Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians

Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians

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Lennonsbrain  [developer] Aug 20, 2013 @ 10:43am
Demo is live (Download today!!!)
Reverb Publishing and German indie developer THREAKS are happy to announce today the availability of the free Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians demo on Steam for PC, Mac and Linux players. The playable demo is set to Parov Stelar’s “Beatbuddy Swing” and includes a broad swath of the first level where the mystical Beatbuddy first learns to how to navigate his underwater, musical world to open paths as he learns the “rhythm of game” to solve puzzles on his journey.

Try it out today and let us know what you think.
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himmatsj Aug 20, 2013 @ 10:06pm 
I tried it, but two things:

1) The game feels too "slow" movement wise. Character feels too weighty.

2) I do have an under-powered GPU, but it can play quite a few games at native 1080p (such as Rayman Legends). Hence, it is weird that the game runs at a slightly low framerate at 1080p with low effects. Turning the res down to 1680x1050 helped, but then due to the aspect ratio differences the game gets zoomed in. 1366x768 just looks bad.

Thing is, if you could instead get the game to run with black bars top and bottom when I played on 1680x1050, I'd buy it. I do this for many games where I want to eke just a bit more framerate.

But even then, with the sluggish movement (not related to the framerate at all), I would be hard pressed to get it now. Maybe some time down the road when it goes on a discount or gets into a Humble Bundle.

Otherwise, a nice little game you have there! Tried high settings on 1080p and I can see that that gives you a whole new level of immersion!!
Stardough Aug 21, 2013 @ 7:58am 
I'm on a mac and i downloaded the demo to try it out. But i just launch the game and the screen goes black. I tried waiting 20 minutes, screen still black. Anyone having the same problem?
Abomb  [developer] Aug 21, 2013 @ 9:06am 
Hey Stardough, could you tell us what kind of mac and OS version you are using?
Stardough Aug 21, 2013 @ 10:27am 
Mac OS X Lion 10.7.5 (11G63)
Mid 2010 MacBook
maxx87 Aug 21, 2013 @ 10:36am 
Really love the demo. Stopped playing for now because I died too often while driving the diving-vehicle-thingy, but I really love the multilayered environments and the music. I like how slowly and gently the tutorial introduces the player to the game mechanics. Like Aquaria, but way less punishing and more fun.

Also, the intro cave paintings reminded me of the intro of Wiggles/Diggles :-).

Gonna buy this as soon as i can afford to ^^.

Lastly, thanks for making a Linux demo! Almost no one does those yet. Runs playable on low details on this 2009 mid-range PC, even though I am only using generic MESA drivers (can't get the AMD/ATI drivers to work).

EDIT: Just finished it. LOL, that was the perfect way to end a game demo! :D.
Last edited by maxx87; Aug 21, 2013 @ 10:51am
StalkerU Aug 22, 2013 @ 6:38am 
Definitey has moved up my wishlist. Looks absolutely brilliant in stereo 3D (think Rayman Origins or Legends).
Mosquito Senorito Aug 25, 2013 @ 7:19am 
Aight, guys, I'm sold. Will be buying your game now. I also liked the video in the end, are there more like that?
bulaz  [developer] Aug 26, 2013 @ 12:15am 
Hi Mosquito and thank's ;)
There are more videos of the Threaks. Some time ago we started to do a Threaks News Show on Youtube to keep you updated on Beatbuddy.
Just check our Youtube channel:
http://www.youtube.com/user/THR3AKS
Many Thanks!
The Devs
Kowai Neko San Aug 26, 2013 @ 7:28am 
Having the same problem as Stardough over there: start the Demo, screen goes black and game freezes.
I'm using an iMac, Lion 10.7.5, mid 2011
Stardough Aug 26, 2013 @ 4:18pm 
It's obviously a glitch with Lion 10.7.5. When I go out and do "show all windows" to the Beatbuddy app and it says the window has the unity sign and is white but, when i go back it's still black. Still investigating will come back with a solution hopefully :)
Abomb  [developer] Aug 27, 2013 @ 2:50pm 
We're looking into the mac startup problem, we hope to have a solution soon!
KMcNamara Sep 2, 2013 @ 8:32pm 
Trying to run the demo on a Macbook Pro OSX 10.6.8 but the game hangs on the white Unity loading screen! Would love to check this game out.
Bilateralrope Sep 6, 2013 @ 4:09am 
That was an interesting end to the demo.
Stardough Sep 21, 2013 @ 8:55am 
9/21/13 11:50:29.413 AM [0x0-0xd00d].com.valvesoftware.steam: KQ: Error reading KQ:Interrupted system call
9/21/13 11:50:30.479 AM [0x0-0xd00d].com.valvesoftware.steam: Game removed: AppID 249150 "Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians Demo", ProcID 303
9/21/13 11:50:41.061 AM [0x0-0xd00d].com.valvesoftware.steam: Game update: AppID 249150 "Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians Demo", ProcID 319, IP 0.0.0.0:0
9/21/13 11:50:42.287 AM [0x0-0x26026].unity.Threaks.Beatbuddy: Mono path[0] = '/Users/jakejake227/Library/Application Support/Steam/SteamApps/common/Beatbuddy Tale of the Guardians Demo/Beatbuddy.app/Contents/Data/Managed'
9/21/13 11:50:42.287 AM [0x0-0x26026].unity.Threaks.Beatbuddy: Mono config path = '/Users/jakejake227/Library/Application Support/Steam/SteamApps/common/Beatbuddy Tale of the Guardians Demo/Beatbuddy.app/Contents/Data/Managed/etc'
9/21/13 11:50:44.664 AM com.valvesoftware.steam.ipctool: [Cleanse]: Removing pid: 305 from: /BSem/4614fc0b [GameOverlay_ScreenshotCmdStream_303_written.BinSemLock]

What's a breakpad?
diwolf Oct 1, 2013 @ 11:36am 
This is how a DEMO should look like! Great. I played it with Ubuntu/Linux and Nvidia card. No problems, will buy this game, definitly.
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