Game developer Frogmind has announced today that their successful action-adventure title, Badland, is coming to consoles and Steam for PC, Mac, and Linux. The consoles in question would be Sony’s PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Microsoft’s Xbox One, and Nintendo’s Wii U system. Badland’s beautiful hand-painted visuals will be presented in full HD, having tweaked controls to utilize the analog stick and triggers of the respective platforms. The game will feature four times the amount of content than the original, including over 15 hours of gameplay across 100 levels for single-player, and 100 co-op levels, with 27 stages for multiplayer deathmatch for up to four players.
“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,” says Frogmind CEO Johannes Vuorinen, who also happens to be one of the 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.”
Badland was winner of 2013’s iPad game of the year by Apple, and also won other awards like the Apple Design Award, the Webby Award, and various others. It’s been highly praised for its clever physics driven gameplay, beautiful atmospheric look, and addictive multiplayer. Frogmind will be getting help from fellow indie studios Blitworks (Fez, Spelunky, etc.) and Frozenbyte (Trine), and the game is expected to be released in Spring of 2015.