Signal to Noise is a music-driven rail shooter. You can choose any song from your own personal library, and play a visually intensive rail shooter with the gameplay and visuals being generated in real-time off of the music you chose. You can customize the game to play how you want to play, and always have a unique experience with each song you own.

Going along with our philosophy that games can be much more as a medium, we feel that the increased connection between gameplay and sound can give players feelings that normally wouldn't be possible in a game. Also, the customization options and ability to use any song make the game infinite in permutations.

The game is being made to allow players to customize all of the game mechanics to play the type of game that they want to play at all times. There is a way to have racing (yes, with multiplayer), all shooting and dodging, escape sequences, boss battles, an episodic campaign, and much more, and every detail of the gameplay can be customized. The gameplay elements having to do with the music are of course also being worked on so that the level is even more involved with the song playing.

In Signal to Noise, you are piloting a craft that's actually going through spacetime in an act of quantum teleportation. Quantum teleportation is the transmission of atoms to another location at the speed of light. In order for a quantum teleport to work, there must be a strong signal and always have a good Signal to Noise ratio, just like the sound coming from your speakers when listening to music. If the Signal to Noise ratio in your speakers is too bad, you won't hear the music, so if the Signal to Noise ratio is bad in the beam of light during an act of quantum teleportation, the teleportation will fail.

Perhaps in the future we'll travel between stars using quantum teleportation. When doing so, the Signal must be managed at all times throughout the entire time of travel. This is the gameplay of Signal to Noise. You must constantly keep the Signal going and keep the Noise controlled. Players can do this using permutations of rules and settings along with any song of their choice. The game is then generated based off the song, and the player jumps into the Signal. So why is the game based off of music if you're traveling in a beam of light? That's a quantum physics question; for now, we'll leave that to your imagination.

Image RSS Feed Latest Screens
Signal to Noise alpha screenshots Signal to Noise alpha screenshots Signal to Noise alpha screenshots
Blog RSS Feed Report abuse Latest News: Mac version of Alpha coming, BIAB voting!

0 comments by web0nz on Dec 6th, 2013

You. Yes, YOU. You should go to, buy the bundle of games, and vote for Signal to Noise for the Indie Dev Grant! If you're too cheap to buy the bundle, you can help us out by spreading the word to everyone in the WORLD. We know people listen to you.

The Mac version of the current Alpha (the ogg support one) will be up shortly.

Alpha funding on Desura starts tomorrow!

Media RSS Feed Latest Video
Post comment Comments  (0 - 10 of 11)
web0nz Creator
web0nz Jan 7 2014, 10:59am says:

Found a new pretty significant bug, but will get to it. This delays the uploading of the new alpha.

+1 vote   reply to comment
web0nz Creator
web0nz Jan 2 2014, 4:11pm says:

The latest build (v0.46) is ready for Windows but not yet for Mac. Will upload both soon.

+1 vote   reply to comment
liamdawe Dec 30 2013, 9:15am says:

Any plans for a Linux build?

0 votes     reply to comment
web0nz Creator
web0nz Jan 2 2014, 4:10pm replied:

Of course!

+2 votes   reply to comment
web0nz Creator
web0nz Dec 18 2013, 9:01am says:

Next alpha update will be either later this week or over the weekend. The tutorial's been redone and some color changes have happened to make the game clearer, among other things.

+1 vote   reply to comment
web0nz Creator
web0nz Dec 23 2013, 11:54am replied:

Ok so some more changes are being made until we update the current available build. You'll be glad that we waited. It shouldn't be more than a few days.

+1 vote   reply to comment
OOO67VH Dec 17 2013, 10:52pm says:

Thoroughly impressed.

Can you consider _please_ that there's a balls-out 100% option so that it responds to music full-color-to-black, much more than, say, Sequence, Beat Hazard, The Polynomial.

Some of us want to listen to AC-DC or Kraftwerk and be in the abyss, total blackness, lost without The Beat. We haven't had this, not yet.

Repeat after me: Sleep Dep Is Good. Sleep Dep Is My Friend.

+1 vote     reply to comment
web0nz Creator
web0nz Dec 18 2013, 8:56am replied:

Could you go into more detail? What do you mean exactly by "so that it responds to music full-color-to-black?? We'll get to work on it if you want it, man.

+1 vote   reply to comment
proword Dec 10 2013, 5:31am says:

is there any demo so i can try this and see if i want ot buy it

+1 vote     reply to comment
web0nz Creator
web0nz Dec 10 2013, 8:48am replied:

Hey proword,

We had a unity webplayer demo a few months ago for our kickstarter, but it's offline now and isn't up to date with the game now anyway. I'll let you know when we have a demo up (it will be a webplayer demo again). We're making some tweaks to the core gameplay right now, so we'll probably wait until we're a little further with that to release a new demo.


+1 vote   reply to comment
Post a Comment
click to sign in

You are not logged in, your comment will be anonymous unless you join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) which we encourage all contributors to do.

2000 characters limit; HTML formatting and smileys are not supported - text only

Signal to Noise
Windows, Mac
Developer & Publisher
Solanimus Inc.
Send Message
Release Date
Released Nov 13, 2013
Game Watch
Track this game
Community Rating



1 vote submitted.

You Say


Ratings closed.

Single & Multiplayer

Latest tweets from @solanimus

If you don't, well, in the words of @rhettandlink: "We hope you have a generally good time in the coming weeks."

Dec 25 2014, 11:43am

Merry Christmas to everyone that celebrates it.

Dec 25 2014, 11:42am

Just finished and uploaded North Pole Wormhole, a funny holiday game, on gamejolt.

Dec 25 2014, 12:21am

North Pole Wormhole - An Indie Arcade Game | Game Jolt via @gamejolt

Dec 25 2014, 12:19am

In Grace Cathedral right now in San Francisco. Looks like Signal to Noise up above me.

Dec 24 2014, 6:46pm

...No it's not supposed to be funny.

Dec 21 2014, 5:46pm

Started a twine game called "All I Want" today. It's mostly about a homeless kid at Christmas time, but you don't play as him.

Dec 21 2014, 5:46pm

Thinking about a possible Christmas-themed game jam game all about being late... ...because I'm late to all the Christmas game jams.

Dec 21 2014, 12:52pm

Esports was the subject of the first story on Sunday Morning (the relatively boring tv show) today.

Dec 14 2014, 9:20am

...also, "Great..." "...only thing that could have been better was a thank you for your purchase note." ...negative review.

Dec 13 2014, 8:01pm

Embed Buttons

Promote Signal to Noise on your homepage or blog by selecting a button and using the embed code provided (more).

Signal to Noise Signal to Noise
Signal to Noise
11,231 of 26,488
Last Update
1 year ago
14 members