Factsheet

Developer:
Virtual Air Guitar Company
Based in Helsinki, Finland

Release date:
December 30, 2015

Platforms:
Xbox One

Website:
beatsplosion.com

Regular Price:

USD$12.99
EUR€12.99
CAD$12.99
GBP£10.39
BRLR$25.00

Description

Beatsplosion uses Kinect for Xbox One to transport players into the crazy world of subatomic particles in search of a Unified Field Theory – by smashing everything into smithereens. Players will punch particles, dodge walls and jump over obstacles, all to the beat of music.

History

Beatsplosion started out as a game about smashing stuff. Because, well, who doesn't like smashing stuff? The first key idea was to have satisfying physical reactions. When you hit a crystal pillar, it 'splodes into tiny fragments that fly out based on your hand's motion - upward, downward, forward, any direction you like. The harder you hit, the more they scatter! Every punch is unique, every crystal responds exactly to your hits. The next step was adding music so you weren't just punching randomly, you were doing it in time to a beat. At higher tempos, things started to get rather sweat-inducing. That's when it all clicked together: a rhythm game about smashing stuff where you get a great workout almost by accident. And did we mention the smashing yet?

Features

  • Rhythm and exercise game with Virtual Air Guitar's signature Kinect control
  • Punch particles in time to the beat! Dodge walls, jump over obstacles!
  • Satisfying physical reactions!
  • Get your sweat on! (Daily use may result in getting seriously fit.)
  • Earn all 5 skill belts: tempos from 130 to 180 bpm, each with a variety of challenging levels
  • Epic black belt challenge at the blazing speed of 200 bpm!
  • Designed for daily exercise: 3-minute levels, 20-minute challenges and a weekly play time tracker
  • Use leaderboards to see who's the top ninja

Videos

Trailer YouTube


Images

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Selected Articles

  • "Una experiencia entretenida y divertida que, además, llega a un precio muy ajustado y nos sirve para hacer ejercicio."
    - Javier Artero, accesoxbox.com
  • "It’s easy to get into each level’s groove, satisfying to land a perfectly timed hit, and silly fun to move your huge fists around freely between each section."
    - John Fleury, wegotthiscovered.com
  • "Surpreendentemente bom para algum exercício físico regular"
    - Ricardo Silva, portugalgamers.pt
  • "This is definitely my favorite Kinect game on the Xbox One at the moment and I would recommend it to anyone seeking a challenge, an addition to a workout routine or as an amusement with friends."
    - David Widdows, 10lbgamer.com
  • "If you want to fire up that old Kinect once more, then Beatsplosion and the team at the Virtual Air Guitar Company lets you do just that with an addictive game that works extremely well."
    - Neil363, thexboxhub.com
  • "The team are absolutely adamant that the Kinect can be used for good rather than evil"
    - Simon Holland, youtu.be
  • "...my five year old daughter has really enjoyed it as well as myself, from the moment I showed her what to do, she was addicted to it"
    - Chris Burgess, xboxoneuk.com
  • "if you want a great way to work out without it feeling like a work out, then this is a great candidate to do just that."
    - Mr Granstaff, trueachievements.com
  • "Beatsplosion for Kinect Interview"
    - Jason Stettner, articles.gamerheadquarters.com
  • "An Interview with Aki Kanerva, Virtual Air Guitar Company"
    - David Widdows, 10lbgamer.com
  • "I had a great time with Beatsplosion and do consider it to be one of the best Kinect games I've played. It tracks without any issues, has fun gameplay and gives a great workout."
    - Jason Stettner, articles.gamerheadquarters.com

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Press Release PDF
Beatsplosion for Kinect Brings Exercise to Xbox One – Beat Ninja Style! beatsplosion.com.

Thomas J Holmes
Music thomasjackholmes.com.


About Virtual Air Guitar Company

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Virtual Air Guitar Company is a Finnish indie studio specializing in motion games, from full-body action to precise fingertip control. The company was founded in 2006 by computer vision and virtual reality researchers.

More information
More information on Virtual Air Guitar Company, our logo & relevant media are available here.


Beatsplosion for Kinect Credits

Aki Kanerva / Virtual Air Guitar Company
Design, Programming, Art

Ilkka Kalliomäki / Virtual Air Guitar Company
Additional Programming and Design

Thomas J. Holmes / Freelancer
Music

Samuli Siurala / Freelancer
Additional Music (Insane Challenge track)

Salla Hämäläinen / Freelancer
Sound Design


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