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Audio Surf

Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 10:18 pm UTC
by wst
http://www.audio-surf.com

Awesome looking game. Basically you are in a rocket/car/bike thing (think something like Tron/WipeOut mixture) and you're zooming down a track (a la WipeOut), but it's got a mix with some rhythm based stuff in. You play any music track on your computer, and it creates an individual race-track for each song you run. So, you could run The Prdigy- Voodoo People (Pendulum Remix), or System of a Down- Chop Suey, etc.

Aww, it's totally awesome, and I'm not really coherant. But I am going to have to get this (downloading the demo as I type this!)

Re: Audio Surf

Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 10:26 pm UTC
by Sir_Elderberry
I played this in Beta and it was amazing. I should pick it up now that it's on Steam.

Re: Audio Surf

Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 11:01 pm UTC
by wst
I have the Steam demo, just played through-
Krupa - Apollo 440
Voodoo People (Pendulum Mix) - The Prodigy (I love that song)
Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger - Daft Punk

I just realised how awesome it would be to play on a DDR machine...

Re: Audio Surf

Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 11:08 pm UTC
by hyperion
Audiosurf is massive win.

If only I had some drugs...

Re: Audio Surf

Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 11:14 pm UTC
by Memo
It was good when it was free.

Re: Audio Surf

Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 11:14 pm UTC
by Ishindri
I just made my Steam demo expire, and it is indeed awesome. It's freaking impossible to do Dragonforce songs, though.

Re: Audio Surf

Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 11:19 pm UTC
by Shabooty
Ishindri wrote:I just made my Steam demo expire, and it is indeed awesome. It's freaking impossible to do Dragonforce songs, though.


The Mars Volta is pretty hard, too.

Re: Audio Surf

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 3:12 am UTC
by Amnesiasoft
Ishindri wrote:It's freaking impossible to do Dragonforce songs, though.

Try songs with Violin. Violin seems to guarantee increased difficulty :P

Re: Audio Surf

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 4:16 am UTC
by aion7
Amnesiasoft wrote:
Ishindri wrote:It's freaking impossible to do Dragonforce songs, though.

Try songs with Violin. Violin seems to guarantee increased difficulty :P
The Devil Went Down To Georgia?

I'm downloading the demo right now. I have already seen Steam ads for it, and it looks awesome. If the demo rocks my socks off, I'll buy the full version, but probably not, because I don't have many mp3s.

Re: Audio Surf

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 4:25 am UTC
by Amnesiasoft
aion7 wrote:because I don't have many mp3s.

Works with mp3, ogg, flac, aac, wma, and CD's.

Re: Audio Surf

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 5:00 am UTC
by aion7
I mostly listen to stuff online.

Anyway, I tried it, and it rules. I tried Still Alive, This Toyshop's Going to War, Electric De Chocobo and One Winged Angel (the non-orchestrated hidden track).

Re: Audio Surf

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 5:25 am UTC
by Rodan
I just got it. Quite awesome.
At first I was skeptical about the working for your own songs thing, and then I tried White & Nerdy, and it was awesome.

And if nothing else, I fulfilled my dream of playing Albuquerque on a rythm game.

Re: Audio Surf

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 6:03 am UTC
by Amnesiasoft
aion7 wrote:I mostly listen to stuff online.

Then say you don't have songs instead of mp3's :P

Re: Audio Surf

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 2:43 am UTC
by aion7
Amnesiasoft wrote:
aion7 wrote:I mostly listen to stuff online.

Then say you don't have songs instead of mp3's :P
Gotcha, although, I didn't think there was a difference concerning this.

Re: Audio Surf

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 3:37 am UTC
by b.i.o
Downloading the demo right now. This looks awesome. The only problem is that if I actually really like it I'm going to want to buy it, and I don't have any money right now.

*edit*
Having played the demo, I have of course decided it's good enough to buy. But I just remembered my parents gave me $15 for Valentine's Day to do something fun with, so I guess this qualifies :P.

*2nd edit*
So I bought it and have been playing for the last hour. 'Tis awesome. If I didn't have my favorite class tomorrow morning I might be up for another few hours playing. It does a really good job of capturing the feel of the music, in my opinion, which makes it a real joy to play while listening.

Re: Audio Surf

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 11:09 am UTC
by Phal
I love this game... played the demo when a friend linked it to me and bought it almost immediately (pretty cheap really). Tried several different things, rock music and techno/trance work pretty well (the latter being a fairly obvious choice), a couple of game soundtracks (some worked, some didn't), even a bit of classical (although that didn't work so well). It's also interesting to use something spoken and see what you get... playing to a Monty Python sketch, for example 8)

Re: Audio Surf

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 11:50 am UTC
by Toeofdoom
I like it okay, but I like the gameplay of guitar hero better. Still, it's a fun way to listen to music.

Re: Audio Surf

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 6:38 pm UTC
by Amnesiasoft
Another discovery: Fast piano makes for extremely congested tracks. Try out Chocolate Rain ;)

Re: Audio Surf

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 6:52 pm UTC
by b.i.o
Explosions in the Sky/65daysofstatic/other post rock works really, really well in my opinion.

It's fun holding world records because the game's so new :P.

Re: Audio Surf

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 7:03 pm UTC
by Qoppa

Re: Audio Surf

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 12:41 am UTC
by Durinthal
Qoppa wrote:It is awesome!

I've wanted to see that since I don't have an mp3 myself. Through the Fire and Flames is ridiculous.

I bought the game immediately after running out of plays on the demo. I've found that Rush works quite well, as does Flogging Molly. Classical, not so much. I wish I had a longer recording from Einstein on the Beach to try, though I'm sure half of it would screw with the game's algorithm. (short mp3 here; other samples on Amazon)

Re: Audio Surf

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 1:31 am UTC
by Rodan
This game makes me realize how lame my mp3 collection is. It's essentially tons of Rammstein, Nirvana, Weird Al, and one Decemberists album, and nothing else. I must change this. Now.

Also, awesome songs that work well:
16 Military Wives (Decemberists)
Bagman's gambit (Decemberists)
Mariner's Revenge Song (yup, still Decemberists)
Weird Al polka songs
White & Nerdy (Weird Al)
and... I think it was Reisse, Reisse (Rammstein)

Re: Audio Surf

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 1:38 am UTC
by Amnesiasoft
Rodan wrote:This game makes me realize how lame my mp3 collection is. It's essentially tons of Rammstein, Nirvana, Weird Al, and one Decemberists album, and nothing else.

Same here, only replace your bands with The Aquabats, Lemon Demon, Voltaire, and one Queen album.

Re: Audio Surf

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 1:42 am UTC
by Rodan
Amnesiasoft wrote:
Rodan wrote:This game makes me realize how lame my mp3 collection is. It's essentially tons of Rammstein, Nirvana, Weird Al, and one Decemberists album, and nothing else.

Lemon Demon.

ooh, gotta try surfing that.

Re: Audio Surf

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 2:10 am UTC
by Sir_Elderberry
Incidentally, I want to mention this is the only rhythm game I've ever liked.

Re: Audio Surf

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 2:31 am UTC
by Amnesiasoft
Rodan wrote:
Amnesiasoft wrote:Lemon Demon.

ooh, gotta try surfing that.

Word Disassociation was a lot of fun.

Re: Audio Surf

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 6:01 pm UTC
by Aleril
The first song I played on it was "Arriving Somewhere But Not Here" by Porcupine Tree and I didn't know how it worked so I thought it was going to be slow all the way through (This particular song started off slow and speeds up mid song) So I was surprised when it speeded up a whole lot mid song. Its like a rollercoaster ride to a song.

(Also, to get it: Torrents for the win)

Re: Audio Surf

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 6:21 pm UTC
by Teh Russians
I just bought it and played through all my Rammstein songs. Awesome indeed. I had to twerk the colors a bit to suit the mood though. It would be nice if they had several preset color combinations. I am now going to try some Basshunter songs.

I am now going to stop procrastinating and buy a projector, because of how awesome it will be to play this on the wall.

Re: Audio Surf

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 7:26 pm UTC
by SoapyHobo
Hell March was an incredibly bumpy ride. Everything I look at is jumping up and down now.
JENOVA is also amazing.

Yes, most of my music does consist of game soundtracks.

Re: Audio Surf

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 7:51 pm UTC
by wst
Teh Russians wrote:I am now going to try some Basshunter songs.

I am now going to stop procrastinating and buy a projector, because of how awesome it will be to play this on the wall.


Basshunter works great. I did "Now you're Gone". I then did it again, straight away. Awesome.

Also, got to do projector, great idea :D (My school has loads of projectors.. I might twist someone's arm...)

EDIT: Just did 37451 on Basshunter- 'Now you're gone' on Double Vision (casual). Wow that makes it so trippy.

Re: Audio Surf

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 7:55 pm UTC
by Aleril
The best songs are the ones that go up and down (Not bumps, but gradual up, then a big drops. About 2 or 3 of those do a song good and make it feel like an awesome roller coaster)

Re: Audio Surf

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 10:04 pm UTC
by Amnesiasoft
Damn you Queen! Stop making songs with twitchy speeds in Audiosurf! (Ok, so the only really bad one was Another One Bites the Dust)

Re: Audio Surf

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 3:38 pm UTC
by Dropzone
Amnesiasoft wrote:Damn you Queen! Stop making songs with twitchy speeds in Audiosurf! (Ok, so the only really bad one was Another One Bites the Dust)

Heh, I found that "Locomotive Breath" by Jethro Tull does the same thing. It does make it pretty hard when your ship's jerking from a dead stop to full speed and back again several times a second. On a related note... has anyone else noticed that the sound of applause makes the game go absolutely mental? I got to about 30 seconds from the end of "Local Hero/Wild Theme [Live]" (Dire Straits) using Ninja Mono without hitting a single gray block - then the song itself ends, the audience starts applauding, the track plunges downwards and I hit something like 5 grays within the space of about a second :(

Aleril wrote:The best songs are the ones that go up and down (Not bumps, but gradual up, then a big drops. About 2 or 3 of those do a song good and make it feel like an awesome roller coaster)

Sort of like this, you mean? (I love how the first part is not too far from a perfect triangle wave...)
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Also, I challenge anyone to come up with a more boring-looking song than this:
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Re: Audio Surf

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 3:49 pm UTC
by Aleril
What is the fastest song you have found on Audiosurf?

Oddly enough, I found Anna Molly to be the fastest one I have played so far.

Re: Audio Surf

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 5:56 pm UTC
by b.i.o
I haven't really kept track, but some of the 65daysofstatic stuff I've been playing can get pretty damned fast.

What difficulty/mode have you guys been playing on? I've been playing Pointman (easy) mostly, although I'm pretty close to going up to the next level of pointman, I think, because my high scores tend to be about twice as high as everyone else's on Easy :P.

Re: Audio Surf

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 6:05 pm UTC
by Aleril
I switched from Mono to Mono pro because I found easy to be way too slow.

Re: Audio Surf

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 6:08 pm UTC
by wst
Amnesiasoft wrote:Damn you Queen! Stop making songs with twitchy speeds in Audiosurf! (Ok, so the only really bad one was Another One Bites the Dust)


I am sooo going to try that now.

Re: Audio Surf

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 9:53 pm UTC
by b.i.o
Aleril wrote:I switched from Mono to Mono pro because I found easy to be way too slow.


Mono Pro's not that hard for me--but Pointman Pro I find quite hard.

Re: Audio Surf

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 11:22 pm UTC
by Rodan
I play ninja mono, since I suck at Point/push man hard difficulty, and the easiest difficulty is a bit boring.

Re: Audio Surf

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 12:00 am UTC
by Amnesiasoft
I usually play on Ninja Mono or Eraser Elite.