A downloadable Prototype for Windows and macOS

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Finally! The band scouting simulator of your dreams is here!

"BAND HUNTER" is a game about listening to tunes and deciding the fates of bands in an alternative 1994!

Will you give tomorrow's next superstar their first break?
Or will you shatter the dreams of ever hopeful new band?
Only you can decide!
BAND HUNTER was made in 72 hours forSA Game Jam 2022 by;

Ben "Candy Claws" Lazerbeam - Art, Words, Code and Tunes
Kirstyn "Panda Paws" Lazerbeam - Code

"This game was jammed out to explore the idea of a "band scouting simulator" mini game for our pro-wrestler dating sim Wrestling With Emotions: New Kid On The Block.
Did you enjoy Band Hunter? Wanna listen to more imaginary bands? Let us know! Leave us a comment or come hang out on our Discord!

Thanks for playing!

Updated 4 days ago
Published 27 days ago
PlatformsWindows, macOS
GenreVisual Novel, Simulation
Tagsalternative, Atmospheric, Cute, Funny, punk, Surreal, weird, wrestling


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

band_hunter-1.0-pc.zip 86 MB


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Woo! The first Band hunter Lets Play! Thanks dudes!


Always happy to do a Let's Play for you guys 

Sorry you missed the jam deadline! I really like this idea for a mini game, although none of the options for the second band resonated with me but I realise it's just a prototype. I'm looking forward to seeing what you might expand this into for WWE2. I'd like to know more about the bands (pics, if not text) and maybe hear more than one example of their music. Great art, also - as always! I love the skateboards in particular.


Our first comment! Thanks Mandy!

Great to hear that you liked the idea for this one. Also appreciate the feedback on not feeling any options resonated with you. Original plan was to have a long list of different takes across multiple categories (like filling in a multiple choice review form). As you guessed, time wasn't on our side and had to simplify the review process.

Would really love to expand on this idea and work it into the full game. Thanks so much for playing, and for the encouraging comment!


I figured time was probably a factor but it's a great start!