Rhythm games have become quite the popular genre under VR users recently, with titles like Beat Saber and Rock Band VR keeping players swaying to the beat. But have you ever wanted to get into creating your some awesome beats – but you’ve got as much experience with using professional music synthesizers as you’ve got with driving the rover around on Mars? Then thankfully, there are still some options available to you, like the upcoming Track Lab from Amsterdam-based indie studio Little Chicken Game Company. And they’re definitely planning on helping you drop the beat next month.
The studio has announced that their rhythm game is set to release exclusively for PlayStation VR on August 22, 2018. Well, Track Lab is actually better described as a combination between a rhythm and puzzle game that “takes inspiration from high-end professional tools and making them fun and accessible to all”. It allows anyone, regardless of their knowledge and skills, to create new music through a unique grid system.
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“The grid layout and building blocks with which you create your track, make timing your beats the easiest thing in the world. Want a beat to play a little sooner or later? Simply reach out and move it further along the grid. This simple mechanic is at the core of a powerful set of tools that expand as you learn to make more complex musical compositions, eventually allowing you to build truly awesome tracks,” the studio said.
The puzzle element in Track Lab comes in the form of the “evolver mode’ which introduces you to the basics of the game through different colored orbs that you can place on a grid to direct a pulse light. Each puzzle has a goal or multiple goals for the pulse light to reach.
There are also various other objects that will help you create more complicated sounds as you progress by switching the direction of the light or splitting it in two. Track Lab also lets you take the basics you’ve learned and freestyle to create your own rhythms in the “creative mode”.
So if you’re a music lover and a PSVR owner for whom the idea of creating your own party beats is appealing, then you should check out Track Lab when it releases on the PlayStation Store next month. Pre-orders are also set to launch soon.