A mysterious entity is absorbing and corrupting your music before your very eyes. You must battle through your own song collection and fight to reclaim your music!
User reviews: Very Positive (1,014 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 6, 2012

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"Want to blast stuff to pieces to music in a glowing music ship? This is definitely the game for you."

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July 7

Build 1170 (PC): Fixes for start-up issues

Thanks to your reports, we think we finally nailed the startup issue affecting some systems with Raptr and XFire overlays. This definitely fixes it on our test systems, let us know! This build also fixes a couple of other reported issues.

We've got some long-requested features we've been working on integrating, we should have some updates for the game this summer, stay tuned!

Francois
Empty Clip Studios

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“Symphony is fun, pure and simple.”
84/100 – PC Gamer

About This Game

Your music is under attack, you must liberate it!

A mysterious entity is absorbing and corrupting your music before your very eyes. You must battle through your own song collection, discover items, customize your ship and fight boss enemies to liberate the Symphony of Souls and reclaim your music!

Symphony is one of the most music-driven games ever made. In this vertical shooter, re-experience each of your songs as it becomes a unique battlefield driven by intensity and tempo.

Your music collection is now an item collection! Each of your songs contains an item you can discover, equip and upgrade. Fully customize your ship to reach score targets, upgrade items and unlock new difficulty levels.

Showcase your skill. Symphony's innovative per-song leaderboard rewards you more, when you dominate with less powerful weapons. Find the loadout that suits your style and show what you can do!

Key features

  • Battle a mysterious entity that absorbs and corrupts your music as it plays
  • Cutting-edge music analysis adapts the game to any song you like!
  • Innovative per-song leaderboard system rewards you based on your weapons and the difficulty level
  • 5 unique sets of boss enemies to conquer
  • 6 difficulty levels
  • Discover, collect and equip weapons hidden inside your own music collection
  • 30 achievements/medals to unlock
  • Supported file types:
    • Windows & Mac: MP3, OGG, WAV, FLAC, WMA (Windows only), AIFF, WV.
    • Linux: MP3, OGG, WAV, FLAC, AIFF
  • M4A & AAC supported via a DLC download for a small fee to cover patented decoder licensing costs (M4A & AAC also require the free QuickTime player)
  • Full amBX™ support (cool lighting!) - Windows only

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP SP3 / Vista / 7
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 500 MB
    • Video Card: MB, DirectX® 9.0c-compatible, Shader Model 3.0 or higher
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c-compatible
    • OS: OS X 10.8 or later
    • Processor: Dual core, 2 GHz or faster
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1 (with shader model 3 video card or higher)
    • Hard drive: 500 MB available space

    • Not recommended for Intel integrated graphics, Mac Mini's or early generation MacBooks
    • OS: Major Linux distributions from 2012
    • Processor: Dual core, 2 GHz or faster
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1 (with shader model 3 video card or higher)
    • Hard drive: 500 MB available space

    • Not recommended for any integrated graphics GPUs
Helpful customer reviews
23 of 37 people (62%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 3
The gameplay in Symphony isn't really impressive and the way the bosses come in with my music doesn't really match up. Honestly, every level feels the same. I can play some insane Techno and it's pretty lame most of the way through. I play something soothing and it's the same deal. This game is overrated in my opinion.

The vertical scrolling is a let down because your ship will move as fast as your mouse does, you level up and expand your ship, which is a big let down because it's basically just a game to grind with no skill involved, and there are little to no enemies that make the gameplay unique on any situation unless you're fighting a boss!

This game is not impressive.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
17.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
This game is visually beautiful. As for auditorily? Well, my friend, that is entirely up to you. This is a game where, to the rhythm of your own music, you blast your way through waves of enemies in a grand show of beautiful colours. There is indeed nothing quite like it.

I love it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
23.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
Symphony is simplistic and easy to pick up but can get brutally difficult. Difficult, yes, but impossible to put down. Symphony is utterly unique in every way, from it's idilic artstyle to it's original mechanics. It uses music from YOUR library and molds it into a unique level. Everything from enemy formation, to speed and intensity. You man a four gunned fighter with completely customisable weaponry. The difficulty is completely contolled by you in terms of music and ratings. The more intense the song the faster the enemies fly. Symphony is a brilliant game with awsome, original mechanics and a sinister story-line. There's just nothing quite like it.

Over all rating: *****
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
This game is amazing. It's exaclty what I was looking for; a shoot-em-up with a retro 80/90's feel, with " 3D vector-graphic style" ships and a boatload of neon colours that I can pick up and play, and then drop again when I need to carry on working.

I've been playing games for so long now I really was becoming despondant with a lot of the latest releases, especially big names. I just wanted something like Rez (Sega Dreamcast) with a modern resolution/sound, nice controls and a shedload of playability. Here it is.

It's not sophisticated in its approach, but behind the scenes there is so much going on to ensure that the playability is right up there with the best of them.

The fact that you can use your own music, it's quick to load and sterling to look at is just the best combination. Who doesn't want to just listen to thier own favourite music whilst destroying random spaceships and defending your music collection?

Seriously, this is the type of game that large companies should take note of. Well done and thank you for making this game, it puts a smile on my face everytime I play it with an album/track.

A+, Buy it now. Then buy it for someone else. Then review it. Then throw your Xbox/PS4 in the bin and go outside; this game lets you do that.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
This game is great. Absolutely fantastic. It's an awesome blend of old school shooter mixed well with the challenge of playing through your own music. That being said, there is no need for there to be a story to this game (which there is...loosely) and there is absolutely no reason why you shouldn't be able to skip over the cutscenes. By all means, don't get rid of the boss battles, but, lesbihonest, every time that demon guy starts talking all I can hear is the nerd rage building up inside at why there isn't a button to skip these cutscenes that add nothing to the game. All in all, however, totally worth buying.
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