BeatRider Touch was a game that had been on my radar for a long time, because of its touted feature of being able to upload your own songs to play along to. Like Tap Tap, Beatrider is a rhythm game where players tap icons on the screen along with the music as it plays, occasionally sliding your fingers to hold down notes.
GravSynth is an exciting musical app which bends synth music DJ-style in the palm of your hand. Perhaps, it would be more appropriate to describe it rather, as an instrument. It uses the forces of gravity, touch input and your unerring creativity to produce music.
Tokyo-based Kayac have been producing mobile apps for different platforms, but GravSynth is their first App Store release. Among their many mottos is what could roughly be translated as ‘continual production’ (つくり続ける) which shows in their unswerving dedication to production and continual new ideas.
Take a look at their marketing literature, photos and a demonstration of GravSynth in action after the jump
If you know me personally (which I doubt), or you’ve happened to read my review of Guitarist- then you’d know what a guitar aficionado I am. You’d also know how few guitar simulator applications there are in the App Store that are even worth mentioning and which truly succeed at what they do best – simulate an authentic guitar. At first glance, iShred, has incredible potential with its flashy loading screen in which the guitar flies out of the rocker’s hands and embraces the iDevice screen- entrusting you with its mighty power and awesomeness. By the first strum, you realize that iShred is a virtual guitar like no other – it is in fact the tool for ultimate guitar supremacy on an MP4 player scale.
If you’re a guitarist like myself, then you’ve probably scavenged every last morsel of the AppStore in hopes of finding a guitar app to quench your ceaseless thirst to rock out on your portable MP4 player. Well, my friends, the day has come where you can truly feel like a rockstar- and I’m not talking about Miley Cyrus’ song “I Might Even Be A Rockstar”. I’m referring to the almighty app known as Guitarist, by MooCowMusic.
Is it a game? Is it a toy? Is it even worth it? Is there a point to it? The website itself asks, “What the heck is RjDj?” This question is one that is difficult to answer, but necessary in understanding just what Reality Jockey Ltd. is seeking to achieve. While RjDj Shake may seek for high and lofty goals, it unfortunately fails to rise above the level of novelty.