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I'm going to be honest, I've never even heard of this game before, but multitude of awards speak for how good it is. We are getting a revamped version with more content, and going by the trailer we really are in for a treat. The visuals are beautiful, and it looks amazingly action-packed. I can't wait to give this a crack!

Would be a great game for Steam Machines with the co-op play that's for sure!

About the game
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.

Press Release

Apple’s 2013 iPad Game of the Year Set to Launch on Eight Platforms in Spring 2015

Helsinki, Finland – January 29, 2015 – Frogmind announced today that it is bringing the multi-award-winning action-adventure game, BADLAND, to new platforms in spring 2015. BADLAND: Game of the Year Edition will bring one of the tablet’s most original experiences to life with robust improvements on the PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft via the ID@Xbox self-publishing program, the Wii U, PlayStation®Vita and Steam for Windows, Mac and Linux.

“It’s such a relief to finally be able to say ‘yes’ when fans ask if we’re ever bringing BADLAND to Steam and consoles,” said Frogmind CEO Johannes Vuorinen, one of the game’s two original creators. “BADLAND was designed as a console-quality tablet experience, and we’re working with our partners to take it even further, for a product that looks and feels very much at home both on consoles and Steam. As a small tight-knit studio committed to high production values, we’re certainly attempting to ‘punch above our weight’ and push what is possible in terms of independent publishing."

Named Apple's iPad Game of the Year in 2013, BADLAND went on to win several other top honors, including an Apple Design Award, Webby Award, Tabby Award, Satellite Award, IMGA Grand Prix and several BAFTA nominations. BADLAND’s fiercely original physics-driven gameplay, gorgeously atmospheric graphics and addictive four-person local multiplayer received high praise from both consumers and critics.

BADLAND: Game of the Year Edition is redesigned for the consoles and Steam and builds on the beautiful, hand-painted graphics of the original with enhanced Full-HD visuals. The controls have been expanded for the analog stick and triggers, a change that each level of the game has been carefully tuned to accommodate. The Game of Year Edition features over 4 times more content than the original did when it was launched. It has over 15 hours and 100 levels of single-player story content and 100 co-op and 27 multiplayer deathmatch stages in an up-to-four-person local multiplayer mode.

Frogmind is joining forces with two other indie studios to bring about the ambitious eight-platform launch. Blitworks, a studio behind bringing Fez, Spelunky and Bastion, among others, onto new console platforms is helping on the console side, and Frozenbyte, the studio behind the successful Trine series, is helping with QA, publishing and marketing.

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edo 31 Jan, 2015
This is great news. I have already beaten the game on Android, its great. But seems to be than the steam version is going to be a lot better for what I have read.
darkszluf 31 Jan, 2015
Yeah i agree, the game is simple fast and fun, a great addition to the linux games
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