Run, jump and slide to the rhythm of your own music library! In Melody's Escape, advanced audio detection algorithms transcribe the energy that you feel when listening to music into a synchronized gameplay experience, with a captivating and dynamic obstacle course.
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Release Date: Feb 26, 2014

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What the developers have to say:

“Melody's Escape is almost feature-complete and is in a very stable state.
During this Early Access period I will focus on polishing the gameplay and aesthetics, and with the help of the community's feedback I will add more features to the game.
The game will also be ported to Mac and Linux, and will get more skins, hair styles and color palettes, as well as a Workshop integration to share your own custom content with the world!

Please note that there is no bundled music yet, so you will need digital music files on your disk to play the game.

Your feedback is very important and welcomed! :) - Loïc
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Key Features

  • Use your own music library: The gameplay of Melody's Escape is completely powered by your music of choice (MP3, OGG, WMA, FLAC, iTunes® (AAC) and more!*)
  • Works with all music genres and styles: Whether you're a big fan of EDM, K-Pop, alternative, acoustic sessions or classical music, the game will always adapt to the song's energy and rhythm to provide you with a dynamic experience, and will keep you engaged even when your music is calm.
  • Each action is synced to your music: Every required input is synchronized to your music, allowing you to completely immerse and focus on the experience!
  • Very accurate and fast music analysis: Melody's Escape features extremely accurate beat-matching algorithms and is optimized to analyse a song in its entirety within a few seconds.
  • Slide on vocals and long notes: There is a strong focus on long vocals and held notes in the game, giving you the opportunity to slide alongside them, intensifying the experience of the most powerful parts of your music.
  • Workshop support: Customize the appearance of the game to your liking with custom skins, dynamic hair-styles and color palettes!

    * iTunes® (AAC) support requires Windows 7 or above, WMA is only available on Windows.
    * MP3 support on Linux requires the third-party "libmpg123" library.

About This Game

Run, jump and slide to the rhythm of your own music library!

In Melody's Escape, advanced audio detection algorithms transcribe the energy that you feel when listening to music into a synchronized gameplay experience, with a captivating and dynamic obstacle course. The game will adapt in real-time to the intensity of your music and change the movement mode accordingly, from walking during very calm parts up to all-out flying when your music explodes!

Your goal is the help Melody avoid obstacles and collect floating light orbs, all of which are synced to the beats of your music of choice thanks to very accurate beat detection. With the 4 available difficulty modes, you can choose whether to have a relaxing experience or a very intense one.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® XP, Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: 1.8Ghz Intel® Core 2 Duo or equivalent
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel® HD3000. DirectX 9.0c compatible with shader Model 2.0 support
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound cards
    • Additional Notes: No bundled music, you need digital music files on your disk to play. Supports XInput compatible controllers only
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows® 7 or 8 for iTunes® music support
    • Processor: 2.66Ghz Intel® Core 2 Duo or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce 8800GTS or ATI® Radeon HD 4830 or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound cards
    • Additional Notes: Supports XInput compatible controllers only
    Minimum:
    • OS: Snow Leopard 10.6.8
    • Processor: 2.4Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0+ support
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Required
    • Additional Notes: No bundled music, you need digital music files on your disk to play
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mountain Lion 10.8.5
    • Processor: 2.8Ghz+ Intel Core 2 Duo or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.3+ support
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Required
    Minimum:
    • OS: glibc 2.15+
    • Processor: 2.4Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0+ support
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Required
    • Additional Notes: libmpg123 is required to play MP3s. No bundled music, you need digital music files on your disk to play
    Recommended:
    • OS: glibc 2.15+
    • Processor: 2.8Ghz+ Intel Core 2 Duo or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.3+ support
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Required
Helpful customer reviews
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 21
Early Access Review
Melody's Escape is a rhythm style runner game ... I really do enjoy this type of game and there is not a whole lot of rhythm games on steam. so I decided to buy this game a while back and I had loads of fun with it this game really surprised me for just a random purchase out of the blue. There is a few problems that I do have with the game though... well 2 problems really it has no library of its own songs, I think this game would do great if it had some of its own songs in the game so you don’t have to go off finding music in files and such it gets kind of annoying though if Your desktop isn't messy like mine is and u can actually find stuff, it’s as simple as dragging the mp3 file into the game. Another little problem I have with the game is that if you play it for long periods of time it can tend to be a bit stressful on the eyes, sometimes I feel like when you hit a button to a corresponding beat the shine you get from hitting it is a bit too bright and I haven’t really found a way to change that. Other than that the game is great and if u have a few bucks to spend and some songs on your computer this would be a great pickup. The game also has workshop support so if you don’t like the runner character you can change it to whatever you want. This game is great for those people who want a good rhythm game on steam and I would highly recommend it.
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71 of 79 people (90%) found this review helpful
69 people found this review funny
32.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 16
Early Access Review
>Decides to play 5 minute BMTH song
>Misses one note
>Silently cries on the inside
>RESTART IT LIKE NOTHING HAPPENED

Honestly though, it's a nice game.
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35 of 36 people (97%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
19.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 20
Early Access Review
As a big fan of rhythm games, I really enjoy playing Melody's Escape.

Pros:
+Songs are tracked within seconds
+Each song delivers a different and unique track (endless replayablity)
+Fairly easy to pick up and once you get the hang of the controls it is very enjoyable
+Very slick, sweet art style and effects

Cons:
-Some songs do not track as well as others. This is saddening if you're a big fan of death metal such as myself since most of these songs track poorly, except Rings of Saturn for some odd reason... (If a song says it has no steady tempo detected, the track quality is not that great)
-An option to edit and upload tracks would be nice, especially for the afformentioned poorly tracked songs that could potentially be made into really good tracks.

There is a lot of fun to be had here and I would recommend you pick this game up if you are a fan of rythm games like I am.
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25 of 29 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
32.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2015
Early Access Review
Pros:
~Tight controls,anytime you do a mistake you feel like it's your own fault.
~Beautiful graphics,very minimalistic but bright and colorful at the same time without distracting you.
~It syncs up to the music almost perfectly.
~Very addictive and a great timekiller,you can waste an hour or more and barely notice.

Cons:
~Eye bleeding,when Melody starts rollin' it can get tough to focus on button inputs.It gave me a bit of a headache after a while but the game is still in early access.

7,5/10 Gonna play "Run Nancy(aka Freddy's theme)"with Melody again!
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26 of 32 people (81%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
26.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 8
Early Access Review
Pretty interesting game. Prollythe best rhythm game I've played so far. Game is stunning. You can use your own favourite songs in the game. This game could mess with your eyes since pretty much everything is moving,but I'd definitely recommend this game!
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