A challenging RPG platformer adventure all from the imagination and creativity of kids!
User reviews: Mixed (38 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 25, 2014
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December 16, 2014

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Partial game controller support and bug fixes.

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About This Game

Embark on an epic adventure through unknown lands on a quest to save the world!
Fight your way through hordes of enemies!
Navigate through perilous obstacles!
Collect tons of items!
Build and upgrade your weapons!
Prepare for monstrous bosses!
All from the imagination and creativity of kids!

** Play with a GAME CONTROLLER, TOUCHSCREEN controls, or KEYBOARD and MOUSE **

This game is a gift to my nephews. They came up with the name, story and gameplay. The characters, weapons, enemies, bosses, fonts, some levels and many other miscellaneous objects were collected from their old drawings, which can be viewed by collecting the concept art throughout the game.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista, 7, or 8
    • Processor: 1.0 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 500 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 64 MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 50 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.7 Lion
    • Processor: Intel 1.0 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 500 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 64 MB VRAM
    • Hard Drive: 60 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
26 of 37 people (70%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 7
Lame level design plus crappy base gameplay. Otherwise not too bad. Music is nice at least.

Basically, I don't recommend investing time on this.
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20 of 28 people (71%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 7
I'm not going to leave a positive review like most people just because the game title has "Made By Kids" in it.

Some of the level design is so horrid that you just want to rage. (Cloud Level 2)

The gameplay itself is "okay" it would be better if every monster didn't push you off the platform causing you to start the entire level again. -.-

The "drawn in" monsters and characters are kind of funny to look at, other than that the game isn't that great. It's a very difficult platformer that isn't very fun.

However, in the lava stages there's some epic music. I doubt kids had anything to do with the soundtrack but I thought I'd throw that in.


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11 of 19 people (58%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 14
Crappy controls (push jump, in some situations nothing happens- you die...), stupid level design (Clouds 3 or Graveyard 2), DO NOT BUY!

And, its not MADE by Kids, only the drawings are made by kids.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
43.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 16
The game is really made by Diego Acevedo a cool uncle in his 20's who mainly is a ios app designer who designed this game by working off a 21 paged blue print of nonsensical cartoons penciled together by his two nephews 'Austine' and 'Palmer'. These paged manuscripts can be found within the game by finding various locked crates throughout the various levels. It is the comparison of the original concept thought up by two children and the working designed construction of the game which stays nearly true to the original premise which makes this idea and concept somewhat magical and interesting. You can see other games by this designer here... http://www.dijayko.com/

There are a number of mixed reviews mainly due to the fact that the controls of the keyboard suck and more often then not will have you hacking away at the opposite direction to the enemy. Also the game is EXTREMELY difficult and most people are somewhat forced to rage quit somewhere during it's duration. So why then do I give this game a massive THUMBS UP???

If you have a controller you will not experience any problems with controls not being precise and as for the level of difficulty, yes it is a very challenging game to master and get through on the hardest difficulty which is what is needed if you are to unlock Steam achievements. However I find this level of difficulty somewhat rewarding and satisfying knowing it is somewhat an accomplishment venturing forwards. In fact at the time of my writing this, only three people in this world have thus far ever completed this game 100%.

The game never takes itself to seriously and there is a number of snickering moments. The levels are somewhat cute and each level adds it's own difficulty needing to be mastered. There are a number of weapons which you will need to upgrade extensively if you are to master this. And the soundtrack which accompanies the game is truly magnificent. It'll sound like there is an orchestra playing in each one of your eardrums. The level designs are somewhat friendly when it comes to navigation and you won't need to waste large amounts of time travelling to that place needed.

Story is that monsters have spawned in and simply need to be stabbed a thousand times over to get the place of pen and paper back to looking how it use to look.

The game reminds me of other childlike looking games for the adult gamer like 'Neverhood' but even more challenging. From get go, the game does not like you and will want to poke you off a cliff every single second it can just to be done with you. Currently I myself am on the very last level of the game, perplexed with the jumping and hacking task which lays before me, but I keep reminding myself that's exactly how I felt when I was playing level 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and so on. Maybe one day I too will have this 100% completed trophy shimmering away in my trophy case.

My only complaint about this game is I would love to have seen pictures of these two kids which made this game or maybe even an interview as an extra bonus at the end of the game for completing it. Alas the only bonus you do get, is the knowledge of the fact that you have done so...
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11 of 20 people (55%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 7
The game isn't made by kids, only designed by kids. It is a pretty generic platformer without much challenge. The drawings become boring after a while. If you're a kid or into kids' drawings, this is the game for you. Unfortunately, I'm neither.
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8 of 16 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 13
This game is really boring. And with boring I mean REALLY boring. Don't bother picking this up.
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17 of 35 people (49%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2014
Bad level design (which is excusable because it's made by kids) and horrible controls (which are inexcusable because it was programmed by an adult). The controls require you to use the mouse to "aim" where you want to swing. This is done much more effectively on a right analog stick, but Biglands was designed to be a mobile game that uses a touch screen, so the PC controls were an afterthought.

I'd pass unless you're really interested for some reason. Even then, wait for it to be $.99 or get it in a bundle.
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43 of 89 people (48%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 25, 2014
Not sure what it means by "thousands" of items. but there are a decent amount of stuff involved in the game. I'm not that far into it but I thought like it meant like usable items..not "craft materials" Just my suggestion but it might not be wise to say there are Thousands to collect. I feel slightly miss lead. Otherwise the game its self is pretty good :3
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5 of 12 people (42%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 1
Terrible controls and boring
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21 of 46 people (46%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 1, 2014
although made by kids the game itself is great, i am going to record this soon. My personal opinion? great game with simplistic graphics
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1 of 8 people (13%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 20
i got this game despite the mixed reviews as i thought it looked interesting. i switched it on just to have a quick look before i checked out some other games i recently purchased. 45 mins later i am still playing and enjoying the hell outta this game lol. the art style is very basic but as i always say, graphics don't make a game. the story is also quite simple which reminds me of a lot of old games which i love. i adore the gameplay however as it is a platformer with very tight controls and it also has some RPG elements where you can build and upgrade items with everything you collect in each level. As i write this i am playing with the keyboard and mouse (which i usually suck at) however i found it to be so easy to use with this game, although i do plan to try it with the gamepad.
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54 of 127 people (43%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 26, 2014
Not very good at all. The challenge is pretty minimal, and is provided mostly by having to avoid annoying botomless pits instead of dealing with enemies. Definitely stear clear - kids have great imaginations but are not so great at implementing a good challenge.
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0 of 11 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 4
This game is awesome. At first i was afraid it'd be tacky based on the graphics but they work really well with the game!
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22 of 60 people (37%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 27, 2014
Take a look at Biglands here http://youtu.be/MuFEMWrCR0E
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13 of 44 people (30%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 26, 2014
I'm a sucker for Platform games and I love the style of this one...looks great and plays very well too!
Nicely done...!!!
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1 of 18 people (6%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 16, 2014
this game is great for kids and adults.its worth the money.hopefully this helped your desicion.
youtube.com/biglands ep 1
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2 of 22 people (9%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 10, 2014
Great game I love it i'm also surprised Biglands was made by kids
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1 of 22 people (5%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 5, 2014
GOOD
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2 of 25 people (8%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2014
cool game and i love it
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1 of 23 people (4%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 21, 2014
A game made by kids? Awesome.
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