Rhythm Game (wit source code)

2017-09-24 02:44:25 by ninjamuffin99

What up all. Today I made a rhythm game in about 4 hours and check it ouuut http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/699701

I wanted to make a rhythm game for such a long time, and I wanted to make one using @AliceMako's "Grid Builder" for a while too! Real great song

I've started coding rhythm games so many times before, but one way or another I've given up on them. But recently there's been a music game jam on itch.io and I felt I should atleast try fully this time. 

Originally I wanted to make a platformer, similar to the level in FEZ "Sync"

To test that all the beats/rhythms were playing at the right time, I made it so that a box would change color and position at each beat at random. I then had an idea to make it to the point where it is now, where you had to be inside the box to gain points, since it would be a much simpler system to do. I honestly could've spent the past few hours polishing it and whatnot but I have a lot of other projects and I gotta get busy again uh oh so here's a little prototype of a rhythm game everyone.

I couldn't have made this without the tutorial/guid by that nice fella @fizzd, who made Rhythm Doctor, and a Dance Of Fire and Ice, both rhythm games. Check out their guide that I used: http://ludumdare.com/compo/2014/09/09/an-ld48-rhythm-game-part-2/ 

And if you wanna dig around and see how this rhythm game is made, check out the source code! https://github.com/ninjamuffin99/MGJGame


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2017-09-24 15:07:59

I made your profile picture. :-)

Congrats on the new game!

ninjamuffin99 responds:

heheh yea I saw it in the BBS so I stole it heheheh
And thanks!


2017-09-24 18:38:02

That's a really good game tbh, good job!

ninjamuffin99 responds:

ayy thanks. I might come back to this mechanic eventually in some form or another, so keep an eye out for that.


2017-09-24 23:39:41

wow great to know the tutorial helped! Nice game, and pretty unique way of controlling, having to hold buttons from the left. I just discovered Sync thanks to this post and woah what a level...

ninjamuffin99 responds:

Yea that tutorial was awesome. I remember last year I just googled "how to make a rhythm game" and your guide showed up lol. Everytime I attempt a rhythm game I refer to it.

Also Rich Vreeland (DisasterPeace, FEZ music man) did a little music design talk that's super interesting as well where he talks about music gameplay and a lot of other cool stuff https://youtu.be/Pl86ND_c5Og?t=1609


2017-09-27 12:50:16

Awesome game!

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