Addictive Music Game Surfs into Stores Today
Company: Ascaron
Audiosurf, the puzzle racer that adapts and changes to the beat of your music, is released today by Ascaron. Players cruise through futuristic tracks in a spaceship style racer, with the speed, shape and mood of each ride being dictated by the song playing. The music is chosen by the user as they decide between a calm, peaceful journey and an adrenaline fuelled rush.

For 9.99, gaming and music fans alike are provided with endless playability as every track is unique, generated from the song chosen for that particular ride. Slower music creates a calmer, uphill ride, whilst fast and hectic songs will send the player speeding down a steep slope on a bumpy ride. The game supports all the major formats* including MP3 and music straight from iTunes.

The aim is to gain points, accumulated by racing through coloured blocks on different sections of the track. By collecting blocks of the same colour, a cluster is created and the blocks disappear, replaced by points on the scoreboard. Scores can be entered into online international leagues, setup for specific songs. The most popular songs include Knights of Cydonia, by Muse; The Day That Never Comes, by Metallica; Handlebars by Flobots and I Kissed a Girl, by Katy Perry.

Players can take control of 14 different characters, each with their own abilities. Some are able to jump over, move or drag blocks, whilst others operate two vehicles simultaneously, with the player in control of both. Extra variety is added to the gameplay through a range of power-ups and point gaining tactics, including clearing all blocks collected as the song finishes.

*File formats supported: MP3, iTunes, M4A, CD, OGG

Fast facts:
Publisher: Ascaron Entertainment
Developer: Dylan Fitterer
Release date: 24th October 2008
PEGI: 3+
Format: PC
Genre: Puzzle Racer
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Title: Audiosurf (Multi-Platform)