A downloadable game for macOS

Badlands is a single-screen god game game which simulates a tiny world, with dirt and grass and rocks and trees and a person who walks around it.

Your role in Badlands is less god and more curator. You are a tiny god. Sculpt the absurdly lo-fi landscape, watch a 5-pixel-wide person-square wander through a proceedurally generated tilemap. These are all real things I swear to you. You might even like it.

I plan to continue developing this semi-slow-life toward an even slower and more lively thing. I want wandering tribes who set up camp in your world and wander off again, what little they leave behind becoming landmarks. I dream about this stuff.

Badlands is barely more than an experiement I built over christmas / new years weekend 2016. Badlands is not to be taken orally. Ask your doctor if Badlands is right for you.

Funding Badlands

You can pay $1.50 to submit 3 names to the in-game random name generator. Find out how on the official website.


Yes, the Springsteen song.

More information

Published49 days ago
StatusPrototype
PlatformsmacOS
PublisherExtra Future
AuthorPhil Nelson
GenreSimulation
Tags2D, Exploration, god, Lo-fi, Retro, simulation
LicenseAll rights reserved
Asset licenseAll rights reserved
Average durationA few minutes
LanguagesEnglish
InputsKeyboard, Mouse

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Badlands01.zip (8 MB)