Sunday, March 16, 2008

Audiosurf Ride Your Music

Audiosurf is a music-adapting puzzle racer where you use your own music to create your own experience. The shape, the speed, and the mood of each ride is determined by the song you choose. You earn points for clustering together blocks of the same color on the highway, and compete with others on the internet for the high score on your favorite songs.
It's quite a cool game and a really nice way to explore your music library again. There are a few different game modes and difficulty levels.

You can download a demo at the Audiosurf website, or you can download the torrent, or even buy the game, it's only $9.95 but you have to use Steam. Buying the game lets you use the online functionality where you can compare your scores with those of others and see what songs are popular.

Here is a clip of someone playing David Bowie - Space Oddity.

10 comments:

wiki said...

looks like a nice combo between gaming and music. I will check it out when i got some more free time.

pimp-a-lot bear said...

looks cool! I'll certainly try it!

Annom said...

What are a few good songs to play with? I like this idea.

cybrbeast said...

Just try some out. Generally upbeat songs make for a good experience. The faster and noisier the song the harder it gets. So death metal is not for beginners.
With slow tracks you can just up the difficulty to make it more challenging.

cybrbeast said...

anybody played it yet?

Annom said...

Yes, great way to actively listen to music (something I rarely do). Some fast and bombastic classical music is fun, but happy hardcore also gives a great ride :)

I don't really like the actual game. I like to play it easy and just experience the music and ride.

cybrbeast said...

I think mono pro is the best game mode. You don't have to concern with all the different colors. Just dodge grey and pick up the rest. Mostly reflex based game mode.

Annom said...

yes, that's what I'm playing. Rammstein is fun :)

pimp-a-lot bear said...

not yet.

pimp-a-lot bear said...

not yet.