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Rhythm Game SOON "secret name"

08-22-2009, 10:26 PM
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 128
Rhythm Game SOON "secret name"

Im finishing up a rhythm game which i plan to submit in a week.
FYI i was the developer who made tapstar and i am now doing my own games.
This game is a clone of djhero that is coming out by activision.

It has Cross fader and 3 buttons and has a similar gameplay to the dj hreo trailers.

you have regular notes, hold notes, scratch notes(tap proper button and slide finger up and down to rotate the turntable on left) and also the cross fader kicks you into different channels on the outer note rails.

Also the best part is this app uses ipod library to play music, and supports a community base to share and browse for the step charts that fuel the levels.

It basically looks at your playlist in ipod and tells you matches for current levels online that "should" work with your mp3, which you can dl and play. The stepcharts are suuuuuper small files typically 50kb so you can dl many. Also i am including a level creator where you can make your own levels and share them nline to my server, or you can host them on any other server.

Over time the user community will upload levels of all difficulties and music genres, but im currently doing some myself so there will be some at launch..
I will probably open this up to beta testers who would be willing to help create levels so there is a wide range ready for launch time.

Here is a teaser, i will post a proper video later this week after i sort out a few details.

Please let me know what you think, this is going to be priced at .99 forever and be everything i feel is lacking in rhythm games currently.

08-22-2009, 10:44 PM
This looks pretty cool.

beta test(ed/ing): Beseiged, Necromancer Rising, Fish Fun, Indestructible Tank, Twilight Golf, Undercroft, Transylvania, Above & Beyond Air Combat, Rune Mage, itunnel 3d, touch ko, robocalypse, arcana, finger physics, and spincrazy

08-22-2009, 10:49 PM
Originally Posted by roostersully View Post
This looks pretty cool.
and it looks exactly like tap tap. Not saying its going to be bad. it actually looks cool. im assuming the buttons on the sides are the buttons to press?
08-22-2009, 10:58 PM
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 128
yea, basically that is as close to this
as you can get without any buttons..
oh yea and without a 1m budget :O
08-22-2009, 11:23 PM
Looks cool
08-22-2009, 11:48 PM
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 15
DJ Hero? maybe..? nnoooo!!!
08-23-2009, 12:05 AM
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 6,509
Kinda wish I knew more about the controls, but as of now, looking pretty sweet.
08-23-2009, 12:24 AM
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 128
Originally Posted by Kamazar View Post
Kinda wish I knew more about the controls, but as of now, looking pretty sweet.
heh yea, i guess its hard to make sense of it by pics.. i should have video soon.

the buttons on the turntable platter will probably change a little so it doesnt kill the look of the turntable like it does now.

If you watch the djhero trailer just imagine the same gameplay except instead of a controller with 3 buttons on a turntable, you use primarily your left (or right, via settings) thumb and tap the proper button(s) or hold it and scratch the turntable back and forth for the duration of a scratch note.
08-23-2009, 02:38 AM
Joined: May 2009
Location: St. Gallen, Switzerland
Posts: 461
it looks like DJ Hero I'd sure be a beta tester, because I'm a rhythm game FREAK xD But I never was a beta tester, could you explain me how to be one? ^^
Woah you can play your tracks? Instant BUY!
I so want to play my songs MSTRKRFT, Daft Punk, Justice, etc.
so here is edit 3:
If I'd be you, I'd reskin the background, the notes, the buttons on the left and the bottom part from there where the notes come down.
so it's going to be called scratchpro? ^^
edit 4 :
Ok, I looked at the whole thing (DJ HERO) and yours, and I think that you should make the background from there where the notes come down like in DJ hero.. it would so boost your Skin :P
It's just my opinion.. ;D

Last edited by Chronical; 08-23-2009 at 03:02 AM.
08-23-2009, 04:20 AM
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: California
Posts: 1,332
This looks like it could be really fun, and $0.99 is definitely a good price to attract customers.

I have a question though. Will the music cut out if you miss a note, like in Guitar/DJ Hero? Cuz that could be a deal-breaker for a lot of people, myself included.

I know Gameloft is a big dev, and they have a huge budget when it comes to their games, but if you could make the music stop, or at least have the game make an unpleasant sound when you miss a note like they did with Guitar Rock Tour, that would make it a lot more playable IMO.

Because as fun as rhythm games like Tapstar and TTR are, they can get a little stale pretty quickly because there's no real "penalty" for missing notes, other than your score going down.

Please let me know, as i'm sure i'm not the only one that would like this feature.

Two guys walked into a bar. You think they would've seen it or something.