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Hacker’s Beat

PLAYISM BLOGGet fsck-ed with Hacker's Beat!

2016/Jun/17: EDIT mode fixed + New songs!EDIT mode bug fix is done.

Also "Doodle Ninja" and "Croixleur Sigma" songs are added!2016/May/24: EDIT mode!We implemented an "EDIT mode" so that you can import your song and create your own game!

Also, a manual for the EDIT mode is available from "View the Manual" at the right of this store page, or from the Steam client.

Important notice:

  • Make sure to place your song file inside the "wav" folder of the local game folders:

    C:Program FilesSteamsteamappscommonHacker's BeatEditwav

  • Only wav format is usable

  • Only the songs shorter than 3mins are usable
Songs which fulfill above 3 will be loaded in your song list of the EDIT mode.

Once you place the song, there are two types to make you own game; place each notes one by one manually, and place the notes by typing while you play (You cannot place the long-notes in the latter method).

We recommend you to put the notes by typing at first, then edit them later to fix the position or add the long-notes.

You can change the position of those notes later.

Of course you can play your own song, but moreover, you can share your newly created songs with friends! (You cannot share the music data hoever)

To share, you need to save the project and EXPORT it.

Please see a manual for more information.

Game Concept: Rhythm Game + Hacker Theme

I'm sure you've experienced this at some point... You're tapping away at your keyboard at a blistering pace, the clattering of the regular keys intermittently interrupted by the nuanced sound of the Enter key.

Play out your dangerous hacker fantasies with this clever rhythm game.

It's easy enough to get the hang of. All you have to do is hit the "notes" that appear on-screen in the general area of the keyboard that it corresponds to.

Just in the general vicinity is close enough, so rhythm ends up being more important than accuracy.

Welcome, to the Hacker's World...



We started off by researching music games, and found the most important thing that makes music games fun is hitting the right button at the right time, timing your hits to the rhythm of the music.

Next, we went to Japanese video arcades and examined actual music game machines. A commonality between these games was that they came off as looking incredibly difficult, but as a result also really intriguing.

Timing your hits with the music's rhythm and the perceived difficulty level are the main attractors. We incorporated these two points into a "hacker" theme and made it so that the hits don't need to be as precise.

We combined "hacking" and "music" games into a single: Hacker's Beat.
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Game Discussion

Review by Anonymous
Review from Steam

Currently, as it stands, it's not exactly all that bad. The songs are full of life, albeit short, and the graphics are very reminiscent of games like Beatmania IIDX 15: DJ TROOPERS and Frequency. The real annoyances of the first release (as of this review's post date) is that there are only 16 playable tracks, and Edit Mode is still unavailable. I would still recommend this game to rhythm-enthusiastic testers that are willing to try something new. The only thing I'd ask is that you purchase this game a bit after it brings new updates.

Review from Steam

Hacker's Beat succeeds at what it's trying to be; a cheap, unique rhythm game for rhythm game fans. The gameplay style is unique (hitting different sections of the keyboard, any key in that section will trigger the note), the music is pretty good, and they just updated with 3 new songs and an edit mode to make your own note tracks for .wav files on your computer!
It has a fairly low difficulty, which I consider a positive aspect, but hitting every note with the correct timing for a high combo chain is still very tricky.
The game feels great, and I don't think it would have been out of place next to REZ on the dreamcast. It has the same imprecise but satisfying feel, and if people make custom tracks for the game I think I'll be playing it for a long time.

Review from Steam

This game is great experience, it feels like your hacking through, it's a rhythm game btw, even if it has sloppy difficulty levels it's still great! I love playing through rhythm and hacking!
Probably recommend this to my friends

Review from Steam

I may be in the minority but I love this game. Its a interesting concept having the entire keyboard be the controller and I dig it. The music in this game is great and the ability to make your own charts is great too. For 10 bucks its a bit underwhelming but if its on sale I recommend picking it up.

Review from Steam

this isn't a "good" rhythm game but if you like rhythm games it's fun to tinker around with. as far as i can tell the edit mode produces unplayable charts that crash the game if you add too many notes, though. i like a lot of what they did here but it's really rough around the edges. the notes are hard to read visually and the timing doesn't make any sense, i wish it had options to adjust the visual/audio delay
wait for a steam sale and go in with low expectations but there's something of value here

Review from Steam

THIS GAME IS AWESOME! i have never been so proud nor effective to mash every butten on my key bord :D
i have been looking for something like this i actually tap my fegers to the music or song that im lisoning to just as much as this game does so it really fits. so awesome never been so in love with such a small game.

Review from Steam

Pretty fun game, but would appeal the most to people dipping their feet into the rhythm game genre rather than veterans in its current state.
Definitely a fun game in there though, music is good and presentation is slick.