on (tower defense and shumps) and manges to combine them in a way that I found super addictive. It does get a bit grindy towards the end, but I found the mechanics entertaining enough in their own right that I never felt too bored. The charming art-style was a big plus as well. An easy reccomendation for anyone looking for something to tackle in bite-size chunks (it's a great 15 minute break game) and for the achivement hunters out there, they're a pretty easy 100%.
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10 emberből 7 (70%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
Ajánlott
4.9 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: május 26.
- Simple gameplay
- Great music
- Steam cards
- Easy achievements
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2 emberből 1 (50%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
Ajánlott
7.9 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: június 22.
Short but pretty fun game, buy it on sale.
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2 emberből 0 (0%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
Ajánlott
5.5 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: 2014. május 24.
Jó volt, szép volt, de a végére már elég volt. Jól szórakoztam rajta, teljesen nem fejeztem be a játékot, az utolsó boss még visszavan. Játékélmény tetszett, azt is meg kell hagyni, hogy elég nehéz a játék. 7/10. Ajánom, jó gém!
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Ajánlott
4.6 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: 2015. február 17.
AT A GLANCE
(Full review follows below)

  • Game Name: Bardbarian
  • Original Release: 2014
  • Genre Tags: Defense; Strategy; RPG; Casual; Musical
  • My Overall Grade: A-
  • Estimated Playtime (Campaign): 3-7 hours
  • Multiplayer Aspect: None
  • Recommended To: Established fans of the genre; Those intrigued by the genre; Novelty seekers; Casual gamers

REVIEW
Bardbarian is quite the fun game. It blends elements of tower defense, RPG, action-strategy, and bullet-dodging to form a short-and-sweet little game. Personally, the game felt a lot like the “Protect the Queen” games I used to play on StarCraft custom maps. There are no truly innovative mechanics to the game, but the way the pieces come together do manage to form a game that has a strong charm of novelty.

The game is short. It took me just under 5 hours to earn all achievements. That’s OK though, because it was a fun 5 hours and I didn’t really need any more. If you find yourself wanting more you can compete on the leaderboards.

Also, the game is casual. Even on the “insane” difficulty, the game becomes simple once you’ve bought enough upgrades. As someone who enjoys casual games, I really felt the balance of difficulty in this game was very enjoyable. You have to pay attention and play, but you won’t ever find yourself frustrated. Having said that, people who like very difficult games may find themselves left wanting by Bardbarian.

The gameplay itself is extremely simple. You’ll have it all figured out in the first minute and it won’t change much after that. There are new units and upgrades which you unlock that spice things up as you progress. But I will admit, the content is rather limited.

The graphics are "cartoonish" and simple, but they fit the atmosphere. The music is not bad by any means, but I felt it could have been a little more epic and various considering the game has strong musical undertones. The controls are fluid and intuitive. The game is stable; I experienced no glitches or crashing.

In summary, I would say Bardbarian is very fun and worth playing. It’s simple enough that almost anyone should be able to enjoy the gameplay. If you are itching for something fresh and a little different you can probably get some fun out of this game.

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Nem ajánlott
6.7 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: 2014. július 10.
Bardbarian "is a mixture of Tower Defense, RPG & RTS with some 'Shmup and Snake elements". I have no clue where the RTS element is.

It's essentially a game about defending your town crystal from incoming waves of enemies. How do you defend it? You summon party members with different abilities, and you run around dodging bullets and buffing your party (you do not control your attacks, that's all done automatically).

When I saw this game, I thought it looked interesting enough to give it a go. The reviews were surprisingly positive, so... why not?

I'll just say that I was extremely disappointed with this game, and the reviews are unbelievable. I honestly don't know why people think this is a good game of PC! Here's a more lengthy analysis.


First off, presentation.
The graphics look a bit average to me, but they're fine. What you see is what you get (from the screenshots). One problem with it, is that it's highly repetitive, even visually, since you have only one map for the campaign. And it doesn't really change its look. Other modes have different maps, but nothing beautiful or interesting.
They're fine. That's all I can say about it.

The music was actually not bad. It's almost neo-classical metal, instrumental only. Unfortunately, there's only one song on the campaign. The song loops the entire time, which can (and does) get repetitive after listening to it hours on end. The song loops pretty seemlessly, so that's good (from what I could tell). It was just background music, didn't really add to the experience.
There were no volume sliders either. Only music/sound-effects on/off.
Very limited overall. A bit more effort and it could have been much more enjoyable, but playing the same track over and over and over... not good.

The interface was fine. The mouse support works fine on the menus. I played the game with a Gamepad and it worked well as well, so good job on that. Unfortunately, the concept of an Options Meny seems to be very foreign to the developer. There's barely anything, which is really annoying. But hey, at least it had rebindable keys!
It's.. again, fine. Nothing noteworthy here, it's missing a bunch of options, but it didn't really prove to be a problem, in my experience.



So, how's gameplay?
Well, it's a grindfest. Almost a waiting game...
As I said, you don't actually attack. So, your whole job is to summon party members, and run around the map, getting close enough for your party to attack. You can also boost the party with +Attack, +Speed, +Defense, or a special Stun ability. If your party member dies, you'll have to summon them again, at a cost. If you Bard dies, or your Crystal is destroyed, you lose. Simple enough.

To summon units and use buffs, you'll need to gather "Notes". You gain a few over time, and you get some more from enemy drops, sometimes.
And that's pretty much it, as gameplay.
Enemy variety was pretty good. They'll shoot at you, with some of them being faster, some firing multiple shots, in multiple directions, etc. It felt inspired by The Binding of Isaac (in a good way). That's not to say that the enemy variety is even remotely closer. Not at all. There are about 10 different enemies, and some of them are fairly similar.

So, all you have to do is literally run around, for the most part. And it gets very old, very fast. It's clearly designed as an iOS game... And a lazy one.
It does have some bullet hell elements. And those could have saved the game! But, there's a huge problem with that. As I mentioned, you have units. These run around you. Which means that your hitbox is huge, and very inconsistent. You simply can't do those awesome dodges you would in a bullet hell. There's no way.
There's an upgrade on the shop for the party to stick closer together, but it barely helps... Everytime you move, they'll stay a bit behind, which would be fine, but it provides nothing of worth! It simply inutilizes most of the dodging. Which means that you'll always play safe, run around, not feeling like a badass.
That's all the gameplay is. Running around.
The Boss fights were significantly better, but still not very good. A few simple patterns, but they at least felt more refreshing.

The second part of this game, is the upgrading system. The game is structured with 4 times of the day, each with 5 levels (a Boss Fight in the 5th). Once you beat a Boss, you can't start from that point after you die, or you can go back to the beginning. This could have been fine, but it isn't.
The upgrades are absolutely necessary. It's literally impossible to make any progress without upgrading everything. And that's usually how games go, but this is different. Your progress is 95% affected by your upgrades. There's no skill involved. It's a question of either having enough damage, or not having it. Even if you're a good player, you'll simply be overun by enemies that will rush you crystal. Once you die, there you go upgrade some more, and then beat it easily. And that's the whole game. The upgrades aren't at all interesting.
They're just that, upgrades. More damage, more health, more speed, more money, more notes, etc.
This makes for a very, very stale game. You're always doing the same thing! Running around, collecting gold so that you can buy more upgrades, until you reach the end. There are no deep mechanics to learn or master, no strategy, no anything.

The only glimpse of strategy, is choosing your units. You'll unlock different units throughout the game, with different abilities. There's a huge problem with it, though. First off, some of them are pretty much useless. They're not helpful at all, so there's no point in even existing. The other problem, is unit upgrades.
You can upgrade them too (see it as levels, basically. higher level=better version of the unit, simply that). BUT, if you want to test a unit, and see if they're any good, you'll have to upgrade them to the same level that your other units are. Otherwise, you can't compare them very well, can you? But, to upgrade them, you'll waste gold, that you only want to use in a unit that you know will be useful. And this is where the system falls apart.

To try the unit, you'll have to waste gold already, otherwise, there's no point, as they'll be incredibly underpowered. This makes it a waste of gold (which equals to a waste of time, as your play time is simply to collect enough gold to make progress!). It's broken and pointless. This leads to a very limited cast of characters. I stuck around with most of the initial ones because of it. And I've done fine. Different characters could interact differently, but when the gameplay is literally just running around, it makes almost no difference! You don't play with the characters, they play themselves.



To its credit, there are 2 other game modes. One is just survival, in which you get a random unit spawn that you must collect, and sometimes food (healing). There are bosses, from time to time, and the enemies will try to kill you (no crystal this time).
The other one is an infinite runner mode, you a few stationary enemies (pretty much towers), and randomly spawned obstacles. Both of these modes unlock 2 cross-over characters, so you are encouraged to try them out.
The achievements were... meh. Barely anything to encourage you different (and interesting) character combinations, which is a really big miss. They're mostly for beating each Boss, unlocking characters, upgrades, etc. Nothing interesting. And that's unfortunate.


Conclusion
This game is literally a waste of time. You'll collect gold to buy upgrades and progress in the game. You'll not learn how to master the mechanics the more you play. You won't feel any kind of rewarding sensation whenever you beat a Boss.

The game has potential, but ends up feeling like a lazy iOS game. You'll be entertained for 1-2 hours. Not more.
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Ajánlott
5.5 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: 2014. április 5.
I have always enjoyed a good tower defense game but to be honest the genre has felt very stale as of late. Most tower defense games are mixtures of previous tower defense games we have all played before.
In this game however you are moving around the "towers" (that are actually people) in a group while dodging projectiles. It makes for good fun and most importantly it's priced right. I support devs that price their games accordingly. Bardbarian trys something new and for that I give this game a reccomendation.
http://youtu.be/JFRQjoFO7Hc
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Ajánlott
1.3 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: 2014. július 10.
Yeah this game is pretty rad. I picked it up in a bundle and really recommend it, even at full price RRP it's pretty worth it. As far as tower defence games go, its way up there on the list and deservedly so. Great music, funny gameplay and decent upgrade system with loads of unlocks. Well worth a blast if it's in your library. Controller recommended.
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Ajánlott
5.3 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: 2014. április 1.
First off, very fun game. At first I thought this would be an easy game but obviously as levels progress hordes of mobes get tougher but as you kill you collect gold which you may use to upgrade your hero, your minions and few other things. You unlock new units the further you survive. This is a great Tower defense/RTS game, dont think i played another like it but soon as I saw trailer I bought it.This is a well done game thats pretty challenging. I'll be playing this for a while.
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Ajánlott
7.1 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: 2014. április 11.
Bardbarian is a tower defence game with a unique twist, the towers are attached to the main character and you steer them around the battlefield to take out the creeps.

There are elements from many games here, the lane approach of Plants vs. Zombies, the grind and slowly improve of many IAP games and even playing guitar riffs like in Brutal Legend to buff your group. The cartoon graphics are beautiful and the various towers look great.

You troops come in many familiar variants, from glass cannon ninjas to de-buffing Shaman to front line tanks and healers. There are even some familiar faces from the Indie world that make an appearance! There is a decent amount of strategy in the choice but you can only bring 3 types of towers at a time, I can't help but think if this limit was relaxed it would have provided a more interesting game. It is increased to 4 after you complete the game once but still...

You can be constantly on the move, attack from angles with high damage low health units to attacking front on with the tank taking the damage while shooing down lanes or even some variation thereof. I used a front line of ninjas with shamans and an engineer to provide support. Looking around there does seem to be a nice variation of viable builds, a definite plus!

The grind is the biggest issue here and shows the games IAP roots. Taking out IAP and just making the game paid for the PC market does not a great game make, it seems as though the grind is the primary game mechanism at times, not fun. There is only one map in the main game and even though every 5 levels out of the the total of 20 the time of day changes and you get a unique boss, there is no discernible difference apart from slightly different creeps. There are a couple of other modes, survival where creeps come from all angles and and escape mode where you navigate a maze of creeps and obstacles to see how far you go.

There are a few cosmetic bugs, but nothing major and I'm sure they will get patched at some point.

If steam reviews had a “meh” category this game would fall into it. It's too grindy for a paid game and doesn't really offer enough value for it's price. Pick it up in a bundle or on sale and wile away a few hours or don't!
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Ajánlott
13.2 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: 2015. február 2.
Great and very addictive simple indie game with few RPG elements. Honestly one of the best indies i ever played. Got it from bundle, but i need to admit that £5.59 is not much for such production. Anyway I'm a bit sad, because Bardbarian lacks of replayability, which is really needed in this genre in my opinion. Didn't really like the survival mode, but who cares when the main features are fantastic.

So if you didn't get it yet, i can strongly recommend Bardbarian to all RPG/tower defence fans, especially if you are bored and willing to have some fun.

My rating: 85/100
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