Badland for Windows Phone
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Critically acclaimed game BADLAND comes to Windows Phone

We love when hit games come to Windows Phone. BADLAND is a very popular atmospheric side-scroller that comes to Windows Phone from the world of iOS, Android and BlackBerry. BADLAND has won numerous awards since launching, including an Apple design award in 2013. Let’s check out what the hype is all about with this new game for Windows Phone.

Neat trailer above, right? BADLAND features both a single-player campaign and multiplayer components. Here’s what you get with the Windows Phone version of BADLAND:

Badland for Windows Phone

  • Single-player campaign with 80 truly unique levels / Additional level pack with 10 extra challenging levels available as a try-before-buy In-App Purchase
  • Multiplayer mode for up to four players playing with the same device in 23 levels and more coming in updates
  • Co-operative mode for up to four players / Survive the modified single player campaign together with your friends
  • Intuitive one-touch controls combined with innovative level design
  • Highly immersive audio-visual gaming experience
  • More levels and content coming in updates

Badland for Windows Phone

BADLAND comes in at an 87 MB download and is available for devices with 512 MB of RAM (Hello Lumia 520). You can trial the game and get a few levels and then pay $3.99 to unlock the full game.

We’ll have a hands-on video shortly, but take the game for a spin in the meantime and let us know what you think!

Thanks for the tip Daniel!

 

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Critically acclaimed game BADLAND comes to Windows Phone

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"NICE" The second term to "IT SEEMS FASTER" Very soon, these statements will drive most of us away from WPCentral if @Daniel and Co don't do something about it.

I won't place judgement on the staff regarding comments. I do admit that it would be nice to see garbage comments like one word, undescriptive complaint comments and the like disappear.

because the free apps have ads on them, like everywhere even in gameplay that sucks ass but thats how they make money on android.

It's not completely free on Android either, just the first day stages. Plus you pay 4 bucks and its yours; you don't have to dig deep into IAP.

It's also paid on ios, but free on Android (due to high market share) but still games as good as Badlands deserve to be paid.

on android its an in-app purchase, which is arguably much worse. this isn't the problem, the problem is it's a year old game and no one really cares anymore

Precisely, gonna do that right away for my Lumia 620, they deserve the 4 bucks just for the 512MB support on launch.

I just got in trouble at work for laughing so hard at this response (not because I'm on the web at work, but because I disturbed everyone around me...). Love it, Daniel.

Navigation apps are encumbered with tons of IP. You're paying licensing fees for patents on turn-by-turn directions and lots of other stuff. Like to the tune of $20+ just for that.

Navigon is pricey its true but I regularly travel around several states and through congested metro areas and its the best money I have spent on any app. It's traffic rerouting has saved me a ton of traffic time. In comparison, Nokia Drive is very good considering it comes with my phone but Navigon is better than any app, GPS unit or software unit I have ever used. Well worth it if you are on the road all the time.

STFU. The game is awesome and critically acclaimed. Is more than reasonable price to pay for a game like this. Support the devs.

We are such a spoiled generation. I spend more on a single coffee. And this is a beautiful game that has obviously had a lot of time put into it. We used to spend thirty to forty dollars for GameBoy games, and this is on your phone! How cool.

That doesn't surprise me, actually. Blackberry made a pretty strong push to get games on the TabletOS and BB10. They needed something... Lol (Used BB for a few years. :/ )

It's a great game. I have been playing it on Android, and really love it. I'm glad to see WP users get it (it's just too bad it took this long)

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Thanks for not being a biased android users who has an open mind and respect for other platforms.

Just wondering, since you have played the android version as well, is it just me, or does it seem smoother on android? I'm using a Lumia 925, and the frame rate seems a bit choppier. I'm not complaining AT ALL, just wondering. I'll end up buying this game regardless to support Windows development

I can't say for the WP version since I haven't played it; however on my Nexus 5 it is smooth as butter with no frame drops at all.

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I agree, without Xbox live, I would probably have an iPhone right now instead of my 8X. MS is really dropping the ball.

Does look amazing, quality seems worthy of being an Xbox title. Alas Xbox on WP is dead, so I've stopped buying games.

Really? You only want to play games that have Xbox Live achievements? That's pretty sad.. you're missing out a lot of good games, for literally nothing.

Lots of people only play game with Xbox Live. On the contrary, those publishers are missing out on potential sales. We Xbox gamers will simply spend our money elsewhere. It's a crowded field and if they want my money they have to give me the features I want.

This is a game that should've been Xbox certified: #SaveXboxWP.

When was the last time we got an Xbox game for Windows Phone? It's all but dead and that blows. I thought they were supposed to be making it easier for devs to get through the certification and red tape? A damn shame.

We've gotten 10 Xbox games on WP since Christmas, 2 in the past month. If you want more, join the #SaveXboxWP movement here.

It is kinda disappointing though that its free on android and 4 at WP. But still good to see developers showing support

Just like computer and ipad sales flatline, so do app purchases; so wp is looked at as new revenue stream just like apps were on the original iphone. We need to respect the hard work and time developers put in writing application specific to each platform and pay them within reason. This game is resonably priced. We cry for apps and when the come out, we cry more (excludig me of course : )

it's paid on iOS.

think of it this way, they made it free on Android because 90% of Android consists of pirates so they'd rather get a few cents advertising money and made it free rather than risk 90% piracy rate of their paid game.

iOS and WP are better platforms that consist of more sensible users willing to paid for good code and no annoying ads. that's why it's paid here with no ads.

it's ironic how androids have the largest screen but those extra inches are used to display ads XD

you can play the first few stages for free on android, but then you have to buy it so it isn't free. android will always be the cheapest platform, because there are so many people stealing games it's hard for developers to monetize their apps the way they'd want to. if you want cheap riddled with shitty ads android will be the one for you

I'm definitely getting in on this. I live supporting big and little titles in Windows Phone. The more the merrier until we can finally grow the platform significantly.

Games like these shouldn't be free. On those people way up ^^ there. Should switch to a different Non WP phone, who Commented "No Xbox No buy". Potential sales is over BS'ed already. Just get your asses to android and stop Complaining in every game article.

Why would gamers who only play Xbox games leave Windows Phone, where there are like 150 Xbox games, for Android, where there isn't?

$3.99 is a great price for this game. Loved it on my iPad. Hope it comes to Win 8. Wished it had Xbox Live but OH WELL. Thanks!

I just bought the game and I really like this game. I hope the developer decides to launch this game to Windows 8.1 as a universal app and yes I have emailed the developers about this.

It`s not free on Android. It the same game, on my Tablet Z. You get few free levels, and then you have to pay, to unlock full game. I bought it on Humble Bundle for my tablet, and looks like, now is my WP time.

I agree the dev deserves to be paid. Badland is a cool game so far, I will buy it for sure. No need to be tighter than Dick's hatband. Chill man, it's all good!

Long Live The Empire

Just bought the game and I gotta admit it's really nice on my Lumia 920. Great graphics, simple, nice sound...try it!

Puchased for my L620. I fully support all quality games/apps coming to WP (even though I might not use all of them).

Got this for 99 cents on iOS a while ago. I wouldn't pay four dollars for it but if it ever has a good sale then I'll definitely buy it again.

If it is as fun to play as it is to watch a gameplay then I don't think that the price is too big at all. Only too bad that there is no XBL.

Its $3.99 @ apple and others had said before its not totally free on android either (only a few levels).

Think (or at least google) before you comment bulls***t...

 

Purchased it, great game! Good to see more and more independent quality games & apps coming to WP.

 

By the way, totally worth the $4 IMO.