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Baldi's Basics - Challenges Demo

Ever since the Baldi's Basics Kickstarter was successfully funded, I've been working on a full version of the game, now officially titled Baldi's Basics Plus! This demo shows a new mode that will be coming to Baldi's Basics Plus, the challenge mode! There are three challenge maps to experience in this demo, but there will be many more to unlock in Baldi's Basics Plus!

Speedy Challenge

It's just you and Baldi in this challenge. The catch is, both of you move super fast! Can you think fast enough to collect 25 notebooks and escape the school?

Stealthy Challenge

You've snuck in school after hours! Surely Principal of the Things will be after you. Use dirty chalk erasers, lockers, and your map to avoid being seen and collect 7 notebooks.

Grapple Challenge

You're legs might be broken, but thankfully you're equipped with an infinite use grappling hook! See if you can outwit Baldi and his friends when this is your only way to move!

This game is still in development!

Remember, this demo is for a game that is still in development, which means that it will likely show the signs of something that is still a work-in-progress. Not all planned features are in the game yet, even some that were in the original game haven't been implemented yet, since I've been prioritizing other areas of development. So if you see something that seems unfinished, that's because it is!

This game is still a horror game!

If you've never heard of Baldi's Basics before, it's important to know that this is not actual edutainment, but it is, in fact, a tongue-in-cheek horror game. It's family friendly, but still includes some things that could scare players. This demo is relatively light on horror-type content though, and the full game will eventually have much more than what is seen here.

Controls

WASD - Move

Mouse - Turn

Shift - Run

Space - Look behind you

Tab - View quick map

M - View advanced map

Left click - Interact

Right click - Use items

Scroll wheel - Change items

Use the control mapper to change these controls to your liking!

Settings

In the game you can find settings by clicking on the options option. Here you can change mouse sensitivity and volume, re-map the controls to your liking, and select window and resolution settings.

FAQ

Is there a Mac OSX or Linux version of this demo?

Unfortunately, due to changes made in the latest versions of Mac OSX, creating Mac builds is a lot more time consuming. As such I likely won't be supporting Mac OSX with this demo. Baldi's Basics Plus will be supported on Mac however.

Currently I am having some errors trying to create the Linux build of the demo. I hope to have them resolved soon!

Where are the random events? Why are there no secrets? Why are all the faculty only rooms so empty?

If you have a question like this, the answer is simple: The game isn't finished yet, and this demo doesn't include everything that's been developed for Baldi's Basics Plus. Some planned features I still haven't developed simply because other things have taken priority. Some features and characters that are currently ready aren't in this demo simply because I didn't feel they were necessary for it.

Can I make mods of this demo?

I love seeing all the mods people make of the original game, but with this demo being for what will be a paid piece of software, I would prefer if any mods created for this were distributed without redistributing the game itself. What I mean is, any mods created for this should be shared by sharing the original files you created, with instructions that explain how users can install those files into their copy of the demo. This is something that will be absolutely necessary for mods of the full game when it releases.

Does this demo have a secret ending?

I'll save you all the trouble and confirm that this demo does not have a secret ending. No unlockables either. The full game will have plenty of secrets though!

This isn't very scary. Is this still supposed to be a horror game?

This demo definitely doesn't have much focus on being creepy, mostly just on gameplay. In the full game, I plan on ensuring the game has more creepy elements to it, although I don't think it will ever be "scary". I'm going to go light on the jump scares (The Baldi jumpscare barely even counts as a jumpscare due to how predictable it is) and focus more and giving the game a creepy and unsettling atmosphere.

Will this demo be released for any mobile devices?

Nope, I have no plans to release this on mobile devices.

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Install instructions

Download the desired .zip file for your platform. Extract all the files from the .zip file, making sure all the files are in the same folder. The easiest way to do this on Windows is to right click the "BaldisBasicsChallenge...zip" file, select "Extract All..." and then click the "Extract" button on the window the pops up. This will put all the files in a new folder of the same name as the .zip file. Activate the game from this new folder, and feel free to move the folder wherever you want, so long as you don't move any files out of the folder.

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Baldi's Basics Challenges V1.1 - Windows 64bit 39 MB
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Baldi's Basics Challenges V1.1 - Windows 32bit.zip 36 MB

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