A downloadable game for Windows and macOS

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NOTE: Rhythm Doctor is a game still in development. This is an Early Access build that will be updated over time. You may encounter bugs and unfinished features in the game. You can get more details about Early Access here. Unlike the Steam version, this version does NOT have the Workshop feature. You can still download levels externally and add them to your library. This version is priced a little lower than the Steam version to reflect the lack of the feature.

Save lives with your spacebar! 

Rhythm Doctor is a rhythm game in a world where defibrillating patients' hearts in sync with their heartbeats has healing properties. Slam your spacebar in perfect time on the 7th beat, and they might just come out okay. But beware - every patient has unique illnesses based on complex music theory: polyrhythms, hemiolas, irregular time signatures...if you don't know what they mean, don't worry. Rhythm Doctor is designed to make you learn music and rhythm theory without even realising it!

  • 20+ handmade levels, each with their own story.
  • Every level introduces a different concept of rhythm theory in an accessible way
  • A large cast of doctors and patients feature in an overarching, character-centric storyline
  • Play the story solo or grab a friend for drop-in drop-out local multiplayer throughout the whole campaign!
  • Robust level editor to make, share, and play community levels! Use your own music, place notes snapped to the beat, and use 50+ different visual effects and backgrounds.
  • Challenging "Night Shift" versions of each level for the brave

If you're one of the few hundred people who have donated in the past to the online version of Rhythm Doctor, you can just donate the remaining amount on that same page, and send an email to kyle@7thbe.at, and we'll be happy to send you a key :) If you had donated more than the price of this in the past, you should have received a key already. Thank you for being our early supporters on this journey~

1P Controls:

  • Arrow keys to navigate menu
  • Space bar to play the game
  • Esc for Pause Menu

2P Controls:

  • Player 1 uses the right part of the keyboard
  • Player 2 uses the left part of the keyboard

Thank you so much for your support!

If you'd like to continue following our development, getting updates, and sharing levels with the community, you can find us here:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RhythmDrGame

Discord: https://discordapp.com/invite/rhythmdr

Website: http://rhythmdr.com/

Updated 27 days ago
StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS
Publisher7th Beat Games, indienova
Authorsfizzd, Kyle, giacomopc
Made withUnity
Tags2D, Co-op, Music, one-button, Pixel Art, Singleplayer
Average sessionA few minutes
LanguagesEnglish, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional)
AccessibilityOne button
MultiplayerLocal multiplayer
Player count1 - 2
LinksHomepage, Steam, Twitter, Discord


Buy Now$14.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $14 USD. You will get access to the following files:

rhythm-doctor-early-access-win.zip 311 MB
Version 0.9.4
rhythm-doctor-early-access-mac.zip 312 MB
Version 0.9.4

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Hello, I'm the person who bought the preorder last year. I bought it without using an icth.io account, did I get an email for write my name in the ending credit to confirm my credit name in this case? The mail did not come to my Google account.

I'm afraid I might misunderstand, but I got a steam key for purchasing games.

Hi, the credits offer was only if you bought it before Dec 14th 2019. That was when we closed the preorders (made it password-protected) and removed the credits bonus from the feature list. There were just too many credits to fit by that point. Appreciate you preordering the game anyway, thank you so much.


I've been keeping up with Rhythm Doctor since 2018 and it is amazing to see how the game got that far. Many new levels and changes that caught me offguard haha.

Thank you guys for this game! It's amazing.


Thank you for buying and glad you liked it after all these years, means a lot!

I'm so glad this has finally released!

Hope the launch went well, I've been looking forward to this for years.

thank you so much!! hope you enjoyed the game!

Does the person who preordered the game appear on the ending credit?

Yes, if you filled out the form that was sent to your email in January 2020.

i have a couple of questions

1. how do i get the steam key when it releases

2. i heard something about the people who bought the pre-order getting a special thanks?, if so, how do i send my name?

I believe that you get all of these in your email.


Hey Razkanaz, sorry for the late reply:

1. it'll be emailed to you!

2. that was only for people who preordered last year unfortunately, before we took down this page publicly and removed the 'special thanks' perk from the list here. The people who preordered when the perk was still advertised should have received the email already last year confirming their credit name. We might decide to still include it as a thanks.txt somewhere in the game files for fun, but we will do an announcement here if we do

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just to clarify, will it be emailed to the email from my itch.io account, or the paypal one? (i used my dads paypal account) (and yes my dad did allow it)

the email on your itch.io account! you'll also be able to redeem it logging into itch.io directly even if you didn't check your email, since it'll be automatically added to your account.

My eyes are shining with this art, can't wait for the full game


It was really fun!

Congratulations! Those 4 samurai are grateful for your service =)

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I love this! Take my money


Epic game


And you make epic levels!

Much fun than I thought..

In short, "Nice"

When will this game be officially released? 


This year is what we aim for! And thank you!

please help! Level 2 and 3 visuals wont show up!

Hey Marcizz, sorry for the late reply, we will investigate that now! Can you send your output log to giacomo@7thbe.at so he can see what the error that causes the blank screen? It might be a driver problem or something else. Thanks! 

It’s located in C:\Users\[Your Username]\AppData\LocalLow\7th Beat Games\[Program or game name]\ as “output_log.txt”. (note that you’ll have to enable “show hidden items” to see the AppData folder.)

Ok! I sent the output log and a video of it happening. Hope it helps fixing it.

Hey. I was told to use the Beta. It didn't work.

hey Marcizz, thanks for testing, got it, we will try a few more things and let you know via email soon

GG! Fizzd thank you for creating an amazing game for us! I can't wait for the full game release. <3

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Thank you for playing Matheus, and nice job completing all the preorder levels!


Looking forward to the release date in 2020! Anywho I have already donated, but can I donate more? :P Also named my strange rocket launcher in tf2 to your song of "Oriental Insomniac" absolutely love it! 


Thank you Nick, nice to hear from you again! Haha please don't donate more it's OK, it would make us happier if you treated yourself to something nice instead :P Thanks for your patience!

when the game will be out ?

Hi, the game will be out in 2020. Everyone who has preordered will be getting a bonus reward due to the delay. We'll send an email this week regarding the choice of rewards. Thank you!

Is This Coming To Consoles? Like Switch? Will it Come Out Near Christmas? jus wondrin idk.

When will the Rhythm Doctor be released for Steam?


It's a very fun game! I hope it's released soon!


Wow congratulations! Thanks for playing till 100%!


Definitely worth the buy! I'm in the discord and now I'm constantly hooked on making levels and playing them too! Waiting for that Rhythm Doctor is out announcement! 


Thank you and really glad you enjoyed the game and level editor!


Are the secret levels only in the preorder cause i wanna play it but i dont have the money to preorder


You'll be able to play them regardless! Preorder levels will 99% be in the final game, but if any one of them is cut we'd be releasing them as free levels most probably anyway.


Preordered on a whim, extremely glad I did. Every level is so SATISFYING to get right -- somehow I got the final level on my first try, and had to go back for the 3rd one which took nearly a half-dozen tries??

Good luck with your development, I can't wait to see where this goes!


Thank you so much for the kind words, glad you liked it! Hope you will like the full game too!



Check out the entire indienova franchise on... Itch?


Check out the entire indienova franchise on klyzx



We receive an mail when the game is purchased or later?

Because I did not receive an mail and I'm afraid there was a problem.


Hello! You will get the mail later, when the game is close to release, not right now. (If you are asking about the mail for the credits). If you are the one who purchased it 15 hours ago, then we have your email in our records. Thank you very much for your purchase, hope you enjoy the preorder version!

Is the key we get a Steam key? Just want to make sure before I decide to pay for it.

When the game releases, everyone who pre-ordered will get both an itch key and a Steam key!

Hi there. The demo is great and I'm looking forward to the full release. I was just wondering, for the name in the credits, should I send you my name now by email, or will that happen closer to release?


I will send out an email to everyone asking for their name exactly how they want it to be spelled when we're a little closer to release! Thank you for checking in on that :D

When are you going to launch the game on steam?


We don't have a date right now, but we are hoping before the end of 2019. We are currently developing the game simultaneously with updates for our other rhythm game, A Dance of Fire and Ice.  We will let everyone know when we have a release month in mind.

You can keep up with more detailed progress in the #game-updates channel of our Discord: discorg.gg/rhythmdr

Its coming along very nicely! Can't wait to see this game when its fully released. The player-made levels are very interesting. Love the music. <3

Thank you! Yeah, the player-made levels have been incredibly interesting and fun, they've taken the game in new directions of gameplay and art that we never could've imagined or predicted. Can't wait for more people to try them.

Looking forward to trying this game! It looks very cool, hopefully my rating review gave you guys a good laugh haha! Is there any way I could buy avatars of the characters, cause I would totally rock them 24/7 on Steam, PSN, or Twitter even. :D

Thank you so much! Saw your review, really appreciate it. Can't say I can promise TF2 style hats hahaha but I hope you'll be into custom hands/sleeves and Steam trading cards.

Feel free to make any avatars of the characters yourselves for free, all the character sprites are available on our Discord: https://discordapp.com/invite/rhythmdr

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Can I buy 1 more demo for friend, using my card(I used it for my purchase) and my friend's e-mail?  Solved! Thank you for this really fun game!

oh great, glad you solved it on your own, thank you so much for buying!

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Loved the demo and I'm fairly certian I'll buy the game. However, i just wanted to know: If I preorder the game here, will I get it on Steam when it comes out as well?

Hey, thanks for the question, yes you will! Glad you liked the demo!

I didn't find out about a Preorder for this until just recently, made it a point to buy it so I can try out the new content since I played the demo until I got S rank on all the levels. So excited for the release.

thank you so much cinquedia! hearing that you like the game so much makes us really motivated!



i would die for everyone that worked on this game i love it so much

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