October 13th, 2012 | By Charles Ferrendelli
So recently my good friend Tom Christiansen over at IGM main messaged me while I was in class and said something along the lines of “Hey dummy you need to cover this game”, and linked me to a trailer. So I closed out of my notes and watched it. Good thing I did because what I saw was Badland, an upcoming atmospheric side-scrolling platformer that looks awesome. If you haven’t closed out of everything else you were doing right now, I suggest you do so as well.
Badland is an action-adventure game that places you in the role of a small flying creature(s) floating through the forest interacting and avoiding various machines. If I had to take a guess, you’re probably going to uncover the mystery of why those machines are there in the first place.
The game looks beautiful so far. You’re presented with a very high quality designed background with a more simplistic looking darker foreground that ends up meshing together perfectly. It’s definitely an attention grabber.
From what we’ve seen in the gameplay footage it looks like Badland will be utilizing a one-touch control mechanic. While it seems fairly simplistic, what occurs in the game is quite unique. The flying creature(s) you control remind me of Locoroco in that they can grow in quantity, get bigger, and die off.
Badland is being developed by Frogmind, a new independent two-man team based out of Helsinki, Finland. The pair consists of Johannes Vuorinen and Juhana Myllys, both of whom worked on the critically acclaimed Trials Evolution.
We have a trailer as well as a full gallery of screenshots embedded below. If you’re looking for a new wallpaper you can grab that on the official website. If you haven’t guessed already by how much I’ve praised the art style, daddy has a new background. To stay up to date on Badland be sure to follow them on Facebook and Twitter.