Independent video game studio Basically Games today announced that Baldi’s Basics Plus will be released as an early access title on June 12, 2020, and will be available for purchase on Steam, Itch.io, and Game Jolt at an initial price of US$10, with plans to increase the price as the game develops. A new trailer was also released, which can be viewed on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=162Rp3OMLkg Fans have long awaited the release of the game after development was funded through Kickstarter in August 2018. Soon, everyone will be able to play the game as development continues!
“̸I̸’̸m̷ ̷s̴o̷ ̶e̴x̷c̴i̸t̵e̶d̸ ̵t̶o̵ ̷b̶e̴ ̸s̷o̴ ̵c̸l̷o̷s̶e̵ ̶t̸o̶ ̴r̶e̷l̸e̸a̵s̴i̴n̵g̴ ̷t̸h̷e̷ ̴g̷a̶m̸e̶!̴ ̴H̴a̵v̸i̸n̵g̵ ̴w̶o̸r̶k̴e̵d̶ ̸o̸n̶ ̸t̷h̸e̴ ̸g̵a̷m̶e̸ ̸f̷o̴r̸ ̶a̶s̷ ̵l̵o̸n̵g̷ ̵a̵s̶ ̵I̶ ̷h̸a̷v̴e̴,̴ ̸I̸’̸m̸ ̴g̸l̵a̵d̴ ̶I̷’̵l̵l̶ ̴f̴i̶n̵a̵l̷l̵y̵ ̵g̵e̴t̵ ̸t̸o̴ ̴s̵e̷e̸ ̴p̶e̶o̴p̵l̵e̶’̸s̷ ̷r̵e̷s̷p̶o̸n̴s̴e̶ ̴t̶o̶ ̵t̶h̵e̸ ̴g̶a̴m̴e̷ ̵s̸o̸ ̷f̷a̴r̷”̴ ̴s̷a̵i̶d̴ ̷M̸i̶c̸a̸h̸ ̵M̷c̸G̵o̴n̵i̸g̷a̷l̸,̷ ̶D̸e̸v̶e̵l̴o̵p̴e̷r̶ ̶a̴t̶ ̴B̶a̷s̶i̴c̵a̴l̵l̵y̵ ̵G̷a̴m̷e̴s̷.̸ ̵“̵O̸f̵ ̶c̵o̴u̸r̸s̸e̴,̴ ̷a̴s̶ ̶t̸h̷i̴s̸ ̴i̷s̵ ̴a̸n̴ ̴e̸a̷r̷l̴y̸ ̸a̶c̵c̴e̶s̸s̵ ̸t̶i̵t̷l̴e̷,̵ ̶t̸h̵e̸r̷e̸’̴s̷ ̷s̷t̷i̸l̶l̶ ̴a̷ ̶l̴o̵t̸ ̶o̵f̵ ̸w̷o̷r̴k̴ ̸t̷o̶ ̶b̵e̷ ̶d̴o̵n̷e̸ ̵b̴e̶f̶o̸r̶e̴ ̷i̴t̵’̷s̸ ̶f̵i̸n̵i̸s̵h̴e̶d̷,̵ ̸b̶u̸t̵ ̵t̴h̸e̶r̵e̶’̵s̸ ̸a̴l̴s̸o̶ ̷s̵t̸i̸l̵l̷ ̶a̶ ̶l̷o̵t̵ ̴o̵f̵ ̵f̸u̶n̷ ̴t̷o̸ ̷b̷e̵ ̴h̸a̸d̶ ̷i̶n̷ ̵t̴h̴e̵ ̸g̸a̵m̸e̵ ̶c̷u̴r̶r̴e̴n̷t̵l̸y̴ ̸a̴n̵d̵ ̵g̵e̴t̴t̶i̵n̸g̴ ̸f̶e̴e̷d̵b̴a̶c̴k̶ ̴f̴r̴o̵m̸ ̷p̵l̷a̶y̶e̷r̷s̷ ̷n̵o̶w̸ ̸w̶i̷l̶l̸ ̶h̸e̷l̶p̸ ̷t̸h̷e̸ ̸g̵a̵m̷e̵ ̸b̷e̵c̵o̴m̵e̷ ̴b̷e̵t̸t̴e̴r̴ ̴t̶h̷a̴n̸ ̸I̷ ̵c̶o̸u̸l̷d̸ ̴p̴o̸s̴s̵i̸b̵l̸y̴ ̷m̶a̴k̶e̴ ̷i̴t̵ ̸o̵n̸ ̷m̸y̸ ̸o̸w̵n̴!̷”̷
Baldi’s Basics Plus is a survival horror roguelite that parodies cheap 90’s edutainment and never takes itself too seriously. To beat the game’s main mode, players will have to complete a series of increasingly challenging randomly generated levels. They’ll be chased by Baldi, find a variety of useful items, encounter many strange characters, experience crazy game altering random events, go on field trips to win items, and as they get closer to the ending, discover that this game is not quite what it seems… Run out of lives, and you’ll have to start from the beginning. There are also other modes, including a score chasing endless mode and a challenge mode which puts players in crazy scenarios that would never be found in the main mode. With multiple ways to play and randomly generated levels, Baldi’s Basics Plus offers near infinite replayability!
The game is based on the foundation set by Baldi’s Basics in Education and Learning (AKA Baldi’s Basics Classic), the hit edutainment-parody horror game created by Micah in 2018. It takes the core gameplay mechanics and concepts of Baldi’s Basics Classic and expands upon them to create a much bigger and better experience! Baldi’s Basics Classic was originally created in two weeks and released in early 2018 as an entry to the 2018 Meta Game Jam. It won second place in the event and has gone on to reach over 5 million total downloads on Itch.io. The reception of the game has been incredible, with the top 11 videos on YouTube being viewed collectively over 500 million times. In late 2019, a mobile version was released on iOS and Android which has also received millions of downloads.
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