Rhythm-based 3D platformer Vectronom, developed by Ludopium and published by ARTE, is out now on Nintendo Switch via the Nintendo eShop and on Steam (PC, Mac) for $9.99. We really enjoyed bouncing our way through the game, giving it an 8 out of 10 in our review, mentioning that it is “one of the most entrancing rhythm games this year”.
In Vectronom, players synchronize the movements of a cube to a frenetic beat, across an ever-changing geometric environment pulsing with hypnotic electronic music. Every beat in each music track you hear changes the path before you, so it’s important to truly understand the rhythm and flow of each song to successfully solve all the platforming puzzles in the game.
For those that want more of a challenge, or just want to mix things up a bit, there’s the option of hooking up alternate controllers, such as MIDI instruments or dance pads, to your computer. This feature is exclusive to the Steam version (for Windows and Mac), however, Switch owners can happily take the game on-the-go. No matter which version of Vectronom you have in your possession, you can take on the campaign solo or alongside friends via local, drop-in/drop-out multiplayer.
Post-launch, the developer Ludopium also plans to include a level editor to both versions to allow players to create their own insane levels using curated beats, which sounds pretty rad.
To get a clearer picture of what Vectronom is all about, check out the game’s features:
Find your path through an ever-changing world, keeping the rhythm with every move you make
A challenging solo campaign that will completely entrance you
A drop-in, drop-out multiplayer mode that will hypnotize your friends
Colorful and atmospheric levels with a powerful electronic soundtrack
Hobby composer can sync their own tracks with the game by connecting an analog synthesizer to the headphone output (for Windows, Mac only)
The game is compatible with digital dance mats and MIDI instruments, so it won’t just be your fingertips showing off their best moves! (for Windows, Mac only)
Reading about the game is cool and all, but really, it’s probably better to see it in action. Bounce right into Vectronom thanks to the dope trailer and screenshots below:
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