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by Velro - 48 Hour Compo Entry

A fun rhythm game using Libgdx and samples.

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timtipgames says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 3:42am

This is really difficult! I was lost once there were three lines. Two things I would have loved to see: Better feedback on what "the game" thinks I am doing right and an easier mode :) Not bad for a "first "finished" game" game :)

oajfh says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 10:12pm

Quite a nice idea, an audio-based game. However, no real ending, and I managed to get through by mashing the keys (sorry). I quite liked this game, anyway.

Velro says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 11:38pm

@oajfh It's intended to be fun and somewhat educational. I didn't want to punish anyone for not having ridiculous hand coordination. It's cool if you facerolled your way through it :)

Canobie says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 6:11pm

I couldn't run it! It just flashed up and closed. (Mac 10.7)

doonay21 says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 6:17pm

Hell no, too difficult for me ;) I will always have some love for music games! Nice work!

Velro says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 1:44am

@Canobie Sorry about that, I'm not sure why it's doing that. I haven't been able to try it on a Mac. Its a Java game so I orginally thought it'd work on all platforms. Now that I'm researching I'm seeing there is a conversion process. Sorry for the confusion, I'll try uploading a converted version tomorrow. Thanks for the feedback on this!

Mekuri says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 8:53pm

Damn, this game gets difficult fast! At least for someone with very little instrument experience. I really like the idea though.

namrog84 says ...
Aug 29, 2013 @ 7:42am

Extremely difficult. Wasn't sure which key to be pushing most of the time. No visual recognition if i was doing right or wrong (aside number up top?, not near where my eyes are focused)

Almax27 says ...
Aug 31, 2013 @ 11:35pm

While I play drum myself and would have no problem on a drum kit, it's very very difficult on a keyboard :)

X-0r says ...
Aug 31, 2013 @ 11:37pm

I wonder if it's easier on actual drums... It's totally challenging, looks much easier on the screenshot :P

Sep 1, 2013 @ 12:16am

Even though I make music myself (although I don't play actual instruments much) this was hard as hell. I could manage when the cymbal rides came in, but then the cymbal crashes as well, ouch. Interesting take on the theme though.

Arcana says ...
Sep 1, 2013 @ 12:24am

Holy crap, that was difficult. Like the others I wasn't really able to tell if I was doing well or not. I do finger drumming on drum pads once in a while but I couldn't get through the four instrument types!

I do like the idea and I'm glad that someone submitted a rhythm game for this theme.

Velro says ...
Sep 1, 2013 @ 7:14am

The feedback I was trying to give was the color changing. When its black your on a "streak" and when it goes back to the original color you missed I couldn't change individual note colors. At the time I didn't know how to make particle effects, which would have been great for this. If I can get it to fit the theme I'm hoping to do another music game.

Empyrealhell says ...
Sep 4, 2013 @ 9:23am

The controls felt a bit awkwardly laid out, there was no way I was hitting all four of those keys in rapid succession. It was a blast, though.

psychomonster says ...
Sep 8, 2013 @ 12:17am

What da ... this is fucking hard... but hey I think there are music loving gamers who can play this! Looks good...

TeamQuadratic says ...
Sep 8, 2013 @ 12:18am

No idea what I was doing half the time, but I made it through by button mashing :P Cool game.

galman says ...
Sep 10, 2013 @ 7:24pm

I really like the idea, but it's to hard already at the beginning :P

Wertle says ...
Sep 11, 2013 @ 4:21am

Apparently my capacity to retain tracks of rhythm information stops at 3, but I'm glad the drum sounds made it good for flailing frantically :) I had a little trouble with the color feedback for the lines, I couldn't tell if color or black meant "success" or "miss" Nice work overall!

geekdrums says ...
Sep 16, 2013 @ 3:40pm

I wanted to challenge more! (by a drummer)

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