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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Since the launch last week feedback has been generally positive. I'm working on a patch with some minor changes to the main menu and game progression which have confused people. There'll be a new aircraft selection screen which lets you choose your craft and give an indication of the difficulty level that comes with each one. (short version: ALTO, the transparent black one is weaker and harder to control than SONATA, the smooth silver one).

Additionally, you'll be able to get an collection of MP3s from the game soundtrack installed just by completing the game with either aircraft.

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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.

New Videos and Old Lists

New Videos and Old Lists

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Substream is an aerial shooter animated to music. I've just released a new video and I'm working towards an even bigger trailer.

Substream is now in Alpha

Substream is now in Alpha

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Development progress, new screenshots and initial feedback from testers.

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anthony865
anthony865

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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cruciFICTION
cruciFICTION

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

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benbradley Creator
benbradley

@Cruciform Thanks! I'm really pleased with the way the soundtrack is coming together. It's a wide variety, every track's by a different artist. :o)

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OrangeNero
OrangeNero

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

@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

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

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