BADLAND and Beat Sports now available for Apple TV


Customers who pre-ordered the new Apple TV this week will be able to download two games when their digital media players arrives this weekend. Frogmind announced today that its hit iOS game BADLAND is now available for the Apple TV 4, and Rock Band creators Harmonix Music Systems have also launched Beat Sports for the next-generation set-top box.

BADLAND was Apple’s 2013 iPad Game of the Year. It is a side-scrolling action-adventure title that takes place in a beautiful fairy tale forest where something has gone wrong. Players must help one of the forest dwellers figure out what is wrong while avoiding physics-based traps and other obstacles. The Apple TV version contains all the "content released for the other iOS versions over the last two years, including the recently added Level World with all 20,000+ levels," according to the press release. Frogmind also noted that the Editor option isn't included on the Apple TV version, but players can make their own level on their iOS device and play them on the Apple TV using Cloud-saving syncs between devices.

BADLAND is available for $4.99. It supports the Siri Remote and third-party MFi controllers. The game is free for those who already have it installed on their device.

Beat Sports
Beat Sports features four rhythm-based sports mini-games where you compete against aliens in a musical gallery far, far away. The game is played with simple motion and touch controls while using the Siri Remote or an iPod touch/iPhone with the free Beat Sports Remote App installed. The game also features an original soundtrack composed by Harmonix and by Masaya Matsuura, the creator of PaRappa the Rapper. Here are the key features:
  • Four unique and whacky rhythm-based sports mini-games
  • Simple and intuitive motion and touch controls
  • Unlock new difficulty levels and compete for high scores
  • Customize your slugger’s outfit and bat as you unlock new sports equipment
  • Play Buddy Ball with up to four players using iPhone or iPod touch as extra controllers
  • Fun for everyone from humans of all ages to aliens of all species!

Beats Sports is available for the fourth-generation Apple TV for $9.99.