Pulse: Volume One. A visually stunning music creation game
Few iPad apps feature a tremendous user-interface which is addictive to both fans of gaming and music. A new app, Pulse: Volume One, is one such app and once you experience its greatness, you’ll never want to put it down. It’s simply that good. Hit the jump for our look at this amazing new app, launching tomorrow.
The app capitalizes on the multi-touch functionality of the iPad, with users challenged to keep pace with the app’s music, and “tap notes as they are crossed by the pulse as it expands in time with the music.” The music is provided by local Philadelphia artists and supports “genres from chip-tune to nerdcore to death metal.”
Music from the app is provided artists from Philadelphia, with Cipher Prime planning to regularly release free tracks written exclusively for the app by independent local Philadelphia musical artists. All tracks featured in the app can be found at www.cipherprime.com to highlight the local music scene of Philadelphia.
“The game begins with a pulse that radiates over a series of concentric circles. Players tap notes as they are crossed by the pulse as it expands in time with the music. Beautiful graphics blossom and float outwards with each successfully timed hit. Missed notes, on the other hand, temporarily bump the game environment out of sync.”
The only features missing at this point are social sharing abilities. It would be excellent to see Facebook, Twitter, and Game Center support to compare your scores with your friends. Sharing is certainly an omission, and one I hope Ciper Prime adds in future updates.
That said, Pulse: Volume One showcases what makes the iPad an incredible device. The music, graphics, and multi-touch, immersive, gaming experience is second to none. If you desire an app that will not only provide you with hours of joy, but will make you the envy of all you show it to, Pulse: Volume One is more than worth your $4.99.