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    Published: 2013-07-09, by .

    Fly your creature through malevolent landscapes by creative problem solving

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

    "Innovative adventure through surreal silhouettes"

    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 iPhone 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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    by Janel , Appszoom

    Jul 09, 2013


    Fly and survive through the Game of the Year -winning action adventure BADLAND.

    Over 65 MILLION players and counting!
    #1 GAME in 83 countries!
    App Store iPad GAME OF THE YEAR!
    WINNER of the Apple Design Award!
    Apple Editors' Choice worldwide!

    5/5 - AppSmile - "A standout game"
    4/4 - Slide to Play - "A must-download"
    5/5 - AppSpy - "An absolute treat to play"
    5/5 - Apple’N'Apps - "One of the best games"
    9/10 - Destructoid - "A hallmark of excellence"
    4.5/5 - TouchArcade - "Easy to recommend"

    “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

    “One of the best experiences on iOS.” -- Apple’N'Apps

    “A hallmark of excellence.” -- Destructoid

    App Store iPad GAME OF THE YEAR
    WINNER of the Apple Design Award
    WINNER of the Nordic Indie Sensation Award at Nordic Game
    WINNER of the Best Project at Game Connection Europe
    WINNER of the SCEE Award at Game Connection Europe
    WINNER of the Best Game - Arcade & Action at the Tabby Awards
    Selected Indie Game at PAX 10
    Editors' Choice in Macworld

    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 100+ truly unique levels
    - VERSUS mode for up to four players on the same device in 30+ levels
    - COOPERATIVE mode for up to four players
    * Survive the modified single player campaign with your friends
    - LEVEL EDITOR: Create levels, share & play!
    * Start from scratch or modify the official levels
    - LEVEL WORLD: New levels to play all the time
    * Discuss with the other level makers, share tips and watch level making tutorials at
    - Intuitive one-touch controls combined with innovative level design
    - Supports 3D Touch
    * Super precise flying using touch
    * Quick actions added to home screen icon to quickly access single player and editor
    - Highly immersive audiovisual gaming experience
    - Universal app optimized for iPhones, iPods and iPads
    - iCloud support (player's game progress is synced with all linked iOS devices)
    - iOS 7 Game Controller support

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