Based in Hamburg, Germany

Release date:
August 6th, 2013

STEAM PC / Mac / Linux


Regular Price:



The awarded action-adventure Beatbuddy combines puzzle solving and enemy vanquishing with exploration. The game features six beautifully hand-drawn worlds, each with their own amazing soundtrack composed by industry legends such as Austin Wintory, Parov Stelar, chiptune-genius Sabrepulse, the La Rochelle Band -- and more to come with post-launch DLC that will bring new songs and enable new ways to experience the game’s levels.


With more than 330,000 Steam players since August 2013 and available on Windows, Mac, and Linux, Beatbuddy combines puzzle solving and enemy vanquishing with exploration. With a story contributed to by Rhianna Pratchett (Tomb Raider, Mirror’s Edge), the game already won numerous international awards both from the game and music industry, including BEST YOUTH GAME at the German Game Awards 2014.


  • Stunning looking action-adventure
  • 6 hand-drawn worlds to explore
  • Awarded mix of puzzle solving and action gameplay
  • Exclusive soundtrack from renown artists


Beatbuddy Release Trailer YouTube, .mp4

Beatbuddy Music Special with Austin Wintory YouTube

Beatbuddy Teaser Trailer YouTube

Awards & Recognition

    • "Best PC Game PAX EAST 2013" Press-Award from Twinfinite.net, 24 March, 2013
    • "Best of PAX EAST 2013" Press-Award from warpzoned.com, 24 March, 2013
    • "Winner Intel Level Up Award 2012 Best Art" E3 2012, 13 June, 2012
    • "Winner Intel Level Up Award 2012 Best Sound" E3 2012, 13 June, 2012
    • "Top 10 Nominee - The Most Amazing Game" AMAZE Indie Connect, 27 April, 2012
    • "Selected Project Nominee" Game Connection SF, 5 March, 2012
    • "Honorable Mention Excellence in Audio" IGF 2012, 10 January, 2012
    • "First Prize" Music Works (awarding new business models for the music industry), 28 June, 2011
    • "Nominee Best Student Project" German Videogame Awards, 29 March, 2011

    Selected Articles

      • "On the whole, Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians is a treat and a fine example of how music can be used to shape a game's entire playthrough."
        - Leif Johnson, Gamespot
      • "You'll be in awe often enough when navigating the watery, colorful depth of Symphonia, and you'll have a hard time stifling a smile when working your way through the more cleverly designed sections of stages."
        - Dustin Chadwell, Worth Playing
      • "Even midway through a particularly complex puzzle, Beatbuddy is an absolute joy to look at."
        - Thomas Schulenberg, Joystiq

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      About THREAKS

      THREAKS is an indie developer based in Hamburg Germany. The studio likes to design their games loud and wears their speedos tight.

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      Beatbuddy Credits

      Denis Rogic
      CEO, Co-Founder and Art Dictator

      Erich Graham
      CTO and Co-Founder

      Sebastian Bulas
      CEO, Co-Founder and Creative Dictator

      Steve Liesche
      Co-Founder and Programmer

      Wolf Lang
      CEO, Co-Founder and Business Development

      Laurens de Gier
      Game Designer

      Björn von der Osten

      Niko Nickmann

      Daniel Wallner
      Level Artist, Freelancer

      Sönke Seidel
      Technical Artist, Freelancer

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