★ TouchArcade needs your help. Click here to support us on Patreon.
App description: Enter an absorbing world where players become part conductor, part note-captor, part multi-touch master. Tap speeding notes as they cross the radiant pulse to conduct gorgeous original melodies.


- Nearly an hour of original music plus frequent free updates with brand new levels and music!
- Gameplay featuring an intuitive and original use of multi-touch!
- Sleek, engaging design created specifically for the iPad!
- Easy to play, hard to master!
- Whimsical particles in awe-inspiring palettes!
- Eclectic soundtrack of varying genres!


A remarkable rhythm game.
- Macworld

A package so thoroughly well put together that youre reminded of why music games were popular in the first place.
- Pocket Gamer

Pulse is pretty much unlike anything else thats on the market.
- Gamezebo

[Pulse] makes me want to buy an iPad right now.
- Warpzoned

The games diverse soundtrack highlights a variety of styles that, when combined with gameplay, offers an uncommonly rich player experience.
- Spawnpoint

If youve got an iPad, then there should be no question about Pulse: its pretty to look at, its enjoyably difficult, and its easy to show off for fans of rhythm games and Cipher Primes previous work, Pulse is a must own.
- DIYGamer

Deceptively simple, yet incredibly immersive.
- Geekadelphia

Destined to stimulate the senses of sight, sound, and touch.
- Game Set Watch

Pulse: Volume One showcases what makes the iPad an incredible device. The music, graphics, and multi-touch, immersive, gaming experience is second to none. If you desire an app that will not only provide you with hours of joy, but will make you the envy of all you show it to, Pulse: Volume One is more than worth your $4.99.
- TheIpadFan

I havent seen anything out there like Pulse, and highly anticipate any future work that Cipher Prime has in store for us.
- The Indie Game Magazine


Cipher Prime is a multi-award winning creative agency from Philadelphia specializing in game development. Their debut game, Auditorium, received many awards. Fractal, their second release, captured the attention of gamers everywhere. Today, they are still a small independent studio.
05-04-2011, 06:54 AM
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: East Coast
Posts: 912
Big fan of Auditorium so this is an instant buy. Just by looking at the pics, I'm sure this is as relaxing as Auditorium.

Current Vice: GoF2HD, Bastion, PvZ, Dead Space iPad, FFDim, FFIV, WoGoo, Solomon's Keep, Hook Champ

05-04-2011, 07:00 AM
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 426
Looks interesting. I like rhythm games, but while I appreciated the design of Auditorium, I didn't find it compelling. Pulse looks like it's more up my alley, but I dunno...

It's out here now, but I guess I should wait and see some impressions.
05-04-2011, 07:16 AM
Joined: May 2009
Location: Bookland
Posts: 3,366
I am so getting this. *puts Pulse : Volume One in impulsive buys folder*
05-04-2011, 02:28 PM
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 189
Am I the only one that wishes Auditorium would get a retina facelift or, even better, the full universal treatment?

I'll be interested to hear what folks make of the new game.
05-04-2011, 04:27 PM
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: California, USA
Posts: 4,955
This looks cool! Makes that three I'm gonna have to get tonight!
05-04-2011, 05:51 PM
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 4,442
This looks great, such a clean interface.


Now Playing: Vietnam '65 | .Decluster | BP2Black | Monster Hunter Freedom Unite | Banner Saga | Ultimate General Gettysburg | Papers, Please | SmartGo Kifu | Crowntakers | Brogue | FTL
05-04-2011, 10:54 PM
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 5,833
Impressions? Lives up to expectations?

GameCenter ID : oldestgamer
05-04-2011, 11:20 PM
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 4,442
Originally Posted by pluto6 View Post
Impressions? Lives up to expectations?
I love it. So elegant, so simple, and so compelling. I played through all of the songs and there is a decent amount of tap pattern diversity, although I would love more songs, of course. I'm going to go back through for perfects on each song to see if any new content opens up. What struck me most about the app was that felt much more like playing music than playing a game, in a good way. The default graphics are perfectly understated, to contrast nicely with the flocks of birds and such that stream out when a note is hit. The music is ambient electronic and is quite nice, although not drop-dead wonderful or anything. So, yes, it does live up to my expectations.

Now Playing: Vietnam '65 | .Decluster | BP2Black | Monster Hunter Freedom Unite | Banner Saga | Ultimate General Gettysburg | Papers, Please | SmartGo Kifu | Crowntakers | Brogue | FTL

Last edited by djflippy; 05-05-2011 at 01:25 AM. Reason: Removed mean-spirited comment
05-04-2011, 11:41 PM
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Kansas
Posts: 5,340
Any videos out there?