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Hijacked to a to strange world. Forced to fight for your life. Discover the secrets of the Arbitrators and find your way back home!

Barbearian is a fast-paced hack'n'slash with massive battles in a colorful, hand-drawn world.


Original Release Date: 15th of August 2018

Platforms: Windows / Switch / iOS + AppleTV

Languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Finnish, Japanese, Chinese (simplified), Korean

Soundtrack: Youtube / Spotify / Apple Music

Development process was documented at a TIGSource devlog


"When people ask where the good premium games are, Barbearian is one I will point to, with gusto." "5.0/5.0"
Touch Arcade

"If you're a fan of real-time combat games Barbearian is easy to recommend" "5.0/5.0"
Pocket Tactics

“Barbearian will keep even the most seasoned of adventurers very busy and highly entertained for quite some time.” "95/100"
Nintendo Life

“Barbearian might be one of the more pleasant surprises of the year.” "8/10"

“If you’re up for the challenge, then Barbearian has a chaotic, yet rewarding adventure ahead of you.” "8/10"
PC Invasion

89 metacritic rating, 5th best iOS game of year 2018

Store Links

Nintendo eShop


Download (action trailer) (1080p, 60fps)

Download (switch trailer) (1080p, 60fps)


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Promotional images

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Kimmo Lahtinen / @gimblll - Design / Code / Art

Kimmo is an independent game developer who, before Barbearian, has created titles such as Drift'n'Drive and Trigonarium. Before his indie career, he spent a 13-year career at Housemarque crafting top console titles such as Resogun, Outland and Dead Nation.

Tommi Lahtinen / @tommybaynen - Music

Tommi is an experienced electronic music producer whose tracks have been played on worldwide stages by legendary DJs such as Above and Beyond, Armin van Buuren, Dash Berlin and Paul van Dyk.