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Bardbarian

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In Bardbarian navigate your party through the hordes of enemies, dodging and attacking, preventing them from destroying your town's prized decorative crystal.
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About Bardbarian

About this game

What genre is the game?
It is a mixture of Tower Defense, RPG & RTS with some 'Shmup and Snake elements.

What's the Story?
You play as Brad the barbarian, who is awoken to the sounds of his town under siege. Today is different though; Brad has grown tired of fighting all the time. The usual grind for XP has grown dull, and he has decided to pursue his dreams of making music instead of shedding blood. Fashioning a lute out of an old axe, he steps out to save his town in the most bizarre of ways.

What's Gameplay like?
Move Brad around the battlefield and dodge incoming enemy attacks and projectiles. Brad is constantly playing his axe-lute and generating notes, standing still will cause him to "jam" and generate notes even faster. These notes act as your in-game resource; you can spend them to perform solos to summon units to follow and fight for you, as well as solos to boost their performance.

Navigate your party through the hordes of enemies, dodging and attacking, preventing them from destroying your town's prized decorative crystal. Survive waves to progress, collect loot, and unlock new units. Upon death you are able to visit the town shop in order to upgrade Brad, the town and your followers, in hopes to make it further next time.

Features!

  • Beautiful, hand-drawn artwork from start to finish
  • An awesome Rock/Metal original soundtrack by Maximum Satan
  • Bizarre genre-bending hybrid gameplay
  • 12 unique units to unlock
  • Customize your party loadout; Over 200 possible combinations
  • Collect loot from your fallen enemies and upgrade Brad, the town, and your units
  • A difficulty curve that will punish you for making mistakes, and you will
  • Over 8 enemy types to make you regret everything
  • 4 Epic boss battles to crush your spirits
  • Endless and Survival modes with leaderboards for when you're feeling competitive
  • Easter eggs and references galore, can you spot them all?
  • There's a dinosaur boss
  • There's also a Ratcoon, look at those sad little eyes


Steam/Greenlight Exclusive Features

  • Full controller support + KB+M
  • Revamped UI
  • Camera Control
  • Steam Cloud Saves
  • Rebalanced for Desktop
  • 3 Exclusive Indie Crossover Units
  • Steam Achievements/Leaderboards


Future Feature WishList

  • Steam Workshop Integration / Build & Customize your own campaigns & Units
  • More Levels
  • More Enemies
  • More Units
  • Sandbox mode
  • Looking into Local Co-Op

Game Details

Release Date:
March 31, 2014
Developer:
TreeFortress Games
Publisher:
TreeFortress Games
Supported Languages:
English +
Link:
Genres:
Tower Defense
Strategy

Casual

RPG

Action

Adventure

Action Roguelike

Roguelite

Bullet Hell
Themes:
Comedy
Fantasy
Play Styles:
2D
Singleplayer
Collection:
2D RPG
Features:
Steam Achievements
Full controller support

Steam Trading Cards

Steam Cloud

Steam Leaderboards

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista® Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise (including 64 bit editions) with Service Pack 2, Windows 7, or Windows 8 Classic
  • Processor: 2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible processor, or Intel Atom™ 1.6GHz or faster processor for netbook class devices
  • Memory: 1024 MB RAM

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Mac OS X v10.6, v10.7, v10.8, or v10.9
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ Duo 1.83GHz or faster processor
  • Memory: 1024 MB RAM

Bardbarian Statistics

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0% of players played this game for >= 80 Hours!

Difficulty Statistics

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Just Right
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Tough
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Unforgiving
12.5%
Relax & enjoy! 54.17%  of players consider this game to be Just Right

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Play Behaviour

Tried It
3.45%
Played It
27.59%
Halfway
10.34%
Beat It
34.48%
Conquered It
24.14%
Completionist! 24.14%  of players have Conquered It

Bardbarian User Reviews

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100% of users would recommend this.
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Fun mobile port where you level up and fight waves of attackers. A little grindy, but fine.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Somewhere in the middle. 54% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right. 42% of GameFAQs users said Bardbarian is Tough or Unforgiving.
Yes, Bardbarian is Steam Deck Verified. This game does not default to external Bluetooth/USB controllers on Deck, and may require manually switching the active controller via the Quick Access Menu
  • This game shows Steam Deck controller icons
  • This game's default graphics configuration performs well on Steam Deck
  • All functionality is accessible when using the default controller configuration
  • In-game interface text is legible on Steam Deck
Minimum:
  • OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista® Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise (including 64 bit editions) with Service Pack 2, Windows 7, or Windows 8 Classic
  • Processor: 2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible processor, or Intel Atom™ 1.6GHz or faster processor for netbook class devices
  • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
Minimum:
  • OS: Mac OS X v10.6, v10.7, v10.8, or v10.9
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ Duo 1.83GHz or faster processor
  • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
The average playtime for GameFAQs users is 12 hours.
Bardbarian was released on March 31, 2014
Yes, Bardbarian supports MacOS.
Bardbarian is published by TreeFortress Games
Bardbarian was developed by TreeFortress Games
Fanatical users tagged Bardbarian as Tower Defense, Strategy, Casual, and RPG
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Bardbarian as Tower Defense
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Bardbarian as Strategy
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Bardbarian as Casual

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