A 3D aerial shmup that's choreographed to music. Substream is an abstract shooter where you battle the waves of attacking enemies. But it's not that simple, because space is wrapped. Enemies appear in multiple positions ahead of you, and your lone fighter ship is a squadron stretching off to infinity. Expect to be flanked by enemies that are right in front of you. Every level in the game has been animated with a different musical genre and the entire environment is dynamic. Terrain and scenery morphs and pulses with the rhythms, melodies and themes of the soundtrack. Substream is being developed for Windows PC.

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Substream Version 1.2

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I have just released a new installer for Substream at version 1.2.

This patch was created to fix a single specific issue seen on one PC, where Substream had no sound playing. On startup the game now checks the audio device to make sure it is playing back and if it doesn't it tries other outputs. Testing showed this approach seems to have done the trick.

Substream is an on-rails 3D shmup where the world around you morphs with the beats and melodies of the soundtrack, and space is looped, with enemies appearing in multiple places at once.

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Substream v1.1

Substream v1.1

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Substream is an on-rails 3D shmup where the world around you morphs with the beats and melodies of the soundtrack, and space is looped, with enemies appearing...

Substream Initial Release Feedback

Substream Initial Release Feedback

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Substream is an aerial on-rails shooter animated to music.

Another Animated Level Environment In the Bag!

Another Animated Level Environment In the Bag!

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Progress report on Substream - a musical aerial shooter in development for PC.

Syncing Gameplay and Music

Syncing Gameplay and Music

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I've been developing a music game that uses events and environmental animations that are linked to the game's soundtrack. The illusion is easily broken.

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anthony865
anthony865 - - 2 comments

This game looks amazing mainly because of the music and how smooth everything goes. Although there is already a game where the music syncs to the game, but that is in 2d and this is taking it to a whole new level. (I guess you could say a new dimension XD) But anyways, I am really looking forward for this game to come out!

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benbradley Creator
benbradley - - 10 comments

Hey, thanks for your nice message. Substream is out now at Substream.benbradley.com

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cruciFICTION
cruciFICTION - - 15 comments

The music in that video is absolutely lovely. I look forward to the OST. =D

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benbradley Creator
benbradley - - 10 comments

The OST is now available, but not is not distributed in a typical way. It's essentially the reward for completing the game. Beat all the main levels and a bonus level unlocks, click a button in there and the game installs the MP3s to your Windows music folder.

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OrangeNero
OrangeNero - - 6,589 comments

looks very promising, i really love the idea to make the game sync to the music. will we be able to choose our own music?

tracking :-)

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benbradley Creator
benbradley - - 10 comments

@Orange131326 Hey thanks! It's not my aim to allow music to be imported, because I wanted Substream's animations tied much more closely with the audio's mood and melody. If you're interested I wrote more about this here:
Indiedb.com

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EmanueleParis
EmanueleParis - - 8 comments

Love it. Hope you'll be able to make a OSX release, looking forward to it.

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