Badland (video game)

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Badland (video game)
Badland video game logo.jpg
App icon on itunes
Developer(s) Frogmind
Platform(s) Android, BlackBerry 10, iOS, Windows Phone 8
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer

Badland (stylized BADLAND) is a mobile video game developed by Frogmind Games and released on the iOS and Android platforms.[1] It was released on Windows Phone 8 in June 2014.[2]


The player starts off as one of the creatures in a mysterious forest, where at first, everything seems normal, but there is something wrong about it. Towards the end of Day 1-Dawn, a mysterious machine appears, which when lighted up kills all the creatures shown on the screen. With that, the game progresses onto noon. Then, at the end of Day 1-Noon, the machine appears again, at the break of dusk. This time, the light is more powerful. At the end of Day 1-Dusk, an egg-looking object appears, with three small lights, which when the main character passes by, switch on by itself. Then, at the end of Day 1-Night, the forest suddenly turns red, and the main character is sucked into a huge red portal, similar to the portal at the start of the game. After this, the machine appears again, this time made more evil by the red background.


The game won Apple Inc.'s 2013 iPad Game of the Year award.[3] It also won the Grand Prix award in the 9th annual International Mobile Gaming Awards.[4]

The game has a Metacritic score of 85% based on 20 critic reviews.[5]


  1. ^ Webster, Andrew (Nov 29, 2013). "Twisted iOS hit 'Badland' now on Android". The Verge. Retrieved Apr 4, 2014. 
  2. ^ Litchfield, Steve (Jun 4, 2014). "BADLAND arrives on Windows Phone - rolling, flapping(!) and jumping fun". All About Windows Phone. Retrieved Jun 6, 2014. 
  3. ^ Kubba, Sinan (Dec 17, 2013). "Ridiculous Fishing, Badland win App Store's Best of 2013 awards". Joystiq. Retrieved Apr 4, 2014. 
  4. ^ Priestman, Chris (Mar 21, 2014). "Badland wins the Grand Prix award at this year's IMGAs". Pocket Gamer. Retrieved Apr 4, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Badland". Metacritic. 

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