5,000,000 - 10,000,000 downloads

  • Beyond unique
  • Gorgeous design
  • Intuitive controls
  • Fun, organic problem solving
  • Difficult to play local multiplayer on iPhone due to size
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Expert's Review

"Innovative adventure through surreal silhouettes"

Reviewed by / Dec 02, 2013

Fly your creature through malevolent landscapes by creative problem solving

The twisted and darkly beautiful BADLAND is an original, bewitching dream of an app. If you're nostalgic for Lemmings, if you love creative puzzle solving, if you're looking to lose yourself in world after world of flying odd creatures through endless silhouetted malevolence - download BADLAND immediately, and get ready to sink into strangeness.

The endless runner playing style means minimal controls; tapping on the screen makes the creature fly higher, and letting go will make it sink. Simple, until you're faced with a barrage of plummeting platforms, whirling blades, crushing gears, and explosive plants - to name just a few. Skillful flying won't be enough; you'll have to make use of various power-ups distributed throughout the levels in order to modify the creature, stretching it to an oversize blob or squeezing it into a speck, or even changing the stickiness and bounciness of the little guy. Successful navigation of the alien environment will lead you to a vacuum-powered exit tube, which will unceremoniously shoot you into the next level.

A local multiplayer option can be unlocked for up to four players, which offers twelve different stages in which to attempt to survive the longest. It's absurdly tricky to manipulate on the Android screen, though; you'll be much better off if you try it on the iPad.

BADLAND is utterly, uniquely creative. Its elaborate challenges set in surreality make you laugh and struggle and think laterally all once. Both the visual and audio designs are breathtaking. This innovation from Frogmind is highly worth a download.

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Fly and survive through the award-winning action adventure BADLAND.

More than 15 MILLION players and counting!

5/5 - AppSmile
4/4 - Slide to Play
5/5 - AppSpy
9.2/10 -
9/10 - Destructoid
4.5/5 - TouchArcade

"BADLAND is one of the most beautiful games on Android and one of the must download games of 2013." -- Android Authority

“BADLAND is a standout game that we can’t stop playing.” -- AppSmile

“BADLAND’s unique gameplay and atmosphere make it a must-download.” -- Slide to Play

“BADLAND doesn’t simply look pretty, it’s an absolute treat to play” -- AppSpy

“A hallmark of excellence.” -- Destructoid

WINNER of Nordic Indie Sensation Award in Nordic Game 2013
WINNER of Best Project in Game Connection Europe 2012
WINNER of SCEE Award in Game Connection Europe 2012
Selected Indie Game in PAX 10 2013

BADLAND is an award-winning 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.

BADLAND takes side-scrollers to the next level with its innovative physics-based gameplay combined with stunning, atmospheric graphics and audio.

BADLAND also features a highly original local multiplayer mode for up to four players on the same device, where the name of the game is survival of the fittest with no rules. It’s totally OK to push your rivals in front of spinning circular saws to survive. Or, if that's too rough for you, you can also cooperate with your friends and play the modified single player campaign with up to four players.

- Single-player campaign with 90 truly unique levels and more coming in updates
- Multiplayer mode for up to four players on the same device in 23 levels and more content in future updates
- Cooperative mode for up to four players
* Survive the modified single player campaign with your friends
- Intuitive one-touch controls combined with innovative level design
- Highly immersive audio-visual gaming experience
- Designed for Android phones and tablets
- Supports Cloud Save and Immersive mode
- More levels and content coming in updates

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Recently changed in this version

Update #18 adds Day II levels for the Co-Operative mode:
- 40 new levels for COOP
- 120 new missions
- 6 new achievements

Thank you for the continued support and feedback! Btw, we have started working on something really cool.

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    by Ben Werbovetz on 20/08/2014

    Cool beans dude that's why I said 5 stars

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    by Kyle Jackson Jackson on 20/08/2014

    Very good game and mysterious k

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    by Anusha Samuel on 20/08/2014

    Why do we have to pay for checkpoints now?! Literally hate having to start from the beginning. It was a brilliant game but now with the whole paying process, makes me annoyed.

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    by Rahul Agarwal on 20/08/2014

    Awesome game!!!