A challenging RPG platformer adventure all from the imagination and creativity of kids!
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Mixed (47 reviews) - 57% of the 47 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 25, 2014

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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

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows Vista, 7, or 8
    • Processor: 1.0 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 500 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 64 MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 50 MB available space
    • OS: OS X 10.7 Lion
    • Processor: Intel 1.0 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 500 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 64 MB VRAM
    • Storage: 60 MB available space
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53 of 71 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 7, 2015
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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31 of 42 people (74%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 7, 2015
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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20 of 33 people (61%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 14, 2015
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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13 of 20 people (65%) found this review helpful
56.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 16, 2015
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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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
26.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 20, 2015
I'm really not sure whether I should recomend this game or not. On the one hand this platformer-RPG has some cute graphics (although quite a lot of people won't like how simple and "empty" they can be) and a great, relaxing soundtrack. There are plenty of levels with ascending difficulty and a huge variety of enemies and bosses -every world, literally, has its own kind of enemies- that throw away tons of loot to collect which then can be used to upgrade weapons or construct different stuff like some very useful teleporters. If you want a relaxing game to play when you have some free time and you find its graphics appealing, then you can give it a try (since it doesn't cost much), but you have to play it on easy or medium at max, cause hard is irritatingly difficult.

Quite disappointingly, hard is the only way to gain achievements and unfortunately it's very difficult and unfair. Platforms tend to get smaller and smaller as you progress and your jumps have to be more and more accurate every time, thus making the last worlds almost impossible to beat, since the controls lack the precission needed to make these jumps and if you press the button a tiny bit longer you fall into the gap and have to start the level all over again, as there's no sign of a checkpoint even on the biggest levels. God knows how many unnecessary and irritating deaths you will have to suffer on your way to beat the game (if your nerves manage to fight it till the end). And since this isn't enough, even these simple graphics can get confusing at times. For example some enemies can be hidden behind a tree or on a platform that's beneath you and you can't see them properly, so if you don't pay much attention you might get hit and fall, which equals to even more unnecessary deaths.

However, the most annoying thing about this game is that you don't expect this kind of difficulty. There are these cute graphics, made by kids, there's also the sounds that make you relax and the first levels are quite easy, too. So you lossen yourself and sit back and then you get suddenly caught off-guard and smacked hard in your face for being such an unwary fool.

So, finally, if you want to have a little fun for some hours or buy something for your kid, you could give this game a try, if nothing else is on your mind, but if you are an achievement hunter that wants every game completed 100%, you should first double-check that you can handle the irritation caused by this game's unfairness, before playing it.
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15 of 27 people (56%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 7, 2015
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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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
42.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 14, 2015
This is delightful, as fun as DLC Quest or Knights of Pen and Paper. The squiggly graphics are crisp and abstract and the lettering is surprisingly very legible. The NPC comments are hilarious in an unexpected way. The controls feel fine using a 360-controller, about as good as minecraft imo. Be warned, this game is hard. It quickly ramps up at the start of level 3 of the first land.

...also, someone mentioned that the music is epic. I couldn’t agree more. Fantastic.
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46 of 93 people (49%) 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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4 of 9 people (44%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
0.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 26, 2015
It's like a breath of pure fresh air in this world of filthy lucre. Right on!
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4 of 9 people (44%) found this review helpful
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 16, 2015
I like this thing. This game has a funny visual style, humor and also a nice music. I enjoyed despite the many negative reviews here. Recommended for fans of something unusual.
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0.8 hrs
Posted: August 18
Note: I am playing this game on Windows. It might make a difference.

I saw another YouTuber play biglands, so I decided to try it out myself.
It was terrible.
So, it's not the graphics or anything that are horrible. It's that after I finish level one, my dagger goes away. Even if I try to upgrade it in the shop, it's gone for good.
So, yeah. Just a huge waste of money.

If this was fixed, and I hope it will be, then I will probably play this game again.
But right now, it's a huge waste of money.
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0.6 hrs
Posted: August 14
I thought only design made by kids
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4.9 hrs
Posted: January 18
The music isn't the best but it's okay. The level design, however, MAKES YOU WANT TO RAGE. It's not a fun rage, as in "Omg dis game is so addicting! I can't get past this level!"
more like
"Well thats the last of my screen...
and there's alot of glass in my fist, too."
The graphics are "cute", I guess :/
but over all no it's not worth spending the time you have on.
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Johnny Pasado
1.3 hrs
Posted: August 22, 2015
So far this is a very frustrating game, after we get the dagger for the first time, complete a level, and pop back into town, then the dagger is gone forever- well not gone, but not usable. It still showes in the weapon inventory, but never works. I want my 5 bucks back lol. I'm using the PC version, maybe mobile actually works? I don't know but they need to fix this game and make it work on PC, or at least offer a help manual. Got this game for my 3 year old daughter, who really wants to play it, but can't.
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8.6 hrs
Posted: August 4, 2015
After beating Dark Souls NG++++++ with a rock band controler, I thought I could beat anything. I was wrong. You'd have to be a moron to try to beat cloud level 3. I died to bad level design more often than I did to Ornstein and Smough. This game is completely broken. Not even made by kids, either.

As a side note, I would gladly pay twice this games price for the music.
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6.3 hrs
Posted: July 31, 2015
This is a really fun platformer, with a intresting design and a fighting style game.
As the title states, you can easily tell that it some of it was made by some kids.
The draw design is scribbled.
The story is cheesy.
The names of everything are really cheesy!
I mean, theres a location called Dr. Evil Herobrines lab! Theez kidz must be minecraft obbsesers!
But, all in all its a pretty fun game!

8/10 To much childish themes! JK!
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Itchy Butt-Hole
1.0 hrs
Posted: July 18, 2015
Designed by Satan's kid... that cloud level made me rage so bad but I got it done. Basic platform jumber with attacking. I'd say get it on sale. $5 is a bit too much. Control is kinda bad but you get use to it. If you are kinda sliding or falling down something you cant jump. Jump also seems to have a cooldown so you jump land wait then you can jump again. Wish there was a way to color in something or clothing. I had fun but I like rager platform games. 7/10
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0.4 hrs
Posted: July 18, 2015
Not very good.
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