Can you play from different areas? My friends and I want to download and play but we're at our separate houses. Will it still work?
BFF or Die
A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux
Out Now On:
You and your friends are graduating from the prestigious Intergalactic Time Academy. No time for partying though as your first mission awaits! The Orbees are all missing. Yes, those curious little beings made of energy who power our time-tech are nowhere to be fou... no, wait! We have a faint trace on their signal. Are you brave enough to rescue them?
Prepare yourself for unknown dangers. If you find some of the Orbees they might equip your Space-Time Machine with new tech. Decide who is in charge of each gadget and combine your abilities to discover the best strategies.
Use cunning, comradeship and co-operation to survive and never forget the Academy motto: “BFF or Die!”
Best Friends Forever
BFF or Die is a game for you if:
- You want a 2-4 player game to play with your partner/family/friends where you get to do everything as a team.
- Pure co-operation sounds fun to you as it’s a different feeling when you all work together.
- You like games that are easy to start playing but then gradually get more challenging.
- You like games that let you figure things out yourself rather than “hand holding” you too much and telling you what to do.
- You want a game with a fun, short campaign mode which adds replayability by having difficult trophies to collect and also an unlockable “Infinite” mode.
Is There Online Multiplayer?
We do not have native online multiplayer support… BUT… you *can* play with your friends online by using Parsec. Parsec (which is free to use) lets you share games with friends by streaming your screen and sound to them. Their inputs (control pad or keyboard commands) then get sent to you and with almost no lag (depending on your computer and internet). This let's you play real-time online co-op together..!
What to Expect
We strongly recommend playing in co-op 2, 3 or 4 player mode as this is when the game is most fun. Playtime will vary depending on your skill level but as a guide:
1-Player story game: 2-3 hours
2-Player story game: 2-3 hours
3-Player story game: 2-3 hours
4-Player story game: 2-3 hours
“The Infinite Trials”: 1-999 hours! Or maybe ∞ hours :) Complete as many randomised/procedural levels in a row as you can without losing. Go back to the start if you die.
You can either share controllers (two people per controller) or have separate controllers. As a minimum you need the keyboard and one control pad to have a 4-player game. Or you can use four separate control pads, it’s up to you.
There’s a story mode with 30 levels followed by an unlockable “Infinite Trials” mode with challenging randomised/procedural levels.
Is Your Computer Fast Enough?
If you have a dedicated graphics card and/or your computer can normally play 3D games then you should be able to run BFF or Die just fine.
If you have a high resolution screen (like with newer Macbooks) then you will probably want to set the bootup options of the game to 1920x1080 to get a smooth frame rate unless you also have a super fast graphics card to match your high screen resolution.
Info for Mac Users
Please note that because of changes Apple have made, the game won't launch on Mac OS Catalina and above.
|Platforms||Windows, macOS, Linux|
|Release date||Jan 06, 2019|
|Tags||2-player, 3-player, 4-player, Co-op, couch-co-op, Local Co-Op, Local multiplayer, Multiplayer, party-game, Team-Based|
|Average session||A few minutes|
|Inputs||Keyboard, Xbox controller, Gamepad (any)|
|Accessibility||Subtitles, One button|
|Player count||1 - 4|
|Links||Steam, Homepage, Twitter|
|Mentions||itch.io Recommends: old-school roguelike..., The itch.io Summer Sale is here!|
In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $2 USD. You will get access to the following files:
- 6 Years Later...Dec 22, 2020
- BFF or Die Announced for Switch, Xbox and PlayStation!Nov 17, 2020
- BFF or Die: Update 6Jun 15, 2020
- Stay at Home Sale + SecretsMar 22, 2020
- Menu/Resolution FixJul 02, 2019
- BFF or Die: Pure co-op funtimes now on Itch!Jan 05, 2019
- BFF or Die: New Preview Video!Jun 16, 2018
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If you use a service called Parsec, then you can play any local multiplayer game as if it has online multiplayer. It's similar to Steams' Remote Play Together tech. One of you is the host and streams the video to the other player. The other player streams their inputs to you so that they can control their character. This is Parsec's web site: https://parsec.app/features
Hello. How do I contact you? I would like to see about permission to use your game, Lazer Maze, in a webisode we are making. Two of the players will play the part of the game. It will be shown in a positive way. I like your game. Thank you.
Hi there - that sounds interesting. Just checking you posted in the right place though as you mentioned a different game?
Well that's embarrassing. I remember typing your game name last night. I apologize for that. I am only selecting a few games for 10 episode webseries. I really do like your game concept and the look and feel of it. The two lead characters are going to be played by real actors who will be BFF in the webisode and are real BFFs in real life. I would like to use your game, BFF or DIE in the webisode. Please let me know if I can.
Sounds like a fun idea :) Yes, please do go ahead and use BFF or Die in the show! If you want to contact me just use my email which my name at asastudio.co.uk or you can use my twitter @HoneyTribeStu
The game is really nice but we have a problem, the game don't want us to have separate controllers, we are forced to share our controllers.
It's okay but it's unconfortable :/
Glad you're enjoying it :) You can use separate controllers if you want. Just plug in 2, 3 or 4 control pads and use them individually as normal. You can also have two people on keyboard, one person uses WASD and the other person uses arrow keys.
Hey! i really want to try your game but i cant install it in my linux. Help me plz
Hi there, I updated the Linux build yesterday. Could you try downloading it/updating it now and see if it works ok? (I don't have a Linux machine but previous versions have been tested and verified by Linux users)
Hardcoded mandatory wasd controls + non working Switch Pro controller = sadface. :(
Hmm, I think we made the game before the Switch Pro controller existed? We do know xbox pads and ps4 pads work though. You can either use WASD or arrow keys if that helps?
Myy nth scobx pad died (a button) so I'm trying my best, I only have my switch pad now. :P
And to play with two I only have the arrows because wasd is unplyable. :(
Maybe I'll check back later when I have more compatible pads.
The Friendless Couple Approves!
Always nice to see and hear people having fun with our creation :) For anyone seeing this vid, that's the prototype demo being played from a while ago. The finished game is quite different..!