Sing To Win: HandyGames to Publish One Hand Clapping

Sing To Win: HandyGames to Publish One Hand Clapping

A truly unique 2D musical puzzle platformer with voice control

Los Angeles, California / Giebelstadt, Germany, July 3rd, 2019:

Come, sing a song of joy,
​'cuz HandyGames and Bad Dream Games will work as one.
​Sing, sing a song, oh boy,
​to bring you a game of musical fun.

It's a platformer, that's for sure,
​but the controls are a little obscure.
​Don't be afraid, instead, rejoice,
​you move and dance and solve riddles with your voice!

​Face many puzzles while you play,
​but simply sing, and be on your way.
​Colorful environments and four hours of gameplay,
​you want to see a famous influencer try it? Well, you may:

​Have a look at JackSepticEye, trying One Hand Clapping:
​Watch the latest Trailer:

Yes, we definitely have a lot to learn from One Hand Clapping in terms of voice control or rhythm. For all of you, who are not in the mood for singing our press release out loud, here are the bare facts:

​Los Angeles based studio Bad Dream Games and German publisher HandyGames, a THQ Nordic family member, have signed a publishing deal for the award-winning indie hit One Hand Clapping. The game's demo has already made some of the world's biggest influencers sing, among them PewDiePie and JackSepticEye.

​In One Hand Clapping, you roam through an artfully crafted 2D world and interact with your environment through your voice alone. You can yell, cry or sing as you encounter a variety of musical puzzles along the way, where the control over your voice becomes the key to solve them. The game offers a 4 hour long story campaign (that's more than 3 times longer than Beethoven's Symphony 9 or about 100 times longer than this week's number #1 in the Billboard charts "Old Town Road" from Lil Nas X), and 6 different biomes to discover in the world, such as the desert, the city or the sea. The game's Educational Mode will allow you to train your singing and learn more about voice control and music theory - if you become a famous singer because of our game, you'll owe us free tickets to your show!

One Hand Clapping is currently in development for PC, Xbox One, PlayStation®4, Nintendo Switch™, Android and iOS. The release is scheduled for 2021.

About One Hand Clapping
One Hand Clapping is a 2D puzzle platformer that invites you to sing into your microphone to solve musical puzzles and discover the power of your voice as it changes the world. This exceptionally unique game provides you the freedom to express yourself through its mechanics, helping you build confidence in both your singing voice and the voice within you. The world of One Hand Clapping is full of vibrant landscapes and mysterious characters portrayed through a warm, minimalist aesthetic that inspires self-expression without overwhelming the senses. All you need is a microphone, headphones, and your voice to play!


  • Escape the judgemental eyes of Silent City's hostile inhabitants
  • Wander through six expansive, multicolored biomes and sing to change the world
  • Sing along with three whimsical hermits throughout your musical journey
  • Enjoy four hours of creative and cacophonic gameplay
  • Play Educational Mode to train your voice

About Bad Dream Games
Bad Dream Games was formed in 2018 after the viral success of the One Hand Clapping demo, a student-made project from the University of Southern California. At Bad Dream Games we are creating a new way to play, as well as a new way for our players to create. We make games that fuel creativity and engage players beyond just the limits of their controller, and it all starts right now with One Hand Clapping. Bad Dream Games was founded by Thomas Wilson and Zach Lower, who will be acting as Creative Director and Lead Designer on One Hand Clapping respectively. You can follow the development on the official Bad Dream Games Twitter account.

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About HandyGames

HandyGames™ is a THQ Nordic Company and part of the Embracer Group Family. We operate as an international indie game and premium mobile game publisher and developer for a global community of gamers.

Games are our passion. Since our founding at the turn of the millennium, we have been steadily evolving our company and portfolio to publish and produce award-winning titles for cutting-edge consoles, PC, and VR, as well as premium mobile games from great teams around the world.

We are proud of our ever-growing and colorful portfolio - from hilarious games for the whole family to deep and sometimes dark topics presented in an interactive format. Games are and always will be entertainment media, but we firmly believe they are capable of much more.

HandyGames is at home in beautiful Giebelstadt in Northern Bavaria, close to the Franconian university and city of Würzburg and a proud part of the German and European gaming scene. Always on track towards lasting growth, we have significantly expanded our office space to create room for up to 120 colleagues and look forward to continuing to successfully shape the future of the international games industry as a sustainable employer.

As a team, we stand united against any form of discrimination. Regardless of sexual, cultural, or ethnic identity, we try to ensure that everyone feels welcome at HandyGames. It is very important to us to help new colleagues who move to our beautiful Franconian home to find like-minded interest groups, even outside their work environment.
No matter who you are, you're part of the family and we got your back.


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