With BADLAND: Game of the Year Edition, experience the multi-award-winning action adventure like never before - redesigned for Steam.
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Mostly Positive (61 reviews) - 72% of the 61 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Release Date: May 26, 2015

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About This Game

Fly and survive through the Game-of-the-Year- winning world of BADLAND and discover an astonishing number of imaginative traps, puzzles and obstacles on the way.

9.5 / 10 - Games969 – “Challenging, fun and darn addictive”
9 / 10 - IGN Hungary – “Impressive”
9 / 10 - Gaming-age - "Shines brightly"
8.5 / 10 & the Joystick Award - SpieleTipps – “Highly recommendable”
8.5 / 10 - WhatsYourTagBlog – “Awesome!”
8 / 10 - GamingTrend - “The multiplayer mode is fantastic”
8 / 10 - WeGotThisCovered - “Deliciously difficult”
8 / 10 - TrueAchievements – “Hours of fun”

With BADLAND: Game of the Year Edition, you get to experience the multi-award-winning action adventure like never before. Redesigned for Steam, BADLAND: GOTY Edition builds on the stunningly atmospheric, hand-painted graphics of the original BADLAND with enhanced, above Full-HD visuals, completely redesigned controls, over 15 hours of single player campaign and awesome multiplayer fun for up-to-four players with both local co-op & battle modes.

BADLAND is an atmospheric side-scrolling action adventure platformer set in a gorgeous forest full of various inhabitants, trees and flowers. Although the forest appears to be right out of a beautiful fairy tale, there’s something terribly wrong. The player controls one of the forest dwellers to find out what’s going on, and discovers an astonishing number of imaginative traps and obstacles on the way.

Features:
- New: Level World added with over 40 000 levels
- New: New Day added - Welcome to Eternal Day with a new level every one to two weeks
- Side-scrolling action adventure platformer with innovative physics-based gameplay
- Local multiplayer awesomeness for up-to-4 players with co-op and battle modes.
- Single player campaign with 100 truly unique levels
- 100 multiplayer co-op levels and 27 battle levels
- Full Game Controller support
- New controls with full left/right/up/down control & all levels modified for the new controls
- Supports even 4 players on a single keyboard (old-school style) and any combination of keyboard and controllers
- Enhanced, above Full-HD graphics.
- 77 Achievements
- Cloud save & Steam trading cards
- Leaderboards

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System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 or above
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz CPU (Dual Core recommended)
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics Card made within the last 5 years (Pixel Shader 2.0, Vertex Shader 2.0)
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.8 or above
    • Processor: Intel based Mac
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics Card made within the last 5 years (Pixel Shader 2.0, Vertex Shader 2.0)
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz 64bit CPU (Dual Core recommended)
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics Card made within the last 5 years (Pixel Shader 3.0, Vertex Shader 3.0)
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
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LoliLicker
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
You push up, and thats about it
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angelofsora
( 8.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
Product received for free
I played this game on my mobile phone before, at that time I thought it is a good one.
But it seems not the same experience on PC.
(Got this as a gift from my friend.

+Good sound effect
+Good background design

-Repeated levels & gameplay
-Bad feeling playing with keyboard
-Not a training map or instruction of the elements in the game
-Low resolution when play windowed, the window is too small
-TOO DARK TO DISCOVER EVERYTHING, sometimes it's almost complete dark on the screen

4/10 in total, too many problems to be solved.
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Xadro
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 19
Fun little game but not enough for me to play more than an hour, mostly because im really bad it haha
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two cents
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 18
next time also mention this game is free on the google play store fml smh # g a y r e t a r d
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Hydreigon
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: July 17
Product received for free
I don't have much to say and I have not played this game much on PC, but I used to play it on iOS and it was fun as HECK. I used to play it with my friend all the time, and my review would be the same as Agen Otter's, but I got nothing much else to say. This game is awesome, and you need to get it if you don't already.
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skullzbag
( 5.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 14
Great and entertaining game!
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KingOfThePotatoPeople
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 13
Why all the hate? If you don't like the game, it doesn't mean it's bad. This is a great game: music 10/10, graphics 10/10, gameplay 10/10. Just a simple game. And yeah, €10,00 is maybe a lot. I would recommend to buy it when it's on sale (for like €2,99/€1,99)
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Matio_The_Ace
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 12
the game is nit working. really disappointed.
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anaqim
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 10
Fun game but probably more fitting casual mobile gaming than PC gaming.
After 30 minutes I uninstalled since again, it feels more fitting short term gaming sessions only.

Since this is Steam, I play on a PC and expect hours of gameplay, I cannot recommend it, even if it is nice made.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
43 of 54 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
Control a floating black puffball through a gauntlet of things that want to kill it.

The developers came up with a lot of great ideas to flesh out this concept. The powerups are imaginative and fun, and the level design works with them beautifully. The best stages are a blast to play through as you bounce through rapidly-spinning gears or navigate a whole swarm of puffballs through a shredding machine. Only one may survive, but hey, that's all you need!

I wish I could end the review here and give this my recommendation. Unfortunately, about 30% of the levels in the second half of the game take place in near or complete darkness. You have to navigate through mazes with no feedback except the glowing eyes of your puffball failing to move towards the right as they bump up against an invisible wall. Then you die and start over - yes, there's a time limit of just a few seconds.

Some levels pull this dark maze trick off, but it's only fun when you're controlling a whole swarm of puffballs, and you can use them as a sort of "throwing flour on a ghost" trick to work out where the walls are. But there were numerous times where I had no such option available and had to just (literally) bang my head against a wall until I found the correct path.

BADLAND is a good game with a major flaw that comes up far too often. On the plus side, they are very generous with save points and you do have the ability to skip sections you've failed multiple times. If you play this, you'll get a lot of enjoyment, but also a great deal of frustration.
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41 of 65 people (63%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
I know if I criticize this game because it's too hard, everyone will just thumbs down my review and write comments such us, "SO YOU BASH THIS GAME JUST BECAUSE YOU ARE BAD AT IT?" or something like, "I PLAYED THIS GAME ON ANDROID AND IOS AND I ALREADY FINISH THEM ALL. YOUR REVIEW IS NOTHING BUT SOMEONE BAD AT PLAYING THIS GAME."

Well, to be honest...

For an android or mobile game, this is addictive.
But for PC, this game is boring. Yes, we get HD visuals, but (HONESTLY) the difficulty itself is the main reason I downvote this game.

You like it? Good at it? Cool. Good for you.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
I've had Badland on Android since 2014, but finally picked up the PC version in a Humble Bundle. I was hopeful that playing multiplayer on a television with controllers would be better than having everyone crowded around a tablet, and I was right! Below is what I wrote about it back in 2014:

At first glance you might want to call Badland an infinite flyer. But there are enough major differences that I do not think it quite fits. Much like infinite flyers, you have one basic control: touch to fly up, don’t touch to drop down. However, in most infinite flyers touching anything results in death. In Badland there are many things that will kill you, but usually the floor and ceiling are safe. Instead the game is based around set obstacles that you must get past.

There are two main ways to lose. Contact with objects like saws, lasers, or getting squished between two otherwise harmless objects will kill you. Falling behind the camera also results in failure. Usually the camera continues forward at a slow but unstoppable pace. There are exceptions, like during maze sections where the camera will kindly wait for you to complete the puzzle. Failure is not the end of the world like most infinite flyers. Instead the game is riddled with checkpoints, usually placed right before each obstacle or puzzle.

Badland spices things up with power ups found throughout levels. Some make you smaller, some bigger, some bouncy, some sticky, etc. Usually they are strategically placed to help you get past the next obstacle. As with any good puzzle game, Badland takes the limited number of different elements and combines them in new, more challenging ways as the game progresses to keep itself fresh.

I have never played a game with a setting quite like Badland’s. It is a jungle world with pieces of abandoned advanced technology lying about. You see this world as a small creature trying to survive the day in this deadly world. The art style does a great job of presenting this beautiful world. The backgrounds are vividly colored, seemingly handpainted panoramas of huge objects in the distance. The objects in the foreground (as in, everything that you interact with in the game) are almost completely black. You might think that the background would distract from the important objects, but it did not. In fact, I only noticed things in the background if I was in an area with a lull in obstacles. I started to imagine what kinds of events might be happening on this world, what awesome sci-fi adventures were happening that my little fuzzy animal was completely unaware of. I also thought about all the hilarious ways that this little animal’s journey might be inadvertently affecting the world around it.

There is no soundtrack to speak of in Badland. Instead, ambient jungle sounds permeate quietly throughout. Many obstacles make sounds, such as the buzzing of a saw or the sizzle of a laser. Honestly I did not miss the existence of a soundtrack until I looked in my humble library and realized that the game came with no music.

There are 70 levels (not including community-made levels,) divided into different times of day. They of course get progressively more difficult. There are also goals besides simply reaching the end of a level. Throughout many levels you can get power ups that clone the little creature. The more clones that make it to the end, the better. It becomes very difficult to keep them all alive however, because they all obey your command to go up or down at the same time. Each level has three different objectives to complete, such as saving a certain number of creatures or collecting all the power ups in the level. It is the kind of game that I have enjoyed completing, but I doubt I will ever fully beat it.

There is also a hilarious local multiplayer mode where up to four people control different creatures making their way through the same level together. It is competitive, so whoever makes it farthest wins. This multiplayer mode works best on larger screens, and it is the first game that I can think of that makes perfect sense to play on Android TV.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
Never played such a contrast in a game before, of being amazingly to look at style wise, yet clunky as hell to actually play.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
Searching for familiar games
Found this and get hyped, because I had a memory playing this game with friends in my friends tablet and it was wonderful
Bought this and send 2 to my friends, hoping theres an online multiplayer
welp get disappointed, but still this game is enjoyable, and played for about 14 minutes today, cant stay longer cause its midnight

I'll be back playing this game if I get bored
and I'll be back with hardcore mode playing this game, if they got the online multiplayer in...

still not 24/7 rate would play it again
but I'll r8 this game 8/8 m8

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR!??
JUST BUY IT!!!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: July 17
Product received for free
I don't have much to say and I have not played this game much on PC, but I used to play it on iOS and it was fun as HECK. I used to play it with my friend all the time, and my review would be the same as Agen Otter's, but I got nothing much else to say. This game is awesome, and you need to get it if you don't already.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 14
Great and entertaining game!
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
97 of 122 people (80%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 31, 2015
BADLAND: Game of the Year Edition is a side-scrolling action adventure game developed by Frogmind. In BADLAND you take control of a small creature residing in a forest filled with deadly traps and obstacles, but where did these traps and obstacles come from? That is what you must find out. Along the way you'll come across many different pick-ups which will help you on your journey, some pick-ups will even clone your humble forest dweller! Creating an army of forest dwellers (clones) to take on whatever the forest throws at you.

+Absolutely gorgeous art style
+Incredibly good world design
+Simple gameplay, you keep your clone airborne while avoiding obstacles and traps using one key/gamepad button
+One hundred singleplayer levels, 100 multiplayer levels and 27 battle levels
+Excellent level design
+Great soundtrack and sound effects
+Most levels have very frequent checkpoints which is great if you're like me and die a lot
+A wide variety of pick-ups, many of which change the appearance of your clones
+Lots of interaction with the environment to avoid traps and complete puzzles
+The difficulty increases at a reasonable rate

-Apart from in the trailer there isn't really a story which is somewhat disappointing
-A few levels don't have checkpoints which is rather frustrating
-The speed at which the screen scrolls is dependent on what pick-ups you have and what speed your clone is going at which means if you're going really fast and suddenly stop you're screwed

Worth Noting:
  • BADLAND was originally a mobile game and has been ported to Steam, I wouldn't have known it was a mobile game had it not said on the store page but I know some people really hate seeing mobile games on Steam
  • Despite being called Game of the Year Edition, BADLAND has not been awarded this title on PC though it did win an iPad GOTY award from Apple on the app-store

Verdict:
Worth Purchasing (8/10)

BADLAND: GOTY is a great side-scrolling action adventure game with a gorgeous art style, great world design and simple gameplay. If you're a fan of side-scrollers, do yourself a favour and pick this game up

***This review was written using a key provided by the Developer for review purposes***

El K.
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53 of 65 people (82%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 26, 2015
Badland is gameplay-wise a wholesome, simplistic, and very fun sidescroller, which will occupy you for a long time with its uniquely challenging puzzles. But on the side of art design and atmosphere it is on a whole new level, rivaling some of the best indie games out there. It has a level of professionalism rarely seen in iOS to PC ports, and a level of immersion and beauty rarely seen in games as a whole.

Gameplay:
Badland is not mechanically deep, nor does it need to be. The gameplay is simple: get your small flying creature to the end of the level. There are puzzles, level geometry, and machines which stand in your way, and powerups which can serve as either a benefit or a hassle, and the levels dramatically increase in difficulty. Originally released on iOS devices, Badland was controllable with one button (or more accurately, one touch), but for this Game of the Year release, it has been rebalanced for a new control scheme allowing the player to move in any direction, with levels modified to accommodate, which adds an extra layer of depth and challenge. The controls feel incredibly fluid and smooth, and the game makes use of a realistically applied physics engine to increase the vivid, immersive feel of the movement and the game itself. There are even multiplayer and coop modes, local and playable with up to four players on one keyboard.This game gets much harder than you’d think!

Art:
Badland is artistically beautiful, with gorgeous background art, highly detailed level design, and incredible sound design, the latter of which is some of the best I've heard in any game. It immerses you in an atmospheric world of nature and beauty and mysterious machines. The silhouette level design reminds me of Limbo, but has its own unique feel within the context of this game as well.The story is told by the images in the background and how they evolve over time. Eventually you begin to question the world you are in, what happened to make it like this, and what role this small creature has to play. The atmosphere is sometimes peaceful and sometimes rather creepy. The visual art and level design are supplemented by the incredible sound design, immersive, ambient and very realistic. This is a great game to put on nice headphones, sit back and relax, and play, and it has a feature called “Flow Mode” which provides uninterrupted gameplay and minimalistic, text-free UI which is gorgeous and one of my favorite things about this game.

Negatives:
Here is the short list of things I don’t like about this version of the game. They are mostly just immersion-breaking more than anything else.
-Achievement notifications: Steam has its own achievement notifications, but Badland adds another: a banner that covers the top portion of the screen and breaks immersion. I’m not a fan of that, but it’s only there for a couple seconds.
-Camera: yes it is a sidescroller, and therefore the camera is supposed to be my enemy, but it still isn’t easy when the threat of the left wall of the screen is always directly behind you and you never get to look at the middle or right side of your monitor.

In all:
Badland was a standout showpiece on the iOS market, a place filled with the scum of the game industry, but here on Steam I can see that it will likely stand out less among more popular indie games. This is why I encourage you to get it: it’s a lovely experience, a wonderfully fun puzzle game, and a beautiful audiovisual presentation, and not something to be missed.
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60 of 79 people (76%) found this review helpful
32 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 9, 2015
Flappy Bird meets Limbo. If that sounds good to you then it will be worth purchasing.
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