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Posts tagged “rhythm”

Tuning Up: Rock Band 4 Crowdfunding PC Port

Plastic-bashing rhythm game Rock Band 4 [official site] may roll on over from consoles to PC, if creators Harmonix can raise $1,500,000 (£1.1m-ish) from would-be shredders. Today they launched a crowdfunding campaign through Fig to fund a PC port, which they hope to release in autumn 2016. If they make it, they'll add one big feature not on consoles: they'll bring back the Rock Band…

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Rhythmic Violence: THUMPER

Rhythm action games are often beautifully abstract, and occasionally weird and cute, but they're rarely terrifying. THUMPER [official site] is rhythmic intimidation. Rhythmic violence, according to the latest trailer, which you can see below. Created by two rhythm game veterans, it's a game about a space beetle punching audio while zillapedes haunt the void and an "insane giant head from the future" eats, coughs and…

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Role Playing Rhythms: Sequence

It's been available on Microsoft's 360th console for a while now, but rhythm-RPG mashup Sequence is now available on Steam. I'm tempted to call it Puzzle Quest but with rhythm game mechanics in place of match-3 mechanics and nothing I've seen suggests I'd be incorrect to do so. There's a narrative, character customisation, magic and, underpinning it all, the hammering of cursor keys in time…

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Synaesthete

Synaesthete is one of the numerous games to have emerged from the DigiPen game design courses, and like a few other titles from the prestigious games “real-time interactive simulation” design course, it's rather fun. The concept is a sort of rhythm-action Robotron, with your tiny laser-pumping manbot running through arenas full of throbbing polygonal baddies and fighting them off by firing energy blasts derived from…

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