Cosmic DJ is a quick, "pick-up and play" musical experience about the joy of music creation for budding intergalactic musicians of all skill levels. Set among the stars, you will strive to become the legendary Cosmic DJ through six musical adventures as you’re tasked with repairing the all-important “Jamtennas” and bring...
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Release Date: May 16, 2014
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“Cosmic DJ is a fantastic rhythm gaming experience on its own, even without the inclusion of the greatest dog breed ever.”
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“And yeah, there were horses running around in 3D glasses, so game of the show right there.”
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“... once you start playing the dancers are bound to start showing up unannounced.”
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About This Game

Cosmic DJ is a quick, "pick-up and play" musical experience about the joy of music creation for budding intergalactic musicians of all skill levels. Set among the stars, you will strive to become the legendary Cosmic DJ through six musical adventures as you’re tasked with repairing the all-important “Jamtennas” and bring harmony back to the galaxy.



EXPLORE

Cosmic DJ includes a campaign mode that allows you, "The Cosmic DJ of Legend," to go through six adventures to repair the "Jamtennas" and bring musical harmony back to the galaxy!

SEQUENCE YOUR JAM

Create your galactic beats with the intuitive, tap-based controls and the classic grid sequencer inputs with dozens of instruments from keyboards and drums to guitar and voice samples.

CREATE AND SHARE

A legendary DJ should not keep their creations for themselves so share your creations with the world by automatically creating and MP3 from your creations! Even create an album cover artwork with photos, stickers, and drawings to make it your own.



FEATURES

  • Tap/Grid Sequencer - tap out your own beats from a set of funky instruments or align them using the grid sequencer for perfect rhythm.
  • .MP3 Conversion - export your musical masterpieces and share with other budding Cosmic DJs.
  • Story Mode - repair the Jamtennas and bring the groove back to the galaxy.
  • Quick Play - just let the music take over without anything getting in your way.

System Requirements

PC
Mac
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP / 7 / 8
    • Processor: 2GHz Intel or AMD
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.6
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Pretty damn entertaining!
Needs more levels and story though. Or maybe just a randomly generated endless mode?
No idea. Just know that the idea is really good and the execution is above average.
Posted: October 3
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
THE POWER OF MUSIC !!!!!
Posted: October 25
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0.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
I wouldn't really class this as a game. Cosmic DJ is more just something that allows you to make short music tracks, with a bit of a quirky story and presentation behind it. Definitely recommend this if you're into music/rhythm type games. Also makes it pretty easy to make a good beat and the visuals are a great plus.
Posted: September 26
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1.3 hrs on record
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I recomend this game IF you are ready for a really short story line. There are honestly something like 6 levels. also the level difficulty can be beat by a cat on a keyboard. ANY WAY, this game has some great features like-the levels are not the main part of the game, the music is, you can make music after the levels and save them to your com. AND the story line is short but really funny. the narrator is hilarious and the levels have some what imature but funny graphics. if you actually put time in to making some good music then it will work. some of the bad reviews are based on the fact that 1. the music sounds bad 2. the levels have no challenge. Both of these are true if you SUCK AT IT. yes the levels are easy but you are missing the point of the game. you negetive people spam the z x c v buttons while the more talented people who try to make good music actually use the board in which you can make proper notes. the game is fun and quirky and i would recomend it to people under 18. (maybe under 16).
Posted: October 5
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1.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
you get to save the world using.....THE POWER OF MUSIC !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Its pretty fun and a good value
Posted: October 14
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1.1 hrs on record
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I really enjoyed the game and recommend it, but as a musician I'd like to have the option to save the tracks in WAV format, with better audio quality.
Posted: October 5
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1.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
It's like getting high but without the constant fapping
Posted: October 17
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3.5 hrs on record
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don't look up anything about this game before you buy, there isnt much to this game but I'd be lying if I didn't have fun with it, i can't reccommend it enough if your just want to have some fun.
Posted: October 16
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2.8 hrs on record
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Don't expect very much flexibility in what and how you can create music, and it doesn't even matter because this game is much more about jamming than about fiddling with controls, applying 2xLP filters and trying to make 1/12th notes. (If you actually expect to make your own music maybe you should be looking for a DAW or some actual sequencer software instead.) Cosmic DJ comes with some really good and groovy baseline beats that you can jam along to, and it's a lot of good old casual fun.

Actually, I imagine this game could do pretty well hooked up to a good stereo and a projector at a party. People can jam along no matter how tone deaf they think they are.
Posted: October 18
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2.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Amazing game. Random at some points. But I love it Pointless and Simple
Posted: October 17
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1.4 hrs on record
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This game is awesome. I love the humor and imagery and it’s just plain fun.
Posted: October 19
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0.5 hrs on record
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Ibiza drug trip simulator + music maker 10/10
Posted: October 20
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1.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
pros:
• that narrator holy ♥♥♥♥
• that dog level holy ♥♥♥♥
• the storyline is beautiful
• i now know how to make music like skrillex
• dog barks is an instrument
• this game is amazing
• i got it for free on ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
cons:
• in all honestly it gets boring after a while

9/11
Posted: October 25
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27 of 33 people (82%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Cosmic DJ is game where you create and play using music beats much like on a beat pad app or similar grid sequence music software.
This is a game that if you enjoy making music and having a good time then you will love this. But don't think you will be making professional music. This is really to just have fun and enjoy the game experience and the trippy graphics. Also, the game narrator rocks! He is the best part of the game.

The game is really about making your own music through beat pade and a grid sequencer using their beats and tunes which they give you a good selection to choose from. But it's up to you how you mix it up. :)
But what I really like is that you can save your tunes as an MP3 file on your PC to show off and listen to later on. That's awesome.
Overall, for the price, this is a good game experience to try out. :)

I uploaded a video of some starter gameplay for you to check out. Enjoy. :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZORo_I03rM&list=UUqjgdOGSSp57uwnCc02vgng
Posted: May 19
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19 of 22 people (86%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
First of all, if anyone is afraid of the "Early Acess" mark, then don't fret, because the game is basically finished, and I have not experienced any bugs or the like.

So what in the rationality of the cosmos is this?
This is basically a simplified version of a music program turned into a semi-game. It's not really a game, but it's not really a creative software. This might sound bad on paper, but the execution is done surprisingly well.

So what do we do in this game?
You enter a level and you get 5-6 different instruments which you can use to make some qoute-unqoute "Sweet Jams". Each instruments have four notes or sounds (depending if it is a melodic instrument or percussions or something). Here you can either choose to put it in a grid or you can map them to the computer keyboard to play the instruments live. You have 8 tacts that loop to fill out, each split into 4 different quarter tacts, totalling a total of 32 places to place the sound. So with 5 instruments, 4 notes, and 32 places to play, you can make a total of 640 different versions per song... kinda. The song you make is in actuality just a part of the song, and you need to make 4 parts of the song in total, making the total of different versions totalling 2560.
After making a song, the game will mix it and make a minute and twenty seconds long single out of it, and you will get the option to make an album cover of said single.

How many songs are there?
5,5-ish. I know that's a silly answer, but it will make sense when you play.

Is it fun?
YES! Yes, it is, although I can't shake the feeling that there really is no way to make a bad song, unless you're actually trying to. You don't actually make the song totally from scratch. There is always some background music, which is basically the same for every song, as it turns out, and then you map out the five instruments and they kind of drown out in each other a bit, so it's actually hard to hear if what you've made is a substantial piece.
But honestly, that doesn't matter. You're really not supposed to feel good about the songs afterwards, this is a game, where you will be having a blast WHILE MAKING the song. Yeah, afterwards the song may not be that good in hinsight, but ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥it you were grooving the hell out when mixing it.
Also the option to either use the grid sequenser or the tabs is a good choice. The more somber perfectionistic type will probably be loving the grid, while the more bombastic person, who may or may not play live instruments, will probably like to groove out with the tabs.
It also helps that the more instruments and the more music you put into your jams, the wilder the background music gets.
As a game, there is no real way of losing, and it is not really challenging at all, but the game is not about that.

Uhmm... this is probably a stupid question, but is there a story?
Surprisingly, yes. You are the Cosmic DJ, and you send groovy jams and good vibes throughout all of the galaxies, but the annoying STEVE4 is sending bad vibes, and you must stop him. It is an incredibly non-sensical story, filled with humor and it doesn't warrant to be taken seriously.

Is the price fair?
Hmm... yeah, I think so. The main game is only an hour and half long, but there is a lot of replay value picking the "Quickplay" menu, and then just make a neat little groove every now and then. 6€ (or whatever it is in dollars or pounds) is not much and you will have fun with the game every now and then.

This game is approved.
Posted: May 18
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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Best and funniest music game since Rez
but a little short ; hope the devs will add content,
I really enjoyed playing this game.

The gif-like animations are really really really funny !

Go for Cosmic Jams !
Posted: June 8
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18 of 26 people (69%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
I worte this review using THE POWER OF MUSIC!
Posted: August 1
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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
for the price? This game is Jamazing, its fun and plain creative, The story is simple yet short, you play as the Cosmic DJ to help the Cosmic conductor to bring animals and people together while stopping the wild bad vibes of steve4 with the power of MUZIK!

the goal of the game gives you a grid and synthizer, it is limited but plans for this game to organize your own arrangements and creativity is coming

+ Sick beats
+ The music you produce is limited but you can always get something great going
+ The story is fun
+ The graphics are wierd, wild, yet fits the game very well.
+ The grid and synth is spot on with what you press
+ You can save your beats and what you made.
+ The sale value is worth it. You'll be having catchy beats all day in your head from this game
+ Devs says future plans in the work to extend the game + give you customization

- Limited in what you can do with the synth grid, no custom arrangements
- Needs more! instruments.
- short story
- The jam meter isn't really that great, it'll take any notes you make and say that you got it, as long as you got a knack for music
- you need a knack for music, otherwise you are bad vibes
Posted: July 4
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
10/10 Would jam again!

Game is basically a sweet step sequencer with a realtime tapping input option. You sequence music notes on a grid or tap them out as the background plays. The end result should be a sweet jam! It's simplistic but it mixes the end result nicely and is a lot of fun to play with. The game comes with a nice variety of short stab samples that you can sequence and play with. All in all, if you enjoy music games or if you're interested in electronic music composition, give this one a try.
Posted: July 7
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
TL;DR: If you're looking for a fun, quick, casual music "game" it's worth it. If you're looking for a more serious music game or sequencer, move along for now.

Basically, you're given the option of a Story Mode or Quickplay.

Story Mode: You're taken on a short journey in a futuristic cyberworld thats sweet jams have been taken over by a buzzkill. Your quest is to repair 5 "Jamtennas" in order to bring bands and groups of people (and one puppy) back together, then take the city back. Each Jamtenna consists of 4 or 5 segments that tell a story, and each segment forms a different part of the song. Each part of the song gives you 4 or 5 different instruments, a background track, and a 2-bar loop to program in. Each instrument gives you 4 different pitches (or sounds depending on the instrument). Once the Jamtenna has been repaired, the game then crafts your segments into one sweet song and gives you the option to export to MP3.

Quick Play: You're randomly given 4 or 5 different instruments and a shuffle button to swap all of the instruments (there is currently no way to manually select the instruments, or the hold onto the ones you don't want to shuffle in). You're then given a background track selected at random, and are allowed to go to town on it. I haven't spent much time with this feature yet.

All in all, it's currently a super basic music sequencer with a cute story attached to it. If you only do one playthrough, you could probably beat it in about 1 or 2 hours, and other than the patterns you throw down, you can't really deviate from what you're given (in terms of notes and instruments).

As far as I can tell from reading the discussion, there's a lot more coming with this game as the developer works on it. MTCS is a pretty solid guy - he's very active in the discussion boards and listening to what we all have to say.

As stated in the tl;dr: If you're looking for a fun, quick, casual music "game" it's worth it. If you're looking for a more serious music game or sequencer, move along for now.
Posted: August 2
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