BattleBlock Theater 5th Anniversary Celebrations

Five years ago, we launched our 3rd game, BattleBlock Theater, on XBLA! We took the platformer genre and inserted our humor & art style into this game; This game where players run around an abandoned theater being forced to do stage plays by evil and technologically advanced felines.

Since then, we’ve also brought it to Windows, Linux, and Mac OS in the STEAM version!

With the 5th Anniversary coming up on April 3rd, we thought it’d be fun to have a couple giveaways and an event on the day of:

Instagram Giveaway

We’re giving away 5 Buckle Your Pants tees on Instagram! Follow us on Instagram & tag a friend in the comments of this post, be sure to tag someone who you think would like BattleBlock Theater. Each person you tag is an entry into our giveaway.

Enter by 12PM PDT on April 3, 2018 and we’ll choose 5 qualified entrants on April 4th. Winners will be notified over Instagram direct message.

BattleBlock Theater Speed Runs

April 3rd from 9AM-5PM PDT

We’ve invited 4 BattleBlock Theater speedrunners to show off their skills in our event on April 3rd. See who can complete all 8 chapters in BattleBlock Theater with the fastest time! The runner with the fastest time will get an autographed BBT item from our team and bragging rights.

9AM-11AM PDT Storm_AT
11AM-1PM PDT bhayward2000
1PM-3PM PDT themibulous
3PM-5PM PDT GameguySd

Catch their live streams on their Twitch channels and cheer them on! They’ll also be giving away codes for BattleBlock Theater, so don’t miss the chance to get a copy of the game.

(We’ll also be auto-hosting each stream on our channel but we encourage you to follow their channels to support them and for the chance to win a copy of BBT. Each channel will have their own rules on how to potentially win a code.)

Happy Birthday BattleBlock Theater!


We remember it like it was a year ago: we all got together on a boat, sailed the stormy waters looking for an island made entirely of candy, and ended up on the adventure of a lifetime. Yes, today marks the one-year-anniversary of our BattleBlock Theater release!

Our game made its debut on Xbox LIVE Arcade and now we’re nearing 500,000 players on the leaderboards! You guys and gals have put in over 8 million hours online, collecting more than 5.4 million achievements in the process! Y’all sure have been busy!


We’re also in the middle of Beta Testing the upcoming Steam version of BattleBlock Theater, so soon even more gamers will have a chance to play! So, how do we celebrate it all? Virtual party time, that’s how.


Joining the party are our awesome BBT fans, who have sent us their favorite moments and reasons for loving BattleBlock Theater! You too can join in by following our Twitter, and then tweeting with #BattleBlockTheater or #iloveBattleBlock. Here are a few of our favorite tweets so far:


‏@Lord_Fortune : #iloveBattleBlock because nothing beats the acts of betrayal I committed on Insane.


@Toddv1997 : #iloveBattleBlock because nothing beats throwing my brother at a mutant raccoon thing
@RetroRampage37 : #IloveBattleBlock because it includes a level editor, so I can practice level design! (also 2d platformers are my favorite kind of game)


@Rickabus  : Knowing your friend so well that you’re completely prepared to double jump to safety right as he turns the bridge off. #ilovebattleblock


@lunatefossa : #iloveBattleBlock because after being shocked, impaled, or blown up countless times during gameplay, I still have a smile on my face.


@ScouterTV : #IloveBattleBlock für jeden Moment, wo mein Partner auf mich vertraut hat, ich ihn aber lieber runter fallen ließ


YEAH! International partying, too! Don’t have Twitter? No worries. Just drop us a line on our BBT Facebook Page, our Google+ page, our official Forums, or even just leave a comment on this post. Celebrate with us!