Every weekend, Windows Central streams an Xbox One game or two on Twitch for 1-2 hours and gives out free games to the cool people who join us during the stream. It's like a live podcast, only you also get to watch a game while chatting with our awesome readers and viewers!

Tonight we played Badland: Game of the Year Edition from Frogmind. Badland is a popular and lovely mobile game that made the jump to console with new features like co-op. Read on for impressions, contest winners, and the full stream replay video in YouTube format!

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Badland: Game of the Year Edition

The original Badland appeared on Windows Phone last year, where it quickly won mobile gamers' hearts with its gorgeous hand-painted backgrounds and silhouetted characters. On Xbox One and Windows PC, the game now includes a massive 100 levels plus 4-player local co-op and competitive multiplayer modes.

Badland: Game of the Year Edition for Xbox One

Badland takes place in a colorful forest inhabited by a variety of peaceful creatures. Unfortunately, someone has installed an arsenal of deadly machinery throughout that forest that threatens to end all life within.

One small flying creature (or more in co-op) dares to escape the tangle of machinery and seek to save the forest once and for all. Our hero will have to fly through countless deadly mazes, using power-ups to grow, shrink, or create clones in order to overcome obstacles.

Tune in tonight to see Badland's striking art and gameplay, and maybe win a copy for yourself!

512MB RAM devices supported

QR: Badland

The Contest

We'll be streaming Badland for 90 minutes tonight, starting at 8pm Central (9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific, 2am GMT). During that time, we'll be giving out a total of 17 game codes:

  • 8 Badland for Xbox One
  • 4 Badland for PlayStation 4 (North America only)
  • 5 Badland for Steam

To enter, just follow us at Twitch.tv/WindowsCentral and Twitch.tv/EastXTwitch (making sure to enable email notifications!) and tune in during the stream. You can watch the stream right here in this post, but you need to actually participate in the stream chat to have a chance at winning. We'll deliver codes to the winners via Twitch message (PM) during the stream. No code begging!

Feel free to stick around in chat before and after the stream if you have any questions or just want to say hi. If you enjoy the stream, be sure to check our schedule and come back for more!

Badland: Game of the Year Edition for Xbox One

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Badland: Game of the Year Edition for Xbox One

Upcoming streams

Want to know what's next for Windows Central's Twitch programming? Here's our upcoming schedule of contest streams. The stream always starts at the same time: 8pm Central (9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific, 2am GMT).

  • Saturday, September 19: Goat Simulator from Double 11
  • Saturday, September 26: Project Root from OPQAM

We hope you'll tune in as often as you can! Set a recurring alarm on your phone so you'll always know when it's time for the stream to start.

Badland: Game of the Year Edition for Xbox One


The following people will step into a BADLAND very soon!

Xbox One

  • Yup84
  • Mongbox
  • rann7878
  • jebobren
  • jmf337
  • sgt_torrente
  • lightcycle45
  • Dakrkplayer2

PlayStation 4

  • LightspeedHalo
  • george_kanamit
  • RoyalBob
  • MyGryffudd


  • LightspeedHalo
  • george_kanamit
  • WestX
  • Rmotao
  • WinDork

Tonight's prizes provided by Frogmind. Thanks also to our Twitch stream moderators for keeping the peace and giving away the prizes!