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  • 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 Game of the Year -winning action adventure BADLAND.

More than 20 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
* Also with full support for game controllers
- Highly immersive audio-visual gaming experience
- Designed for Android phones, tablets and Android TV
- Supports Cloud Save and Immersive mode
- More levels and content coming in updates

Now featured on NVIDIA TegraZone. Plays great with full controller support on NVIDIA SHIELD Portable and SHIELD Tablet, and Android TV.

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Recently changed in this version

Update #22 brings a new level pack called "DAYDREAM":
- 10 brand new DAYDREAM levels
- 30 new missions
- 5 new achievements
- Journey through the new bizarre DAYDREAM levels with the 'SNORF' character

Thank you all for being with us on the awesome journey of BADLAND! Thanks to you, it has only began!
We can't wait to share the things we are working on with you! 2015 will be the most epic year for BADLAND so far!

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    by Daniel Malcom on 05/01/2015

    I liked it

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    by Scott O'Neill on 05/01/2015

    Best game I've played in a while. The local multiplayer mode is brilliant on my tablet!

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    by Greasy Joe on 05/01/2015

    Fun game

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    by Omar Pelcastre on 05/01/2015

    Great !!!!!!

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    by Akash Ishraque on 05/01/2015

    Easy to play

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