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  Basically Games Announces Baldi’s Basics Plus Early Access, Beginning on June 12, 2020, With a New Trailer
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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]


May 9, 2020

Waynesboro, Virginia— May 9, 2020 Independent video game studio Basically Games today announced that Baldi’s Basics Plus will be released as an early access title on June 12, 2020, and will be available for purchase on Steam,, and Game Jolt at an initial price of US$10, with plans to increase the price as the game develops. A new trailer was also released, which can be viewed on YouTube here: Fans have long awaited the release of the game after development was funded through Kickstarter in August 2018. Soon, everyone will be able to play the game as development continues!

“I’m so excited to be so close to releasing the game! Having worked on the game for as long as I have, I’m glad I’ll finally get to see people’s response to the game so far” said Micah McGonigal, Developer at Basically Games. “Of course, as this is an early access title, there’s still a lot of work to be done before it’s finished, but there’s also still a lot of fun to be had in the game currently and getting feedback from players now will help the game become better than I could possibly make it on my own!”

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’s main mode, players will have to complete a series of increasingly challenging randomly generated levels. They'll be chased by Baldi, find a variety of useful 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. There are also other modes, including a score chasing endless mode and a challenge mode which puts players in crazy scenarios that would never be found in the main mode. With multiple ways to play and randomly generated levels, Baldi’s Basics Plus offers near infinite replayability!

The game is based on the foundation set by Baldi’s Basics in Education and Learning (AKA Baldi’s Basics Classic), the hit edutainment-parody horror game created by Micah in 2018. It takes the core gameplay mechanics and concepts of Baldi’s Basics Classic and expands upon them to create a much bigger and better experience! Baldi’s Basics Classic was originally created in two weeks and released in early 2018 as an entry to the 2018 Meta Game Jam. It won second place in the event and has gone on to reach over 5 million total downloads on The reception of the game has been incredible, with the top 11 videos on YouTube being viewed collectively over 500 million times. In late 2019, a mobile version was released on iOS and Android which has also received millions of downloads.

Wishlist or follow Baldi’s Basics Plus on your favorite digital storefront to be notified when it releases. Baldi is coming, so get ready!


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Micah McGonigal

Basically Games, LLC

[email protected]


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