With BADLAND: Game of the Year Edition, experience the multi-award-winning action adventure like never before - redesigned for Steam.
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Release Date: May 26, 2015

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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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CptArchon
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
Excellent game, almost like Flappy Birds meets Limbo. Beautiful aesthetic, fun and challenging gameplay, this is a must-play.
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☣Ńěxónité☣ | Syed
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
One of many fantastic 2D platformers, this game does not fail to entertain. Take your fluffy winged friends through bad lands and navigate obstacles as you immerse yourself into this wild adventure. I suggest using a headphone to appreciate the game environment.

The objective is to safely negotiate each level while also trying to save as many clones as possible. There are power ups that speed up the flight or slow you down. The remaining ones either bulk you up or shrink you to a tiny spot on screen. I really enjoy using the latter.

It all comes down to timing the flight well. Its challenging and fun. Fun because the key bindings are very simple and, challenging because you gotta be one step ahead and use exactly the required number of power ups to either squeeze through or wreck your way in a big way!

How you fail a level you ask? Get ready to receive a good crushing from falling rocks and heavy machinery. Or just stop flight and let the moving screen drag over you and pop your eyes open! And the respawn starts at very convenient checkpoints, so there is no frustration over repeated tries unlike the flappy bird game where you just wanna crush those wide lipped 'birds' for being flappy for nothing!

I rate this game 10/10
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Ms. Cinnamon
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
This game is beautiful but not my type.


  • It's beautiful
  • Levels are well made
  • The concept is good and even has a multiplayer

BUUUUUUUUUT, I don't like the controls and I think this do a better mobile app than a PC game. Actually it is a FREE mobile app, go a check it here

As I said it's a good game but I don't recommend it for PC but for mobile.


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Rufus
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
Like a poor man's Limbo crossed with Flapy Bird, only not as clever as the former or as addictive as the latter.

The gameplay consists of holding right and pressing A sometimes. There's supposed to be puzzles in there somewhere, but most of it can be passed using the previously mentioned right and A combination. The levels are short and fairly uninteresting; as is the sound. About the only redeeming feature the game has is some decent background visuals.

I wouldn't recommend this to anyone. It might be ok on mobile, but there's far better on pc. I'm glad I got this very, very cheap in a sale, but even so, I wish I could still refund it now.
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Bloopers ツ
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 5
BADLAND, is a terrific game that I do recommend to anyone that at least has an interest in these types of games.
From the unique dark art design and sound to it's interesting, well thought out and enjoyable levels, this game far exceeded my expectations. All this makes for a competent and fun game, that feels like a slight blend of Limbo and Flappy Bird.
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zombie
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
Is this flappy bird? Well kind of, you are a flappy shadow thing in a mechanical shadow world. Fast based physics puzzles. Fun for short periods.
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BrandeX
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
The full game is free on Amazon Underground. You can play Android games on PC if you want. Get it there instead.
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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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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
This game is beautiful but not my type.


  • It's beautiful
  • Levels are well made
  • The concept is good and even has a multiplayer

BUUUUUUUUUT, I don't like the controls and I think this do a better mobile app than a PC game. Actually it is a FREE mobile app, go a check it here

As I said it's a good game but I don't recommend it for PC but for mobile.


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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
One of many fantastic 2D platformers, this game does not fail to entertain. Take your fluffy winged friends through bad lands and navigate obstacles as you immerse yourself into this wild adventure. I suggest using a headphone to appreciate the game environment.

The objective is to safely negotiate each level while also trying to save as many clones as possible. There are power ups that speed up the flight or slow you down. The remaining ones either bulk you up or shrink you to a tiny spot on screen. I really enjoy using the latter.

It all comes down to timing the flight well. Its challenging and fun. Fun because the key bindings are very simple and, challenging because you gotta be one step ahead and use exactly the required number of power ups to either squeeze through or wreck your way in a big way!

How you fail a level you ask? Get ready to receive a good crushing from falling rocks and heavy machinery. Or just stop flight and let the moving screen drag over you and pop your eyes open! And the respawn starts at very convenient checkpoints, so there is no frustration over repeated tries unlike the flappy bird game where you just wanna crush those wide lipped 'birds' for being flappy for nothing!

I rate this game 10/10
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
Is this flappy bird? Well kind of, you are a flappy shadow thing in a mechanical shadow world. Fast based physics puzzles. Fun for short periods.
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100 of 125 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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49 of 61 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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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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36 of 43 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 14
BADLAND is a casual game made by studio Frogmind. You take control of a flappy furball animal somewhere deep in the forest where odd things happen because of alien machines full of traps. Well, actually, you take control of more than one furball, as almost every level will grant you the option of cloning them! Tens or hundreds or furballs that you will control with one button!

The controls are really easy and intuitive - you have a button to flap (with all your furballs) and you just choose the direction of movement. You can do this either with your keyboard or gamepad (Xbox 360 controller worked flawlessly). To be not too much casual, this game will push on you by moving screen to the right - any furball that goes off-screen dies. But don't get discouraged, the game isn't made to be hard and there are usually checkpoints before and after more demanding parts of levels.

You might think this is the extended version of popular mobile game Flappy Bird (made by Dong Nguyen in 2013), and you might be actually right - the main gameplay element is same, with added furball clones, specific gameplay changing mutators like faster sidescrolling or furball size change, and beautiful visual style based on silhouettes that you may know from LIMBO (made by Playdead in 2011).

The game offers huge amount of content, as there are hundred levels optimised for both singleplayer and local multiplayer (there are just smaller differences between SP and MP levels). But that's not all, there are also thousands of custom levels!

Even though BADLAND is originally a smartphone game, it didn't get just ported, it got a rework with focus on many details to feel great on PC. There are still new updates with even more content and bugfixes, it's great to see active indie developers. BADLAND fully deserves recommendation for what it is - entertaining sidescroller with beautiful graphics.
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24 of 33 people (73%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 29
BADLAND: GOTY is a interesting action adventure game with puzzle elements. This game originally released for mobile devices, after that later a developers decided do a PC port.

You are a small creature, and find yourself in a dark forest with a lot of traps and barriers, your goal is to find a way out from there. The control in game enough simple, you just should use a WASD or arrows. In you way you found a lot of different boosters what you should pick up if you want escape from there. This booster for example re-size you, clone etc.
Game have a single player, coop and versus modes. For all modes you can find a tons of levels, so you will not be bored even you play longer time this game.
The game graphic style looks awesome, but in some parts for me too dark. The music and sounds also awesome.

+challenging
+tons of levels
+steam cards and achievements
+leaderboards
+awesome graphic style
+awesome music and sounds
+coop

-a bit to dark in some level parts
-in some levels can be frustrating

So i think this game is looks very nice and if you are a fan of action/adveture games its game is must buy for you. This game have a lot of good features and a lot of levels to play, so its can keep your attention for longer time.


8.5/10
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29 of 42 people (69%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 19, 2015
BADLAND: Game of the Year Edition is a charming adventure/puzzle game with lots of levels and it offers really good gameplay. Previously for mobile devices, this game has now been ported to Steam-powered devices.
If this review is too long for you, I suggest you to only read the first paragraph about the game's content and the final verdict at the end.

What is happening in the game:
You, as a cute fluffy flying spinning cloning bouncing sticking dying respawning resizing reshaping creature, have to fly across the levels without dying and you have to finish with as many clones as you can. Simple as that.

Pros:
  • Visuals are simple, charming and great to look at. The character is really cute and the whole look of the game just makes you keep playing.
  • The puzzling side of the game is great. You are not told anything, you have to figure things out by yourself. Usually, it's not hard, the hard part is actually completing the stage once you figure out how. And when you do, you feel like you accomplished something.
  • There are a lot of levels. Really, you will need a lot of hours to complete them all. There are 100 of them and they usually last a few minutes, depending on how bad you are (or how good).
  • There are even multiplayer and co-op levels built in, in case you run out of levels.
  • If you are more of a couch player, this game fully supports controllers.
  • For a port, this game plays really great.
  • Apart from the obvious Windows support, you can also play this game on MacOS and Linux/SteamOS.
  • Trading Cards, Cloud Support, Steam Leaderboards, Achievements ... this game has taken Steam seriously!
  • Low system requirements, this game will run on pretty much anything.

Cons:
  • When you first launch the game, it just throws you straight into the first level. In case someone would want to check the setting first or anything like that, this can be slightly annoying.
  • Some level are extremely hard, much harder than the ones preceding and following it.

The final verdict:
This is one of those games you just can't stop playing. Its art, music, levels, it all combines into a near-perfect experience and you will most certainly have a great time playing it.
In case you want to try it out first, you can download free Android version here. And if you enjoy it, which you certainly will, be sure to buy it on Steam. You won't regret it.

Greetings,
BirdCute

Note that my copy of this game was obtained for free for reviewing purposes. However, this did not affect the quality and objectivity of this review.

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