I Love Pop Music

My Role

Genre

Completion Date

Solo Developer

Rhythm Game

2019

I love POP music is a rhythm game prototype that would take you by a surprise...hopefully.

The theme for this prototype is "an amusing Rhythm game". However, I did not focus much on the amusing part and basically just want to relate some specific action into the rhythm mechanic that is more literal than pressing the right button at the right time. And somehow I came up with the headbanging in heavy metal music.

At first, I was trying to be ambitious and try to make the game detect player movement from a webcam and see if they are headbanging at the right moment or not. The idea was cut short due to time my lack of knowledge and time limitations at the moment. So I end up just using mouse drag to lets players headbanging the character with funky physics instead. A good old weird physics always work for funny effect.

After that, I just bring up pop music as a joke to subvert expectations when someone plays the game for the first time. 

The prototype can be downloaded or played on browser at itch.io page via the link below.