Get the band together and take on the world in this battle of the bands, deckbuilding card game set in the fantasy land of Riff City. Play solo or with friends to conquer competitive real-time tournaments or offbeat bosses in a coop campaign. Wits and a sick riff are key to becoming a rock legend.
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Working together with players to build the game will create a better experience! In Early Access, we have the opportunity to gather feedback, discuss changes, and iteratively develop together with a community.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Our goal is to build a great game and not release until we have done that! To that end, we cannot put a firm date on the end of Early Access. Our hope, though, is that by working with players for 6 to 12 months we will be able to move to final release.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The full 1.0 version will have additional content for character and van customization as well as a new season pass with a new set of reward content. Band gear options and decks will be extended and provide for more balanced game-play. Final localization options will also be available upon release.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“In the current game, planned core features have been implemented. Characters and band's vans are fully customizable. You can create or join a band with other players and compete in a 64-band online tournament. Each tournament takes between 45 and 60 minutes from start to finish. There are four instruments (guitar, bass, drums, keys) in the game, each with its own unique deck that will unlock more cards as it is played.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“We have no concrete plans yet with pricing, but it is likely that the price will increase over the course of Early Access as the game evolves.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We use our Discord server and the Steam forums as the primary channels to share ideas and communicate with the community. All players are encouraged to suggest new features and changes in the "Game Suggestions" channel. Any upcoming changes are discussed with the community for early feedback.”
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About This Game



In this battle of the bands tournament, the winner takes all to become a rock & roll legend. As the player progresses through the ranks from a garage band hero to a monster axe-wielding maestro, their deckbuilding prowess will be challenged in the ultimate card game showdown.


Pick between guitar, bass, keyboard, or drums. Personalize your deck with hundreds of unique cards. Between your gigs you can refine your deck and coordinate with bandmates.




Grab your gear, your bandmates, and set out for greatness. Customize everything from instruments to wardrobe and come up with a wicked band name.




Perfect your solo or play with a group of friends against challenging AI adversaries in a 1-4 player, roguelike cooperative campaign that will test your musical mettle.




Join 64 bands for the ultimate tournament experience. Work with bandmates as you duel your way to the final showdown and prove to the world your band is the greatest of all time.




Thousands of combinations allow you to customize your perfect rock & roll style. From your bass guitar to painting your van, what good is winning if you can’t jam with a flourish.




Refine your deck, coordinate with your bandmates, and purchase the perfect gear from the music shop between matches. Maximize hype for your band and outperform the competition.




  • Over 400 cards to play with, many customized to each instrument, making each deck you play unique.
  • Challenging AI opponents in a single player campaign with specially themed cards.
  • 4v4 mode against 64 other bands in a legendary tournament showdown.
  • Unlock new cards and strategies as you play for even further customizability.
  • Pick your clothes, gear, van and rocker in hundreds of combinations

Online Singleplayer
Battle musical AI opponents in hard rock arenas with roguelike mechanics reminiscent of Slay the Spire and Monster Train. Battle Bands allows you to customize your deck and acquire relics of rhythmic power in your dash to become a rock star.

Online Multiplayer
Don't let the competition take you for a musical loop. Let the rhythm of the soundtrack propel you and your bandmates to victory in the ultimate PvP combat. Upgrade your gear, build your set list and shred with your buddies in cooperative real-time tournaments.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 (64 bit)
    • Processor: Dual Core 2 GHz (64 bit)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 4600 (AMD or NVIDIA equivalent)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 (64 bit)
    • Processor: Dual Core 2 GHz (64 bit)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 970 (Dedicated 4GB AMD or equivalent)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
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