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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.
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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Now available on Linux and Mac!

September 2

Melody's Escape is now available on Linux and Mac, as a native port using FNA/Mono.

Everything should be functional, except for a few issues with fullscreen mode that will be fixed in the next patch, and "drag'n'drop" which isn't working yet.

If you encounter any issues on those platforms, please don't hesitate to post them in the Linux and Mac support thread.
If the mouse isn't responding correctly after switching to fullscreen, you can use the keyboard to navigate the menus.

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Update v0.7.3.0 - Performance boost on integrated GPUs

August 28

New "Anti-aliasing" (MSAA) option

Disabling AA (in the "Performances" options menu) greatly improves performances on low-end machines (especially on Intel HD GPU laptops), at the cost of jagged edges on long obstacles (please note that this change requires a restart of the game).
If you were previously struggling to run Melody's Escape at 60FPS, you might wanna try to disable anti-aliasing and re-enable backgroud visualizations and/or post-processing (to medium) for the eye-candy effects, as without the antialiasing it might now run smoothly at 60fps!

This option will default to OFF on integrated GPUs. However, the GPU's type can only be detected by the game after that the setting has already been applied, so the first time that you run the game after this update, if the option was auto-set to "OFF" you still need to restart the game for it to take effect!

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Other changes
  • Added a sound menu option to disable the audio preview when selecting a music.
  • Tons of behind-the-scenes changes to the engine to prepare for the Mac and Linux port of the game (coming soon! :) )


    Update 0.7.3.1 Fixed BASS addons for additional formats not being loaded by the music engine
    Update 0.7.3.2 Fixed custom skins not being loaded when restarting the game

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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 the 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 3 available difficulty modes, you can choose whether to have a relaxing experience or a very intense one.

PC System Requirements

    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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    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
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound cards
    • Additional Notes: Supports XInput compatible controllers

Mac System Requirements

    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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Required

Linux System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: glibc 2.15+
    • Processor: 2.4Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0+ support
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Required
Helpful customer reviews
33 of 35 people (94%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
If you're a daydreamer, you'll love this game. If you were one of those kids to listen to music and imagine a man running outside of the car window, you will love this game.

Giving it a wide review isn't easy considering that every will have a different music genre taste. All I can say about the game though is that the controls are convenient, the style is nice and easy to follow along with. There's no pointless garbage flying around the screen, no flashing lights, no insane break downs to leave you confused and scrambling to hit the right buttons. It's just a calm, relaxing game that gives you the best of enjoying music and gaming.

The replay value is neverending. As long as you have music in your library, you can keep playing this game for as long as your little heart desires.
Posted: June 3
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18 of 20 people (90%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
This is probably the only game I will ever give a real review for and all I have to say is...
Holy ♥♥♥♥, best rhythm game I've ever played.
It's an early access game and costs $9.99, but it is definitely worth the money.
Setting up your music is extremely user friendly and simple, no annoying syncing.
Regardless of music genre the game adapts to the beat and rhythm and you definitely do not get repetitive like some other rhythm games out there. Also, highly recommend you play with a controller rather than keyboard (unless you like the challenge--either way you're insane if you do that)

tl;dr: buy the damn game if you are into rhythm games, highly recommend
10/10 would space jam again.
Posted: May 17
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
This game hurts my eyes so bad but it's feels so good and awesome playing your music as you run free of everything I just don't care if I go blind *_*
Posted: August 1
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
I saw this game before it was introduced to Steam during random trips around the internet. At first I thought it was going to be like most all other rythem games with the same repettitive motions. But when actual gameplay was released I freaked out. It combined the childhood thing a lot of us did in the car when we imagined the person or animal running outside the window; jumping, sliding, grinding, and preforming ninja moves over anything in our way. Melody's Escape combined the mental simulation of your faveorite music with minimal, yet beautiful detail and eye catching movement. With the added bonus of the Steam Workshop this game can take on any form that your imagination can think of.

9/10
Posted: July 23
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
The beat detection and level construction is great. I haven't played a bad sync yet (I've played for a couple hours). It's fun, the graphics are nice, and it works with all of my music, which is great. If you like Audiosurf or other music games, you'll probably want to check this out. I was a bit nervous paying $10 for it, but I'm glad I did. If you're worried about it playing well with your songs, you can probably stop worrying about that. Fun game, and hopefully it'll get even better with future updates. The only negative I can think of is that the graphics have a tendency to blur pretty badly.

Edit: I will add that you should have a decent computer to play this on. It doesn't seem like it would require anything special, but if you don't have a dedicated graphics card, the performance will suffer. I played it on my desktop and I'm pretty sure it's capped at 60 fps... but on my Surface Pro, it's in the 20s with the settings as low as I can figure out how to put them... and it's enough to make it basically unplayable. This may change as the game goes through early access. Time will tell.
Posted: August 9
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288 of 334 people (86%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Big yes for this game! Had fun instantly interacting with music. Check out the review for details.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qi9mLvklj58&feature=c4-overview-vl&list=PLea9mAwyZL0yaDmXz7nAOIUa6TBUCcn1L
Posted: February 26
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