Soundodger+ combines the twitchiness of bullet hell shooters with the sonic thrills of rhythm games to create a wholly unique experience. Studio Bean has updated the original Adult Swim Games title with all-new tracks, controller support, and a fully-featured level editor. Plus, auto-generate stages from your own music library!Update!
User reviews: Very Positive (210 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 11, 2013

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October 13

Game Update: Oct. 13, 2014

We've updated Soundodger+ with feature tweaks/bug fixes and six new songs for your Soundodging enjoyment. Full changelog:

Changelog for Soundodger+:
- added new DLC pack: "s2". Includes 6 new artists/tracks, found in User Levels
- added X (exit) button on title screen in all windowed/fullscreen modes. It's available from the Title Screen and can be accessed using the mouse, keyboard, or controller.
- added Controller Search toggle. Press C at the Title Screen to switch it on/off (always on by default when launching). If you're not using a controller, toggling Controller Search off may help improve performance / responsiveness.
- fixed double confirmation windows appearing when trying to exit Editor with a freshly-saved file
- fixed incorrect windowed state upon relaunching (when previously fullscreen)
- minor stability fixes

Changelog for Soundodger+ Soundtrack DLC:
- added XML files for all original Soundodger+ levels
- added readme.txt for instructions on how to use XMLs in the Editor
About the new free DLC update:
- Includes 6 new artists and tracks, totaling over 20 minutes of new content

Tracklist:
A_Rival - Venus
Constrobuz - HP Restored
Popskyy - Samurai
Sferro & Tommy - Rapture (Rex Ronan Remix)
Tommy - Nocturnal Wanderings
trash80 - missing_you

EDIT: We also added Steam Trading Cards!

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October 13

Soundodger+ 50% Off Sale and Free Update!

Hi:

Soundodger+ is celebrating its first anniversary. To mark the occasion, Soundodger+ and all related content is 50% this week on Steam. There are also six new tracks/levels to play courtesy of Studio Bean! New content is available to all players and is as follows:

Tracklist:
A_Rival - Venus
Constrobuz - HP Restored
Popskyy - Samurai
Sferro & Tommy - Rapture (Rex Ronan Remix)
Tommy - Nocturnal Wanderings
trash80 - missing_you

Full changelog and build notes will be posted in a separate announcement. Happy birthday, Soundodger+. You're a big kid now.

ːheartː

ASG

PS And I almost forgot: we also added Steam Trading Cards! Hooray!

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Reviews

“It’s a thing of beauty, this game.”
Rock Paper Shotgun

“A lovely and brutal exercise in pure arcade music gaming.”
4/5 – Hardcore Gamer

“Soundodger+ is less a game and more an entirely different way to experience music.”
4.5/5 – PC World

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About This Game

Soundodger+ combines the twitchiness of bullet hell shooters with the sonic thrills of rhythm games to create a wholly unique experience. Studio Bean has updated the original Adult Swim Games title with all-new tracks, controller support, and a fully-featured level editor. Plus, auto-generate stages from your own music library!

Update! October 13, 2014

  • 6 new music tracks (see below for full track list)
  • Steam Trading Cards support

    Update! March 7, 2014

  • 6 new music tracks (see below for full track list)
  • Smooth Listening Mode: play for score without audio penalties when getting hit
  • Larger window sizes added: press F3 when in windowed mode to cycle between them

    Key Features

  • 35 music tracks, over half new to the Steam edition
  • Artists include celebrated game musicians Disasterpeace (FEZ, Runner2), Danny Baranowsky (The Binding of Isaac) and more
  • Auto-generate levels in a snap using your personal music collection
  • Create and share original levels using the all-new level editor
  • Engage slo-mo for the trickiest sequences, or embark on a risk-free musical journey in Zen mode

    Full Track List

  • Anoctave - Frog of Lore
  • Austin Wintory - Lost Age
  • Bean - Senioritis
  • Bean - Sixteen & Dangerous
  • Bean - Solvalou
  • Bill Kiley - Foxtail Socks
  • Bill Kiley - Glowing Cubes
  • Bill Kiley - Rake Leaves Into Piles
  • Bill Kiley - Ye Olde Future
  • Chelsea Howe - A Walk In The Park
  • D.WIGHT - Outside Wars
  • D.WIGHT - Waves From Nothing
  • Danny Baranowsky - Kirkhope
  • Delasaurus - Fields & Reaches
  • Disasterpeace - Daisy Wheel
  • Ghost Kollective - Dummy (Radio Edit)
  • Lifeformed - Chloroplast Skin
  • Lifeformed - Forgotten Tea
  • Louis Gorenfeld - MIDI Murder Box
  • Mike Forst - I Do, What I Want
  • Mike Forst - Katapult
  • North Base - Overdose
  • Sonic - Distant Stars

    New Tracks! March 7, 2014

  • Bean - Shibuya
  • Ben Prunty - Crispy Static
  • Chipzel - Tokyo Skies
  • Doseone - Samurai Gunn (Title)
  • Eirik Suhrke - Menu (Super Crate Box)
  • Jukio Kallio - Nuclear Throne (Theme)

    New Tracks! October 13, 2014

  • A_Rival - Venus
  • Constrobuz - HP Restored
  • Popskyy - Samurai
  • Sferro & Tommy - Rapture (Rex Ronan Remix)
  • Tommy - Nocturnal Wanderings
  • trash80 - missing_you

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP2, Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: 2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 180 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP SP2, Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: 2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 180 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
54.9 hrs on record
This is basically the browser version with an editor, more levels, and even more kickass music. It really is a very creative game and dodging bullets is truly fun. It also has an extremely easy to use level editor and collectibles (Which unlock some pretty insane stages. *cough* Rake Piles Into Leaves *cough*). Not to mention that it pretty much created my Youtube channel. My problems with this game, however, is that you do get kinda bored of it after about 35+ hours, at least for me. Also the auto-generator is so bad that I have to mention it. Last thing, there should be a better way to share levels, rather than giving the XMI files with friggin Dropbox. Overall, pretty good game. 7/10.
Posted: September 30
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
To quickly sum things up, 11/10, I NEED THE SOUNDTRACK.
The Soundrack isn't the soundtrack, I don't think.

However, Writing a short reveiw on a game like this wouldn't do Soundodger enough justice.
It's way better.

Sure, it may be a ripoff of Beat Hazard, but the art style is way better in my opinion, and the gameplay is much more twitchy. I really love the music they have on this game, and I haven't seen any game like it. EVER. IT IS THE BEST.

Overall, I think you should buy this game right away, and get your friends copies, too.
Not only does this game come with amazing, endless hours of gameplay, but it also has Achievements and Trading cards. There are only 2 downsides: It has no Workshop, which can't be made due to copyright issues, and that you can't buy the actual soundtrack.
Either way, BUY THIS GAME.

Once again, 10/10. Best. Game. EVER.

Thank you,
-Rad
Posted: October 16
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.0 hrs on record
One of the most enjoyable bullet hell games I've ever played. The music is great and the editor is a lot of fun when you get the hang of it.

10/10 would bang
Posted: October 14
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
A really interesting music-driven game that adds elements of bullet-hell shooters into the mix. The object is to avoid numerous projectiles while listening to your music. An interesting concept that's executed well, and since it's also powered by your own music library, no two levels are alike. My only gripe is that there's no iTunes support.
Posted: October 5
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
This isn't the best arcade game you'll ever play, but it's a lot of fun because of the carefully crafted patterns of bullets and other obstacles that really match the song that's playing. A lot of games pretend to do things with music, but this is one of the few where it's happening to such a detailed extent that it feels like the game is dancing. The first time everything slowed and briefly moved backwards during a dubstep track gave me a wide grin.

There's a diverse selection of music and a very long list of tracks—and thus stages—to choose from. Soundodger+ is certainly worth the modest asking price, especially if you enjoy bullet hell gameplay.
Posted: October 14
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
I am loving this game. Super simple and addictive. Every time I play this game it leaves a smile on my face. It's stress-relieving and soothing but challenging at the same time
Posted: October 16
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
This game can be addictive when you getting bored of stressful game or waiting for something.
Graphics are freaking stunning cool.
I could paid more for this.

*EDIT* : After playing for while all I see is the same songs but come with -Advanced-.

Need more songs. =.=
Posted: September 28
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
HAHA I AM ON SO MANY DRUGS AND THIS GAME IS GREAT
Posted: October 24
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
I'm a big fan of the classic rhythm games - stepmania, osu! and the like. The games that get you immersed in the music and entwined with the beat. I could never get into audiosurf because the obstacles were on the beat, which meant you had to move out of time with the music - for me this breaks the definition of rhythm game.

And I love bullet hell; played Perfect Cherry Blossom to death (which incidentally, had great music). So how does Soundodger+ stack up?

Well, the bullet hell falls short at times. In a traditional shooter you have to focus on (a) dodging and (b) being in the right position to shoot your enemy(s). Here there's no shooting, just dodging -- which I have no problem with in theory, but in practice I found some levels had large periods of time where no bullets would come my way. I had a safe spot and with no other pressure to reposition I just sat still - which didn't make for very engaging gameplay. Other levels were better, including homing missiles to keep me on my toes.

How about the rhythm? Well, there's two things that absolutely kill the rhythm of whatever song is playing. The first is the slow motion ability which you invoke via the left mouse button. This slows down the music aswell of course, and for me the effect simply doesn't work. The second occurs whenever you get hit - everything speeds up for a short time which has a hugely jarring effect on the music. I'm not suggesting death should be fun, but in a rhythm game the music makes the game, and if you kill my enjoyment of the music you kill my enjoyment of the game. Fortunately you can simply avoid activating slow motion, and there's an option ("Easy listening") to disable the speedup when you get hit. So while I don't think these are worthwhile features, I don't hold them against the game as a whole.

Soundodger does a pretty good job of matching the song's energy, both in pre-made levels and the auto-generated mode (when you plug your own music in). But it suffers from the same issue I had with audiosurf - it doesn't encourage me to move with the beat, or draw me into the music. Yes the level is generated from the music, but the gameplay
that emerges is on a totally different beat. As such I can't recommend it as a rhythm game.
Posted: October 14
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
This game is bad. I seriously don't understand the love for it! It's not rhythm based at all, the music in it is terrible (In my honest opinion), the gameplay is super boring with little to no skill involved, it's just unfair shots being fired at you, there's no design aspect to the game... It's just a really boring game and I don't get why there are so many people that clock 30 hours or so on the game, I couldn't get 10 minutes out of it without getting bored. I think that maybe you should buy it if it's on sale just to see whether you like it or not, but in my opinion it's a boring, poorly designed game! But on the upside, I really like the moving ball animation. (That's the nicest thing I have to say about the game)
Posted: October 15
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
A bit funny. But doesnt worth 8 or 4euros :/ regret i bought it, guess it was impulsive ><
Posted: October 14
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1.2 hrs on record
It's like dancing, except the music is trying to kill you. ^^
This game is like Audiosurf meets Super Hexagon meets bullet hells all over the place. The music is really good and the environment is generated smoothly.
What you've got is this circle thing, and around that are smaller circles which generate and fire bullet things in patterns determined by the music being played, into the larger circle. Inside the "arena" is you, a small circular figure which you control via any of 3 ways: WASD, arrow keys, the mouse.

Overall I give it a 9/10
Posted: September 23
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1.4 hrs on record
One of the best "couch games"

This game is simply brilliant. To start with, I already love music/rythm/bullet hell games and with the option to add your own music, I know it's going to be superb. This game did it and it did it well, but with a few minor things that didn't work so good. One of those things is the audio quality after the level generation, I hear the quality go down about 30%. You can fix this by lowering the in-game music by ~50% and boosting your main volume a bit. Also the hit box isn't as good as it is in, for example Touhou.

I love the fact that I can just lay on my couch, put on my headphones and relax with some smooth jazz, or liquid dnb. I will surely play this game for many hours. I recommend this game to anyone who likes the Touhou series and bullet hell games.

I give this game a solid 9/10 for the relaxing theme that it has and then again, the crazy bullet hell aspect which just adds up to the experience. It is surely worth the 4€ I paid. Sorry for my grammar and have a good one!

-MiracLe
Posted: October 18
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0.1 hrs on record
Better dodge this game, instead of dodging sounds ingame. - Repetitive and boring.
Posted: October 19
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11.4 hrs on record
Dis be cool music game. The songs that come with it are well made, the auto-generate thingy is very bad though, so playing your own songs without making a custom level is not a good idea.
Not a lot of replay value on this either.

6/10
Posted: October 18
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19.3 hrs on record
This is a game that combines supreme artistry with the most addictive difficulty that I've practically ever come across. I love the patterns you can make with this, and how the music, design, difficulty and EVERYTHING just blends together to be amazing! I really recommend this game to anyone with a creative spirit, and music lovers! The fact that you can make your own levels adds another great touch to the game. Now, I just need to get back to this super hard level that I can't complete...
Posted: October 16
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1.5 hrs on record
Turns your cursor into a circle that you use for dodging incoming triangles and other geometrics. You can push mouse1 to slow time but that decreases your points. Levels are based on music and the projectiles move to the beat at some extent. I didn't like the songs so didn't get much out of the game either. This game is for hipsters but those can't play it of course if others have already heard of it. So. Not recommended.
Posted: October 19
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2.8 hrs on record
The best way to describe this game is as a bullet hell "ballet", the music generates the bullets you must dodge and really looks like a dance party on the screen sometimes.

The game is as simple as dodge with the mouse and slowing down the music with the mouse button, with make the move slower, but slowly decreases you score, but not as much as if you got it. Getting a decent score is important because it unlocks new levels.

This is probably my favorite "music" game out there, since rhythm isn't as necessary as in other games of this type, you can dodge the bullets the music generates, of course, if you're in flow with the music you'll understand where the bullets are coming from making the game easier.

It fills the "easy to play, hard to master" phrase to a T.
Posted: October 16
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1.0 hrs on record
Excellent
Should have grabbed sooner.
Posted: October 15
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2.2 hrs on record
I played this game for 30 minutes and litterally got so sick to my stomache from spinning in circles that i threw up.

420/10 would play again
Posted: October 13
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