Factsheet

Developer:
THREAKS
Based in Hamburg, Germany

Release date:
September, 2014

Platforms:
iOS / iPad and iPhone

Website:
beatbuddy.com/

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Description

This September iOS phone and tablet gamers will finally get to play the PC action-adventure Beatbuddy on the go. Developer THREAKS has completely redesigned the game for iOS with touch controls and will be creating numerous free updates post-launch. Beatbuddy is going to raise the bar for how good a mobile game can look and sound! The awarded 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 free updates post-launch that will bring new songs and enable new ways to experience the game’s levels.

History

Originally launched on Steam with more than 320,000 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.

Features

  • Stunning looking action-adventure
  • 6 hand-drawn worlds to explore
  • Awarded mix of puzzle solving and action gameplay
  • Exclusive soundtrack from renown artists
  • First game with in-App iTunes-music purchase functionality

Videos

First Beatbuddy iOS Gameplay YouTube, .mp4

Awards & Recognition

    • "Best Youth Game" German Games Awards 2014, 15 May, 2014
    • "Best Serious Game" German Developer Awards 2013, 12 December, 2013
    • "Best Game Design" German Developer Awards 2013, 12 December, 2013
    • "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

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      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

      Sebastian Bulas
      Co-CEO and Creative Dictator

      Björn von der Osten
      Programmer

      Wolf Lang
      Co-CEO and Business Development

      Denis Rogic
      Art Dictator, PC version

      Erich Graham
      Programmer, PC version

      Steve Liesche
      Programmer, PC version

      Laurens de Gier
      Game Designer, PC version

      Niko Nickmann
      QA-Tester

      Daniel Wallner
      Level Artist, PC version, Freelancer

      Sönke Seidel
      Technical Artist, PC version, Freelancer

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