rhythm

Audiosurf 2 coming to Steam Early Access next month

Katie Williams at

The trippy, swirling, laser light show that was Audiosurf might have eaten several hundred hours of your time in the five years since its release; I know I've conducted a fair few experiments to try and determine which of my favorite bands produced the noodliest driving tracks. Still, we mastered all the Elite vehicles long ago and have slammed, teeth-first, into enough grey blocks that we're beginning to tire of the original PC rhythm-racer. Cue Audiosurf 2, which releases—sorta—next month.


Roguelike meets rhythm game in the joyous Crypt of the NecroDancer

Tom Sykes at

While I wait in vain for a developer with the vision to combine the football management sim with the sidescrolling shoot-'em-up, I can take some comfort in the fact that Brace Yourself Games are attempting something equally mad and innovative in Crypt of the NecroDancer, a "hardcore roguelike rhythm game" that...wait, let's just rewind a bit first. NecroDancer turns the randomly generated dungeon into a hazard-filled dancefloor only slightly less dangerous than the real thing. You'll still explore, fight monsters and collect bags of treasure, but you'll do so while shaking your hips and furiously tapping your toes. It's Michael Jackson's Thriller mixed with Dungeons & Dragons - brand new teaser trailer after the break.