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Baldi's Basics Press Kit is an information document on the Basically, Games! website talking about the features planned in Baldi's Basics Plus and also comparing it to Baldi's Basics Classic. It has screenshots comparing the games, along with downloadable logos and promotional material.

Description

Baldi's Basics™ Plus is a survival horror roguelite that parodies cheap 90's edutainment and never takes itself too seriously. Player's will encounter strange characters, find useful items, go on field trips and more as they explore Baldi's schoolhouse, and as they explore the game itself, they'll start to realize it is not what it seems...

Mixing strategy with chaos, Baldi's Basics plays like no other game, with constant surprises often throwing players' plans for a loop. Strategizing is key, but knowing how to best revise those strategies as situations change is even more important! As player's learn the ins-and-outs of every character, item, event, and more, they'll be able to make better plans, come up with the best strategies, and escape the most dangerous situations!

Two Core Releases

Baldi's Basics Plus

This is the full version of the game, which is still in development. Building off the core ideas of the original game, this version will seem very similar at first glance, but it actually has a lot more going on.

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, players will have to complete a series of increasingly challenging randomly generated levels. They'll be chased by Baldi, find a variety of 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.

Game modes include:

  • Story Mode: Complete a series of randomly generated levels to win! Run out of lives and you'll have to start over.
  • Endless Mode: See how many notebooks you can collect before being caught by Baldi! Compete by playing on pre-made levels, or go crazy and try playing on a randomly generated one.
  • Challenge Mode: As you play more of the Main Mode, you'll unlock challenges! Challenges offer unique scenarios you won't find in the main game. One might have you sneaking around the school to avoid being seen by the Principal of the Thing, another might have both you and Baldi running at super high speeds!
  • Field Trips: Play field trips found in the main game whenever you like! You can try to set high scores, or just practice!

Note: This is not a sequel to Baldi's Basics Classic. Baldi's Basics Classic is best described as a proof of concept, and this the finished product.

PC versions entered early access on June 12, 2020

Baldi's Basics in Education and Learning / Baldi's Basics Classic

The original version of the game that was created in two weeks for the 2018 Meta Game Jam. In this game, players have to collect seven notebooks and escape the school, all while avoiding Baldi. There are many useful items scattered around the school that players can use to their advantage. There are also many other characters wandering the school who can help or hinder the player depending on the situation. Baldi himself is the only character who can end the player's game however, and he has a few tricks up his sleeve. Mainly, he gets faster every time a player collects a notebook, and he can hear many of the player's actions, giving him an idea of where the player is.

Game modes include:

  • Story Mode: Collect seven notebooks and escape Baldi's school to win!
  • Endless Mode: See how many notebooks you can collect before being caught by Baldi!

​This version received occasional updates adding new features, bug fixes, and improvements for about a year after release.

PC versions released on March 31, 2018
Mobile versions released on December 17, 2019

Baldi's Basics Plus Early Access Trailer

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Screenshots

Baldi's Basics Plus

Baldi's Basics Classic

Press Coverage

A Free Game That Makes Math More Scary

A Fake Edutainment Game Is Now A YouTube Hit

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'Baldi's Basics' Enters the Toy Department with Collectibles from PhatMojo

‘Baldi’s Basics’ Brings Nostalgia For Millennial Gamers

​Weekly PC download charts: What is ‘Baldi’s Basics in Education and Learning’?

Interviews

Baldi's Basics in Development: An interview with the developer of one of 2018's biggest games

How Baldi's Basics taps into the real horror of '90s edutainment

You call hamburgers steamed hams — Baldi’s Basics in Education and Learning creator on development, burgers

Achievements

Raised over $60,000 on Kickstarter to fund the creation of a full game

Baldi's Basics in Education and Learning has reached over 5 million downloads on Itch.io

Baldi's Basics in Education and Learning won second place in the 2018 Meta Game Jam

YouTube videos about Baldi's Basics have collectively gained over 500 million views

Fact Sheet

Developer:
Basically Games, LLC

Organized:
June 2018

Press, Business, and Support contacts:
contact@basicallygames.com

Social:
Basically Games' Twitter (@Basically_Games)
Basically Games' Facebook
Basically Games' YouTube
Micah McGonigal's Twitter (@mystman12)

Company Description

Basically Games is a one-man indie game studio that, basically, makes games! With plans far beyond Baldi's Basics, Basically Games hopes to create a wide variety of experiences and passion projects.

History

On March 31, 2018, Micah McGonigal released Baldi's Basics in Education and Learning on Itch.io as an entry to the 2018 Meta Game Jam. Shortly after, the game unexpectedly became a huge success and Micah took the opportunity to organize Basically Games, LLC. Shortly after, he ran a successful Kickstarter campaign to fund the creation of a full version of Baldi's Basics. This not only kickstarted the development of that project, but also Basically Games and all future products it creates.

Logos and Promo Material

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