Independent developer Hyperbolic Magnetism has released its (unaffiliated with Star Wars) lightsaber-based rhythm action VR game, Beat Saber, into Early Access with official Windows Mixed Reality support. If you want to buy Beat Saber now it’s available to download from Steam priced at £15.49 (UK) / €19.99 (EU) / $19.99 (US).

You can watch a trailer for Beat Saber above and read more about the game in the following factsheet:

 

BEAT SABER

Description

Beat Saber is a unique VR rhythm game, where your goal is to slash the beats (represented by small cubes) as they are coming at you. Every beat indicates which saber you need to use and also the direction you need to match. The game can be easily described as a mashup of Guitar Hero and Fruit Ninja in VR. All the music is composed to perfectly fit the hand made levels. Our goal is to make players almost dance, while cutting all the cubes and avoiding obstacles. Each cut is strongly supported by great sound and visual effects to emphasize the rhythm.

History

The development started in 2016 when we found out that our basic concept implemented in the Beat Saber prototype works. The game was showcased on many places and almost 700 people tried it so far. The response is overwhelming positive. The game will be released on May 1st 2018 on Steam and Oculus Store. Other platforms will be announced soon.

Features

  • Unique gameplay with a great feel – Beat Saber combines the satisfying feeling of cutting with emergent perception of rhythm.
  • Handcrafted levels & music – All the basic levels and music in the game will be handcrafted to emphasise the music rhythm. The results are incomparable to similar games with generated content.
  • Game accessibility – Anyone can understand basic game principles and play the game in just a few seconds.

 

Awards & Recognition

  • “2nd place – best showcased game” GDS 2016, Prague

 

About Hyperbolic Magnetism

We are Hyperbolic Magnetism – a small indie game studio run by Ján “Split” Ilavský and Vladimír “Loki” Hrinčár based in Prague, Czech Republic. We started working together in the late ’90s on PC games, but since the advent of the App Store we quickly changed focus to mobile. Our goal has been always to come up with a unique gameplay and great yet simple visual style. The studio is continually exploring various genres of games as seen on examples like Lums – physics based puzzle game about light and shadows, Oh My Heart – brutal pixel art action game, Perfect Paths – programming logic puzzler, Chameleon Run – super fast award winning auto-runner or soon to be released VR rhythm game Beat Saber. Also, many of our games come from ideas born during various game jams in which we participates a lot.

 

 

Do you like the look of Beat Saber and if so are you planning on buying it now or waiting until it’s out of Early Access? Have you bought it already and if so what do you think of it so far? Let us know in the comments below, or create a discussion in our (PC) Windows Mixed Reality VR Games forum. You can also write your own review of the game in our (PC) Windows Mixed Reality VR Game Reviews forum, but include (Early Access) in the title.

 

System Requirements

Minimum

Processor: Intel Core i5 Sandy Bridge or equivalent
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: Nvidia GTX 960 or equivalent
DirectX: Version 11
Storage: 12 GB available space

Recommended

Processor: Intel Core i7 Skylake or equivalent
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: Nvidia GTX 1060 or equivalent
DirectX: Version 12
Storage: 12 GB available space

 

Screenshots

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Source: Beat Saber's Steam page