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Musicracer

10-01-2010, 11:12 AM
#1
Joined: Oct 2010
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Musicracer

Hi,

a couple of friends and I have just launched our free rythm game called "Musicracer" (MAC+PC) and we are working and iPhone/iPad adaptations right now.

Just wanted to get the word out, please check it out and tell me what you think:
http://www.musicracer.de/

Yes, it's FREE as in free beer.

bye,
Thomas

Gamedev Blog http://www.3devils.com
Free rythm game (Mac+PC) http://www.musicracer.de
10-02-2010, 01:14 AM
#2
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Awesome, I hope the iPod versions will have access to our music libraries too.

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10-02-2010, 01:55 AM
#3
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Awesome! Sounds pretty cool. Also, is it something like Audiosurf?

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10-02-2010, 01:59 AM
#4
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Oh that's worrying, just tried the PC version and Norton is picking it up as a threat.

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10-02-2010, 02:04 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Amalah View Post
Oh that's worrying, just tried the PC version and Norton is picking it up as a threat.
My computer thinks everything's a threat. Usually I would search Google on any info. Also, i found them on facebook. Looks like 21 people like it, so it should be safe. Although maybe you shouldn't attempt it at the moment.

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10-02-2010, 02:11 AM
#6
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I won't, never been the risky type.

~ Game Center ID: Amalah ~
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~ Playing: Tiny Wings, Chocolate Tycoon, Pocket Frogs, Sad Princess, Stylish Dash ~
10-02-2010, 03:04 PM
#7
Joined: Oct 2010
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Hi,

@Amalah: that's weird - I can assure you there is nothing wrong with the executable.
I think it couldn't even been infected by accident, because the Windows executable was compiled on a Mac (it's based on Unity3D).

I assume this was just a false alarm, but I'll let our windows guy take a look at it, thanks for the info! (Can you give an exact message on what Norton said it has found? Would be great to narrow down the problem)
And the game is actually our entry for the Unity Awards 2010, it that is anymore reassuring for you. I really hope you change your mind and give it a try.

But regarding access to music library on iPhone is pretty impossible - Apple won't let developers access the Raw data, they *kinda* let you do that, but it's not good enough for spectrum analysis AFAIK.
We have one programmer taking a look at it again the next weeks, but I think it will be some kind of manual synchronization necessary.

And it is somewhat like Audiosurf, but with different game modes and visuals. (I believe Audiosurf was a pretty obvious concept in itself I think, wonder why no one ever tried something like it again).
We happen to believe our analysis is better, but thats on you to decide and varies with the choice of music.
And we have a Mac client and oh, we don't charge you for it.

Have fun,
Thomas

Gamedev Blog http://www.3devils.com
Free rythm game (Mac+PC) http://www.musicracer.de
10-02-2010, 04:59 PM
#8
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Hope this helps somehow. Well the pop up norton gave me is gone now but when I go to my security history in norton it says this:

Severity: High
Activity: musicracer.exe (musicracer.exe) detected by SONAR
Status: Quarantined
Date & Time: 02 October 2010 07:58
Details: Suspicious behavior detected in musicracer.exe

And in File Insight it says:

musicracer.exe
A program was behaving suspiciously on your computer.
You chose to block and remove it.

Details:
Fewer than 10 users in the Norton Community have used this file.
This file risk is high.

____________________________


Disappointing about the library access. I thought since an app called Tapic managed some note generation from songs it would be possible, but perhaps just following a beat is more simple.

~ Game Center ID: Amalah ~
~ Plus+ ID, OpenFeint ID: UnicornMoon ~
~ Playing: Tiny Wings, Chocolate Tycoon, Pocket Frogs, Sad Princess, Stylish Dash ~
10-02-2010, 05:08 PM
#9
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I checked for the Virus warning and it seems it is a known issue with Unity based games, so I guess won't be able to fix it:
http://forum.unity3d.com/threads/497...exe-as-a-Virus

But thanks for the info anyway!

Gamedev Blog http://www.3devils.com
Free rythm game (Mac+PC) http://www.musicracer.de
10-02-2010, 05:39 PM
#10
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Well that clears that up at least. Looks like the fault lies with Norton.

~ Game Center ID: Amalah ~
~ Plus+ ID, OpenFeint ID: UnicornMoon ~
~ Playing: Tiny Wings, Chocolate Tycoon, Pocket Frogs, Sad Princess, Stylish Dash ~