A downloadable game for Windows and macOS

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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!

Rhythm Doctor is a game still in development. We plan on releasing the game later this year. By pre-ordering, you get the following:

  • Our sincere appreciation for supporting our development
  • Your name added to the credits, which will be featured somewhere special in the game
  • A key for the full version of the game, which will be sent to you when the game is finished
  • A demo of a few of our favorite levels from the game, a vertical slice that gives you a feel for the final game. Note these levels are quite difficult and assume you have managed to beat the flash demo already.
  • The latest version of our Custom Level Editor, that allows you to play community levels and make your own
  • Customise your sleeves with the Sleeve Painter tool!
  • Custom level player, with full screen mode wow
  • Secret levels for the brave

If you live in countries where you usually get regional pricing with Steam that makes it cheaper, unfortunately itch.io doesn't support that right now. We appreciate the extra cash if you still decide to buy it of course :P But if you want to save you can just wait for the Steam version.

If you have no money and still want it, stay tuned on the Discord for level-making competitions! And if you still wanna support us, wishlisting the game really helps in terms of making us favourable to Steam's algorithm, and we really appreciate the few seconds (okay, the minute to log in and verify password and type steam code from your email more like) to wishlist it. Thank you!

And finally 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 Left Shift
  • Player 2 uses Right Shift

Add Rhythm Doctor to your Steam wishlist: https://store.steampowered.com/app/774181/Rhythm_Doctor/

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 4 days ago
StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS
Authorsfizzd, Kyle, giacomopc
LinksHomepage, Steam, Twitter, Discord


Buy Now$15.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $15 USD. You will get access to the following files:

rhythm-doctor-preorder-win.zip 338 MB
Version 0.4.6
rhythm-doctor-preorder-win-beta.zip 392 MB
Version 0.5.0
rhythm-doctor-preorder-mac.zip 381 MB
Version 0.4.5

Development log


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

Hey Fizzd! So here is what happened;

I saw the video from Felps, and i am from Brazil, also. I saw the demo and i replayed it sooo much. So then i found this, when i was seeing all the games you made. And i was like, -60?- (Cause 15 Dollars are equal to 60 Reais, today.). And i couldn´t afford it.

BUT! Past week my aunt gave me 100$, and i just bought it. I was so happy. I finished the entire preorder and i still replay it. Haha. Also trying the custom levels. I just love the level editor.

Anyway. I love Rythm Doctor, and i love you for doing this fantastic game!

Greetings From Brazil!

Heart beat, heart beat, heart beat, heart <3

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


I didn't think it'd be possible to make a whole game off of Rhythm Heaven's rhythm test, but the demo blew me away. I'm rooting for you guys


thank you so much, and yeah we're surprised how much you can squeeze out of it too haha


This game is amazing!!! I played the flash version a while ago and i fell in love with it, but i haven't been following it a lot, but now i see there's a preorder so i instantly pre order it and i'm so hyped for the full game, congrats on making such an amazing, original and fun game! 

thank you angello, means a lot!



I'll pay $50 for a physical copy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


it turns out we lied about 2018 :( this year for sure!! great you are customer 1 for physical copy

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Here in Brazil will the value really be R$ 15 or will it cost R$ 50 +?

Unfortunately if it is the most expensive price my father wins this "duel"


it will be whatever the price of $15 steam games usually are in brazil. Looks like about R$ 27?

Hi fizzd, I'm brazilian and my father havn't 15 dollars. I would like play the  preorder  game, would you send it to me for e-mail, please?


A really good game with amazing ideas!  Thank you for presenting this!!  XD

(PS. Before I play the game, I thought my sense for rhythm is good. Now I won't say it any more haha

thanks for the comment! oh your rhythm will get better for sure if you keep playing these kinds of games haha


Easiest stage is too hard send help

so sorry, chopin is a hardass

I've got all 5 perfects in this Demo!(except the "easiest" level and custom levels,BTW,those are too hard:( but fun and exciting!) 

I've preordered , and hope the full game will release  on Steam soon!!!!

hey, wow congrats!! yeah the 'easiest' level is just a bonus extra challenge haha i know its really difficult. thank you for preordering, we are still working hard on the game!

oh are you Sound of Mystery?? Haha i just realised maybe it is you :)

nuh, it's a trick, lol. i am just his audience! so i named myself a similar one, XD

oh hahaha, well it is a nice fan-name

hyped :) still waitin'

thanks kutark!! see you next BIC :P

Hi! First of all, i just wanted to say congrats on the awesome game! i'm planning to buy the game, but i'm new to itch.io and i have a question. Right now i'm without my PC, if i buy the game on my phone, will i be able to access it from my PC when i get it?

Sorry if i have broken English, i'm from Brazil


Hey, thanks for your question! The phone version will come out much later unfortunately. Right now this preorder is for the pc & mac version only, there's no way to buy for phone yet. Sorry about it!

I bought the demo a while back, and I love the soundtrack!

So I have a question: Will you sell the OST on Steam? If so, how much? I would love to buy it when you realease it. Thanks!

Hey Undyner! Yeah we will release the OST, and we're not sure how much because we are still building it up right now and might continue to build it up after release. At most it'll be as expensive as Undertale's because how can we even compare. Thank you for your interest, as the composer of the game it means a lot!

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Hi! I’m glad that you actually made it this far to release a preorder build for the game :) I normally like challenge in games, so I’ll definitely keep playing. Can’t wait until the full game comes out! :) And yes, I am the same person from the Discord server.

thanks SynXyn! and hi discord person


Hey ! I've been following this for 3 years already !  (!!!)

Congrats on finally doing this ! I'm so glad for you, and I hope the game will get popular !

Haven't played the demo yet (awful lack of free time...) but if I find anything relevant to say, I'll come back !

Wish you the best, cuz U da best !

thanks Jey, yeah i remember you from the flash game's comment section haha. thank you for the long support!


I read about this a while back, was tempted to try the demo and I was smiling all the way through despite having zero rhythm and losing a lot.  I haven't been keeping an eye on the fanscene, which I appreciate is really quite extensive so I came to the pre-order version as basically a novice.  I am impressed.  So inventive, so clever.  Well done developers, keep it up.

I appreciate part of the fun is seeing the new features and you earn them by clearing levels, but wow, it is hard for a new player.  I am pretty good at rhythm action usually, but this is crushing at times (even if it is keeping a metronome beat mentally).  I lost a lot.  Consider putting in a super easy mode or expect a number of less patient players to refund and leave a negative review when you release on Steam.

Thanks tho, this is awesome.

Hey proxymoron thank you for the extensive feedback, this is really useful. Yeah we specifically hid this preorder and didn't announce it anywhere because we meant for this to be more geared towards the fans on discord and the mailing list, who are usually people who have played the game for a lot longer than most.

Hearing you loud and clear about the difficulty, and the full game will build up much more gently and have a bunch of drills and accessibility adjustments for those who need the game more lenient. This is one of the first feedback we have gotten from a less experienced player and its really useful, so thank you for the writeup and the preorder, really appreciate it!

I just spent the rest of my paycheck though :/

no worries, the editor is free and keeps being updated too if you'd like more RD haha.

im so hyped for this game! Sadly i dont have enough  money to pre order it :(

thanks for the hype anyway !


Wow, I can't wait for this to  come out, congrats on getting so close!

thank you so much, it's been a long journey and support like yours make it worthwhile!


Fizzd plz you're going to make me cry (´;︵;`). Instantly preordered! I cant wait!

thank you! if you are the same exclamation in the discord, congrats on beating it 100% too!

Yes I am! And thank you!

shout to my homie Giakobe

Hi lolkobe, thank you for your preference!

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