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.
User reviews: Very Positive (1,500 reviews) - 93% of the 1,500 user reviews for this game are positive.
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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September 28, 2015

Update v0.8.3: Latency Calibration and Smooth Scrolling

Update v0.8.3: Latency Calibration and Smooth Scrolling



Changes
  • The camera's (and Melody's) position in time is now based on a smoothed high-resolution timer instead of directly using the playhead position of the music, preventing "choppy" scrolling if the audio driver doesn't allow per-frame precise reading of the track's position.
  • Added an Audio and Video Latency Calibration menu (and test) in the options. You can now fine-tune latency compensation if you are playing on a HDTV or with a delay-inducing sound card (please note that delay compensation will make Melody either pause or "skip" at the beginning of a track).
  • Added an option to switch the art of light orbs to a full circle instead of a partial one (in the "General" options menu)
  • Fixed an issue with the tempo dection algorithm when using a non-MP3 format (FLAC, OGG, etc.) that in some rare occurences might have resulted in problems detecting the correct tempo. All previously "cached" tracks will be re-analyzed once played again.
  • Amplified the default volume of "orbs" and "obstacles" sucess sound effects in "All Sounds" mode.
  • Added a gamepad option to select the desired gamepad device ID (this is useful if you have more than one connected or on some Linux systems where some mouses and keyboards are detected as gaming devices)
  • Fixed a crash when trying to load custom Mods with an invalid folder structure.
  • Failing to read a specific sub-folder due to permission issues should not result into an empty folder list anymore.
  • Updated the FNA framework on OSX and Linux (this should improve performances)

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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
19 of 20 people (95%) found this review helpful
18 people found this review funny
29.9 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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 24
Early Access Review
Tried to play a remake of "At Doom's Gate" from DOOM...
Welp, from those three dots you can basically tell how painful it was for me to finish it.
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41 of 43 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 6, 2015
Early Access Review
Melody's Escape

Wow. I am just loving this game but you must have music to play the game. I have some music on a usb stick that I recorded from music CD's I have, and when its asks which file, I just go to E drive and they all come up in the list only I dont have my songs named. I love the Mods you can subscribe to for free, so you can change Melody in many differant ways to your desired taste.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=531091559&tscn=1444201118

The game is not always easy to master but not hard to learn, and I play the game using my Xbox controller, which works very well. I just play on relaxed as for me thats the easiest to start with till I get more use to the game. I do tend to crash poor melody in to obsticals or she falls of a cliff, as I dont always hit the desired key or direction on time and sometimes it does not always respond to commands but that could be my fault as timing is crucial in this game.

Each song gives a differant course of obsticals, but I have noticed for me that the same song gives the same pattern of obsticals every time I play so I can practice and get better with just 1 song.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=531091974

Its a very nice game to play if you have an hour to spare or you just want to listen to some music and keep occupied at the same time. I have never seen this game so cheap before at 50% off and to me It was worth every cent. ♥

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=531091282

I have absolutely no regrets buying Melodys Escape, its a must have if you enjoy music and dont mind a female character to acompany you through the obstacles, while listening to your favourite music. ♥

Who Knows maybe the developer can add a Male Character as well, later on. This would be great, they could even maybe add some differant Animals to choose from to, this will give the game a nice twist and more interesting I think anyway.


Anyway I love this game, Im so glad I purchased it. :D

( To the developers ) Keep up the great work with this game, and I hope you consider adding some more characters to this game, in the future. ;)
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28 of 30 people (93%) found this review helpful
109.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 12, 2015
Early Access Review
the person who made this game completely understands what makes games fun AND challenging AND relaxing at the same time and that is really really really... uncommon, especially for a game that can maintain these qualities while balancing the correct amount of simplicity vs immersion & replayability as Melody's Escape.

this is my favorite game available on Steam. if i had to delete my entire steam library and could only save 1 game, it would be Melody's Escape.

the game is endlessly replayable, very high quality and incredibly flaw-free for an early access title (at this point i feel like most updates are QoL enhancements as opposed to bugfixes) - also the algorithm for procedural generation based on your music is extremely good. there are certain songs that when i play for the first time in Melody, i am able to score very highly on without looking at the screen, because the algorithm is so accurate that i know when to tap in time with the beat which is NOT the case with many other rhythm games that let you use your own music.

it is 100% worth the hours for your money (EVEN at full price), very easy to customize to your specific preferences, even works with the audio from movie files (i.e AVI files) if you don't have them in another format.

best greenlight game i ever voted 'Yes' on!

please buy this game or gift it to a friend. i would love to see the community for this game grow and for the game itself to have more funds for development. thanks for reading, and enjoy your escape.
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21 of 23 people (91%) 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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