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,


Tokyo Anime Fair: Wrap Up

Hello everyone!  This is Sumi, here to report that all members of both Team Boston and Team Tokyo have returned home safe and sound!

Tokyo Anime Fair was a huge success.   The whole weekend was filled with meeting great people, occasional business meetings and interviews, and tons of convenience store runs.    What was really great was how the team as a whole (Boston, Tokyo and California) worked together through the small technical issues we had with the aid of the internet, despite Tokyo being 16 hours ahead of California and 13 hours ahead of Boston.  SO GREAT.

The booth went from this...
The booth went from this...
...To this!
...To this!

When the fair’s closing chime rang we were excited to have made it to the very end in one piece, but our work certainly didn’t end there.  We broke down the booth and from then on we had roughly two and a half days left in Japan land.  While we would have loved to kick back and relax centaur-style, we had meetings up until the very last day, and even while we were sight-seeing, we were constantly talking about plans for the future and researching.  The Behemoth never sleeps but that’s the way we like it!

Hit the jump to read more about the wrap-up of our Japan adventure, see more pictures, and also read a cool story about a PSP we messed up on accident.

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