(£1127.54 raised so far [last donation 21st September 2017]. Thanks - Omg we hit £1122! You guys are the best!!)

2nd September 2017: Level Editor Alpha r8c released! 
Thank you for the donations and comments that have helped keep our motivation going. Join our Discord for alpha level editor access and play 300+ levels here.

30th March 2017: We've just got greenlit! All thanks to you, thank you for the support and well done.

And special thanks to Mehdi Shah for an ambrosial donation of £101, Cong Wang for an auspicious donation of £51, Jozef for a creamy donation of £40, West for a kanye donation of £31, Mr Color and for an executive donation of £30, caprachet for a invigorating donation of £30, Alex for a luscious donation of £30, The Nerdy Musician for a toothsome donation of £25, Chaz for a nectarous donation of £25, Sam for a scrumptious donation of £20, Dan for a delicious donation of £20, nic for a buttery donation of £20 and Pepijn for a super donation of £20!

2014 IGF STUDENT SHOWCASE WINNER

A one-button rhythm game heavily inspired by Rhythm Heaven!

Expanded full version coming Q4 2017 / Q1 2018. Meanwhile, Work In Progress levels are sneak peeks of levels we are working on. For now we're restricting the newer ones to the mailing list, feel free to sign up.

WORK IN PROGRESS LEVEL #0

"Send me a new level each month sometimes!"
[Jan 27th 2017 - 1045 signups! Monthly scheduled levels sneak peeks are over, but we're still giving out random levels occasionally!]

WIP Level #0 - ' Steinway' - linked above
WIP Level #1 - ' One Shift More' - SENT! 27th July 2016
WIP Level #2 - ' Supraventricular Tachycardia' - SENT! 27th August 2016
WIP Level #3 - ' Delay Pedal' - SENT! 27th September 2016
WIP Level #4 - ' Delay Pedal 2' - SENT! 27th October 2016
WIP Level #5 - ' Mannequin Challenge' - SENT! 2nd December 2016
Bonus Level #6 - ' ??' - SENT! 28th January 2017
WIP Level #7 - Super Oriental Insomniac - SENT! 17th March 2017

(signing up will also keep us encouraged and working hard
and make us feel fuzzy inside, so thank you <3)

rhythmdr.com | Soundtrack | Facebook (1 like = 1 level haha no but it will also make us feel fuzzy and let us remind you when we finally release D:) | Twitter Updates | a long read | a hidden kanye | chords for Intimate

Experimental 2-player mode: hit CapsLock during a level to toggle. P2 uses the L key!

Experimental speed adjust: hit S or D in level select instead of Enter to play a slowed down or speeded up version.

Play our other rhythm game, A Dance of Fire and Ice!

How to Make a Rhythm Game

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来自中国的玩家们,向你们问好!十分感谢你们的热心捐款(当然,如想免费下载游戏,在下 载界面中选择"No thanks"开头的链接即可)。游戏中有一些额外的操作按键,特此说明:在选关时,按S键选关将进入慢速模式,按D键将进入加速模式。在关卡进行途中, 按大小写切换键Caps Lock键可以开启双人游戏模式,第二名玩家按"L"键来进行游戏。

假如在游戏途中发现有不同步的现象,请您(1) 用力按空格键,以能听到按键声为佳,(2)假如您使用的是Chrome浏览器,建议换用Firefox或其他内核的浏览器,因为Chrome自带的Pepper Flash插件与游戏不太兼容。祝您玩得愉快!Translation provided by 谜之声.


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Many, many hours have been spent making the engine accurate enough to

support a margin of error of a few hundredths of a second. After extensive

testing we found a calibration that worked for all browsers, except Chrome.

(If you are hitting bang on beat it will still be within the 'perfect' margin on

Chrome, it will just be less forgiving to late timings and more forgiving to hitting

early)

IF YOU INSIST ON USING CHROME:

The Chrome problem is not specific to this game, but affects

all games. It's just this game requires a degree of accuracy so high that the

tiny lag caused by Chrome's inbuilt Flash Player is enough to

throw the timing off. YOU CAN MAKE IT WORK IN CHROME by going to chrome://plugins and disabling all plugins with

'PepperFlash' in the location. This will make it use the normal Flash player like the other browsers, if you have it
installed.

(apparently Chrome is shutting down Flash at the end of the year anyways, that's why we've remade the full game in Unity now, but for browser demos Unity is terrible, oh golly what will we do)

IF YOU ARE USING LINUX:

If you get significant delays in hearing sounds, check this thread for a solution. Thanks to @EspyoPT for the tip!

IF YOU STILL THINK THE TIMING IS OFF: You are

probably used to hitting earlier in all rhythm games. In this game, you must

get over the automatic compensation that you usually do. One easy way

to do this is to hit the spacebar with force, as if you are hitting a drum,

and making sure that sound coincides exactly with the clap

from the game. Try hitting

a surface near your spacebar for the first six beats,

listening to the sound of your hits,

and then SLAMMING your hand onto your spacebar on the seventh! This

advice seemed to work with almost everybody when

we had a booth at GDC. Sorry about

your spacebar:3

And if after all that you still think it is off, tweet me! This is really important to us!

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StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows, macOS, HTML5
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Authorfizzd
Tagsone-button, Rhythm
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Man... something happened when I was playing the boss stage... static popped up, and it sounded like part of some other song started playing in the background...

But seriously, why did the static happen?

Heh, easter egg! theres some conditions that make that part pop up :P

i am using chrome and i am terible. the best i got was c and it keeps teling me that i am hitting to early. pls help

you just have to press your spacebar harder, and make sure the noise of you hitting the spacebar is in sync with the music. the travel time of your spacebar makes enough difference between tapping and slamming it. hope that helps

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thx... the tutorial said some thing about that but it was not obvious enough.

glad it helped~

I made an account just to comment on this. Oriental Insomniac is a masterpiece, and I'd love to see more of that kind of music on release!

(composer here) Thank you TheSimplify, really glad you like it!! We do have some callbacks to the oriental hiphop style later in the game. For now here's a similar track by The Shanghai Restoration Project you might like: 

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This has probably been asked before, but are you planning to release the soundtrack at any point? The Oriental Insomniac and Intimate levels sound super duper nice, even though they're pretty easy.

Also, is there an unglitched version of Oriental Insomniac, or was it made like that in the first place?

Edit: I found the assets. Probably should've looked before I asked...

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About insomniac,no,theres no unglitched versionAbout Intimate,dude theres youtube/google or even soundcloud

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Really glad you like it Nekone, yeah we will be releasing a soundtrack for sure.

Edit: Insomniac unglitched is a cool idea! Might consider that.

Hey,thats pretty cool game tho,i hope it would get online mode! Also,i cant donate,well,ill give you moral help,good job!

thanks! Moral support is appreciated :D glad you like the game.

Yeah i liked it,my grandpa doesnt like me playing oriental insomniac (because im mashing my Spacebar xD)

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its me again!

So multiplenquestions.

1: is there going to be a version for the kindle? And if so, when?

2: Is it going to be possible to access the current online easter eggs in the steam version?

3:Will people who have downloaded the demo get their current progress transfered to the steam version, or will we have to do it all over again?

Sorry about the overflow of questions, notice me senpai.

Peace

hey! you are noticed :P

1. kindle fire you mean? possibly but no guarantees, and only after the steam version

2. some of them!

3. interesting suggestion, wasnt planning on it. But it would probably take a day to get working if we did do it. do you think its important?

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To be honest, I could care less if it restarted me back to the first level. After all, it would let me see the changes made, and i can listen to the awesome songs y'all made. But then again, that's just me. Good luck, and have fun making the game, i love it!


Classy (hard) feels a little bit easir to make an S on it rather than the day shift version, but it's possibly just the cues that the nurse is saying.

bye, and thanks for taking the time to look and answer my questions!

ah, thanks for letting us know,  bye!

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Cool game but the timing is absurdly strict to the point of even feeling off. It seems like there is only a 1 frame window to hit the beat and only getting it dead on counts.

Sorry it's unreasonably strict for you, different people have different expectations for sure. This game has a 0.07-second window on both sides. We chose the stricter side of things for this game, since the difficulty in other areas (multiple buttons, dense inputs per second) are nerfed by the core mechanic. We'd recommend games like Crypt of the Necrodancer if you enjoy more forgiving timing. Thanks for the comment, it's appreciated!

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Is there any more specific release date then Q3 2017? I really can't wait any longer for RD to arrive!

Hey again FingerHD, glad you're excited haha, unfortunately we really can't. It's our first game and so we haven't got a feel of how long things will take, gamedev can be full of surprises. Maybe if we were more experienced we could be confident enough to put a date to it. We'll definitely announce a date when we're closer to release though! The email subscription list at rhythmdr.com is a good idea if you don't want to miss the date if you haven't subscribed already.

I downloaded the offline demo but the game gets stuck after the tutorial and says Patient approaching..NaN%http://imgur.com/a/nHsQV

that usually happens if you're using a newer flash projector. if you haven't, can you try using the one thats in the folder by dragging, like in the instructions in the text file? lmk if it doesnt help thanks

Very . nice gamE!!

your games are great also!! Release quick!

after downloading the game and getting it to run after i skip/wait out the tutorial scene it just says patient approacing NaN% and it dosent do anything after that help please.

hey, i guess you are talking about the offline version? can you send me an empty email (half.fizz@gmail.com) so i can send you an alternative version of the demo?

alright i think i sent the email

I finally beat Classy Hard with an S...

congrats! enjoy the Secret Level :V

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relation to sneaky spirits much?

(wait, sneaky spirits isn't in rhythm heaven...)

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hmm...

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this has made my day 100%

I found pumped up kicks in the assets.

Classy is barbra?

Drive By?

Power?

Spike in a rail?

What have you all been doing?

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failed experiments ¯\_()_/¯

(whoops thanks for the reminder, time to clean up those files..)

quick question, how can i access steinway and power on the downloaded version?

hi Drag0nWulf, those are online only, sorry for the inconvenience

eh, its okay.

at least i can listen to power and steinway through the files
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Contentifia Aware Scalus

This should be the NIGHT SHIFT version of the first boss level

Guess not but OMG look at dat *points at twitter*

rofl great effect

I really, really love this game! It's a great inspiration and its so cool to see you being so responsive! I really love the character and charm, and the sprites for all the characters you've made are so cute and I love them so much!!! This is def one of my favorite games and im sure i'll love it so much more when it's done!

hey selveteen, thank you!! will pass your comments along to winston our sprite guy :D

Ahh no problem!! Maybe one day i'll even draw some fanart even though im not too good with human characters < : 0
I've been spreading the word of this game to my pals, too! Thanks for makin this radd game

Fanart would be awesome!! Haha, thank you for spreading the word

http://selveteen.deviantart.com/art/I-dont-think-that-man-went-to-medical-school-663571626

I KEPT MY PROMISE!
I was originally gonna draw that samurai dude, but I was unworthy and untrained so I hope this'll pass as something neat!

hahaha :DD made our day. our artist winston thinks it looks very looney tunes! thanks for the art!!

Could you release an .ipa of the game please. I really want to play it on mobile.

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Hey Eg-Ge, we are aiming to release on mobile at the end of June, for iOS and Android stores. But why an .ipa, is there no App Store in your country?

i wanted the demo you put on twitter but ok

oh haha the kanye one? you can join our beta (which will be a little earlier) if you wanna help test at the same time - just send me an email - otherwise yeah end of june-ish it is

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I would love to join the beta (but i dont know your mail address) nvm

ah, in that case you can just use the rhythmdr.com signup form :)

Tried this on puffin.


yeah gr8 audio sync love it(!)

Is the level steinway fully broken?

I followed the instructions and it worked perfectly but now that I want to play it again it doesn't work

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heya, right now that extra standalone level is broken yeah, but we've just set up a new server for our game. I'll probably be able to upload it on there in a few days, will reply to you here when i have!

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Thank you very much, I also love how you reply almost inmediatly to the comments who have problems with the game and those with some feedback, which you actually consider for making the game better, harder, easier and enjoyable c:

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Alrighty! here it is:

http://rhythmdr.com/RDSteinway/index.html

bonus: http://rhythmdr.com/RDKanye/index.html

let me know if you have any problems and thanks for the kind comments!

Thanks to you, I'll let you know if there's any problem with it.
Also, finally got an S on doublespeed Steinway :D

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I liked the December level. It was very challenging and took me at least 1/2 an hour. I can't say the same for the January one, however. It was sort of simple and took me about 5 minutes. I do have an idea for "Heartbreaker" mode where one (or two!) mistakes ends the game. If you beat it, you could get a "H" medal or something similar

hey jdfamnlj, thanks for the feedback! yeah the january one is meant to be 'for the person who has never played the game before', its like an alternative first stage. Whereas the december one was for the person who had completed the entire game, so yeah pretty much completely opposite difficulties.

Heartbreaker mode is a cool idea!! Functionally it would be the same as trying to get an S rank (except it just ends automatically rather than you restarting), which is why i wanted to use it only for the challenge levels and boss nightshift modes. But we could do it as a gauntlet, beat many stages in a row on 2-3 lives only. Maybe you have to beat all the levels in that act in a row, with heartbreaker mode, and its also doublespeed?

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That would be impossible and rage inducing. I love it

Thank you so much for making this fun little game!! After giving it a break for a few months, it's just as fresh and fun as I remember haha!! \(*V*)/

I've also only JUST noticed those funky little freebie levels that were sent out throughout last year (as mentioned on this webpage anyways) and I am almost jealous I didn't QUITE sign up to the email listings on time (by a LONG shot haha) ( /v\)

I hope that the start of 2017 has been kind to you (~*v*)~ I look forwards to what other little tidbits you make :D (And, of course, this infamous full game I keep reading about in the comments)

hey thank you so much for the comment!! dont worry you will get all those level you missed, much better polished, once this full game comes out...

nice to have you on board, i'm looking forward to showing you some tidbits too! :)

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this is amazing

I loved the July beta level, is there going to be a level like that in the full game?

Thanks, and yeah we have more levels like that one!

By chance I thought of this game today after playing like a year ago and am very glad to see it being developed into a full game! Very excited.


Also, is there any chance of a mobile release? The game seems well suited for a mobile platform

thank you pswjt1! And indeed there is a high chance of mobile, here's a teaser!

Hi, backer with some feedback here, not sure how else to send this.

I feel like the level that was released in December is a little two unforgiving difficulty wise, only getting two chances makes transitioning to the "get set" beat almost always an instant failure.

(Also from the Kanye mention in the last email it sounds like you can send feedback in game. Is that right, and if so how?)

Hey Zegooddoctor, you can either reply to the email or, the in-game form appears when you press quit! As for the level, thanks for the feedback, we're indeed nerfing and making some tweaks to address that, e.g. having a few empty counts before the SVT portion. Hopefully that'll keep thethe execution challenge but make it less opaque to figure out. Thanks!

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Hello Fizzd! I have an idea for a boss, it can be like a normal song except it sometimes loops the previous notes over again. So you can be 15 seconds into the song and it can repeat the last 3 seconds, or something like that!

Hey killer avocado, thanks for the suggestion! Yeah actually that's a good glitch effect and fits with gameplay too, we'll see if we can work it in!

so, we are actually using this suggestion in the level we're doing now haha. thanks for the idea again!

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You're welcome! :D

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How do you play the new levels? :c

They're in their second trimester now. You can play them in a few months once our game is out! Meanwhile we'll definitely send out occasional mini-levels to our newsletter, so go sign up for that if you haven't and are interested :)

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I like how you made your levels hard, but not enraging. That is a difficult balance to strike.

Thanks, glad you feel that way! If you haven't, check out the Rhythm Heaven series on the Nintendo consoles too if you like this kind of strictness of error.

I will do that, thanks for the recommendation

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Hey, I found a way to play the currently broken Steinway and Kanye levels:

0. Download the demo if you haven't already
1. Copy the link to the level you want to play and paste it into the address bar
2. In the url, replace "index.html" with "RhythmDoctor.swf"
3. Save the page (in Firefox, click the menu button and then "save page")
4. Put the swf file in the same folder as the demo ("RhythmDoctorOffline\bin" on my pc)
5. Drag it onto Flash Projector.exe
6. Play

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very helpful! thanks!

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The new level is pretty fun, although now my fingers hurt because while tapping out the beats I usually slam the table with my fingers harder that the spacebar >_<.

I wanted to ask this for a few days now, but I forgot every time so I'll ask this right now before I forget it again. Will the full game have a level editor?

On Oriental Insomniac, pausing when the red text appears will cause this to appear:
"Hey, player
You shouldn't be reading this
Seems you're clever, exploiting a glitch by pausing the game to read al
Well, you know
I think you
Check the level select screen, there's something for you there"
This is all I could find by recording a video of the text and playing it at a slow speed. Will we ever get to find out what the full text is?

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Please make this happen, maybe with a small patch after the official release as to not delay the game.

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I dont know anything about that, how very spooky..

(thanks for the feedback! and level editor most probably not on release sorry, but doable for sure, just that it would require a few weeks of extra work to make something user-friendly.)

Uh, level select?

whoops

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I think it would be cool if you had a "Return of the Connectifia Abortus" level that is significantly harder and just starts flat-out playing different music at a point

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it is planned!!! shhhh :)

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Anyone else having trouble playing the levels not included in the main demo?

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Me :P

what do you mean?

When I download the WIP levels, it just gives me a "Get adobe flash player" message

oh snap, its not supposed to be a downloadable, looks like dropbox finally disabled hosting web pages. will find an alternative eventually, thanks for the heads up guys

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I love this game so much! I can't stop listening to Oriental Insomniac haha

My NHS approval rate is 31 percent, but I can't seem to get past the 5th (bonus) level. Does anyone have any advice?

thanks! and that level just goes on forever, sorry!

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I love the music. The only one I don't like is unwell, the others are great

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Stick with the original songs in my opinion

I love this game. Early 2017 can't come soon enough. I will ask that you remove the bosses health bar. It seems pointless

It doesn't actually do anything. Add a timer or something

thanks! and hah yeah the boss bar thing could be better implemented, we'll probably fix it before release

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Or, you could make it when the lower the boss bar is, the harder the boss is! That could implement a lot of strategies of purposely missing notes!

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Hey ! Congrats for the new level ! It's a bit short, but the mechanics are awesome ! The song is great, but to suit it, you should change the voiced sounds with the spotlights (the "get-set!") for something more like drums. Great job tho !

interesting suggestion, will think about it, thanks! the original aim was to have something that's like super obvious that it was different from both the song, and the moving beats, so that's why i chose a 'beep'. But yeah i can see that it could sound a bit jarring.

I feel like the game is too forgiving with late presses, but pressing just a tiny bit early results in a miss. Will we get calibration in the final version like in A Dance of Fire and Ice?

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yup, but we're planning one with an automatic calibration using your microphone and the (real-life) sound of you hitting the spacebar! That's how the game is meant to be played, but we'll also have manual override for those who'd rather not play by slamming. The difference in travel time between lightly pressing and hitting with force makes about 30ms difference, which is why for this version, it seems a tiny bit off if you're playing without slamming.

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Hey, I don't know the best way to contact you, but is there any way you could upload a video of the song intimate played on guitar? I've sort of figured it out by ear, but can't quite get all of the parts without seeing it :\ I'll be Abe to donate 10$ or so if you can :)

hey!! hmm ok here's a really quick guide i just made http://pastebin.com/4zKCHMr3

there are some parts missing but hopefully you can work from that :) Someone also made a tab set to the music which is pretty accurate here too: https://play.riffstation.com/results?q=%22Intimate...

thank you so much! (

woah thank you so much for the donation Huntia!! Really appreciate it :D

so I just got time today to try this out and I already have this part figured out xD I'm mostly trying to see the fills and stuff that you do, but it's whatever :b

oh hahah sorry about that. xD it was all improv really, I don't think those fills should be taken as 'official', basically i just recorded my guitar four or five times over to get a layered sound and plucked notes that felt right, and then added some shakers and recorded some rain cuz it happened to be raining when i was recording it haha. If i ever make a video I'll let you know!

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