Very very good game!! I would love to see more content because it is so much fun! Thank you for working on this game! <3
Baseball Brat Badventure (Playdate)
A downloadable game
Baseball Brat Badventure (B3 as we shall call it) is a platformer game with some puzzle elements and even some enemies. You play as Brat, the little league baseball player that was transported to some other dimension with strange worlds and baddies. You're just trying to survive by jumping, avoiding obstacles, and sometimes using a baseball bat for good measure.
Each level in B3 has 3 objectives that will award 1 star:
|Find the exit. This is all that is required to unlock the next level.|
|Collect the 8 Coins located somewhere in each level|
|Find the Key and open the Treasure Chest in each level|
To collect 3 stars and therefore 100% complete a level, you must do so in a single run.
You have 2 extra lives, and dying doesn't count against you for getting 3 stars. Just don't die that 3rd time.
Here are some additional tips to help you succeed in B3:
|If a level contains a Checkpoint, you will gain an extra life and respawn from this point if you die.|
|Hit a Powerup block if available to obtain a special power that lasts the entire level.|
Throw a Baseball to do some damage to enemies.
The Baseball Bat is a beast. It can kill most enemies in one swing, break some boxes, and even allow you to hover momentarily!
|Slimes are slow and weak. But, they can walk over small gaps.|
|Skeletons are tough and run fast. But, nothing a Baseball Bat can't take care of.|
|Bats are tough and can fly. Watch out for them in high places.|
|Ghosts can't be killed. (Because they're already dead, right?) They will chase you if you come near them. Just run away and they will give up the chase.|
B3 contains 20 levels spread over two worlds (Rookie World and Spooky World) and 2 bonus levels set in Winter World. I will add more Winter World levels in the future, if there is demand for it.
In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $6.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:
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The game has a good potential, but should need a bit more betatesting. Some details are annoying, and some others are really frustating. A little example : why the character isn't at the center of the screen ? If I walk to left I will for sure manage ennemy, if I walk to right, I'm in danger. It's okay to loose, but it's frustating when that's due to bad setting.
Another example : when I die there is a skeleton under the Game over screen, when the screen goes up, it suddenly change for a slime.
Once again, the game has a good potential, really. The design is great, musics and sounds are pleasant, some moments has offered me pleasant challenge. There is for sure love in this game.
I think that the game is dead at this point, and it is very sad because it has a lot of potential, and would indeed need a little bit of polishing.
Yeah. I agree with all of that.
But, if it's dead, and unfinished, why have I seen it in a halloween bundle 5 days ago in the Playdate Community Direct. It isn't a cheap bundle.
This is a 7$ game. A bit quality in polishing is expected at this price for a playdate game. And like you say, it's really sad, cause damn, this game has a great great potential ! The last levels offers real great level design, keep surprising me, and are fun to play.
I agree that it is a shame to advertise a game that hasn't been worked on for almost 9 months and that is still rough on the edges... probably one of the best in it's genre nonetheless ! It would be very cool if the developper could come back and say hi 🙂
Hi! What would you like to see more of? To be perfectly honest, my creative juices for new level designs and lack of interest/sales is the main reason I didn’t continue to develop more levels. But I am open to suggestions and ideas!
Hello, nice to see you ! The most important would be to fix the bugs, like collision issues (with enemies and moving platforms) and make other quality of life improvements. The game deserves more polish, it feels clunky at times. If fixed, it would have a wonderful second life on the catalog.
This is the best game on the Playdate. BRAVO! We need more platformers on this system. Please either make a part 2 or a different platformer that's just as good as this! Where is THE END screen? I beat it & was expecting something, all I have are a bunch of closed doors. :(
This game is great and I would definitely like to see more of this style of game on the system.
I agree that the game has crashed my system a few times, and I've seen clip through the floor glitches, audio glitches, and a few other anomalies such as inability to jump while on a platform.
player.lua: 270: attempt to index a nil value (local 'sfxLevelFailed' ) stack traceback: player.lua: 270: in method 'damagePlayer’ player.lua: 733: in function <player.lua: 407> [C]: in field ‘update’ main. lua: 835: in function <main.lua:704>
Thanks for the feedback, specifically this crash log. What were the circumstances when this crash occurred? Did it occur in Spooky World 8? If not there, could you elaborate.
so, I just did the latest system update, then launched the game and loaded Spooky World level 2. When I got to the first vertical moving platform, I jumped left and grabbed the key, then I was unable to jump again. I’ve seen this behavior a handful of times before on the platforms, but I thought I’d let you know since it was in a session from a clean system reboot and on my first try.
I love this game. The rendition of Take Me Out to the Ball Game brings me immense joy, and the game itself is fun. Might even go back and 100% the levels!
Hi - I have played a lot and just to say that the game often crashes the play date. Don’t know if something can be done about it. It often happens at the end of a level.
Hi, thanks for reporting. I haven’t been experiencing any crashes so I am not able to reproduce the issue. if you have any extra info like screenshots or video of the crash, pressing B for more information after the crash, or a way to reproduce it, or can send me your json save file, that could help a lot in trying to fixing the problem.
really good game ! A lot of fun, great graphics, music and good progression in the levels. Definitely one of the best game on playdate :)
I played it a bit
Awesome! Thanks for playing it on Youtube!
This game is dope! Very solid platformer, which this console is in desperate need of. Great work! Worth every penny!
Oooo sounds and looks very good and intersting. When im back home i shall purchase and give you my thoughts.......