Storytime with BattleBlock Theater

Greetings!  I bring news of BattleBlock Theater, mysterious and exciting new screenshots of our cinematics, and upcoming Tradeshow information!

In past tradeshows we’ve shown BattleBlock Theater’s Arena modes and Arena modes ONLY,  all while having parts of this really cool Story mode.

We weren’t positive whether Story mode would be ideal at a tradeshow because it isn’t instant battle intensity like Arena mode –  Story mode is much more cooperative and thoughtful.  “Oh, stand over there and do this!” you say to your friend.  “Wait a sec, go this way!” your friend says, and so you try out your theories on navigating the level.   These are the kinds of things that are more tolerated while sitting on the couch than standing in a sea of sweating humans.   Of course,  Story mode still allows you to kick your friend’s butt all over the map in between that precious cooperation.  If you could just stop throwing me into the spikes I’ll let you get us that Gem over there.

Since we’ve found many people to have even more fun working together in BattleBlock Theater it only makes sense to break that out and let you all give it a whirl.

Story mode accommodates the difference between the number of players (1-4 currently).  We will be showing some of the 2 player set.

I am so excited to get this game into your hands.   It looks simple I’m sure, but it is the most complex thing I’ve ever worked on.  The amount of thought we’ve put into it has really paid off.   Please come see our game if you’re around!

Upcoming Tradeshows where you can play things and solve things and enjoy things made of Blocks in a Theater:

PAX East (Boston, MA) March 11-13th

Tokyo Anime Fair (Tokyo, Japan) Business Days- March 24-25th; Public Days March 26-27th

Comic Con International (San Diego, CA) July 21-24th

PAX Prime (Seattle, WA) August 26-28th

peace be witcha,


PAX East, Day 1

Hello all! Tierney here, you may have seen me in such roles as “The Orange Princess does Comic-Con ’09” …or, well that is about it. I’m here to update you on team Behemoth U.S.A and our travels so far this week.

Hatty prepares for departure!
Hatty prepares for departure!

Upon our arrival to this freezing, ice city of brick  and bridges, we quickly learned two things: we’re not  in San Diego anymore (burr) and apparently we missed Dunkin’ Donuts global takeover. Seriously, there are two D.D’s per every Bostonian.

With the other half of our beloved Behemoth team as far away as they could possibly be while on the same  planet,  and our biggest booth to date, we have been busy worker bees. But let me just tell you, it has been so worth it, we hope you can come by and check it out! The chicken is as big and bad as he can be, and we have an awesome timeline that illustrates the evolution of the Behemoth. Custom lighting and pods for all of our knights, shirts and other various delights,  plus 4 consoles to play BattleBlock Theater & Castle Crashers make this the happiest place on earth.  For those of you who can’t join us, scope out the pictures of our awesome new booth digs. After the show starts tomorrow, we’ll add a few more pics so you can see the complete completion & fellow Behemoth fans in action.

Check out the rest of the pictures with the link below (bro):

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