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: Oct 30, 2014
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"Very interesting game concept allowing music creation with rhythm taps. Recommended if you like engaging musical toys (Not much "game" content)."

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October 30

Out of Early Access and Onto the Dance Floor

Cosmic DJ has shed the Early Access cocoon and is now a full release on Steam! You can also create and drop your intergalactic beats on iOS!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cosmic-dj/id911017625

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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.”
Destructoid (Preview)

“And yeah, there were horses running around in 3D glasses, so game of the show right there.”
Twinfinite (Preview)

“... once you start playing the dancers are bound to start showing up unannounced.”
EGM (Preview)

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

Windows
Mac OS X
    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
Helpful customer reviews
13 of 19 people (68%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE ♥♥♥♥ IS GOING ON!!!!!

10/10.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 1
Note: This is not really a game. It's a toy. An awesome toy that you should buy and play with. You literally cannot lose.

Have you ever dreamed of being a DJ? Playing with all those buttons with labels on them that say "SAMPLE" and making awesome music happen, like magic shooting out of your fingers? How about a DJ in space? And also the DJ is on LSD?

Sorry, I lost my train of thought. Too busy trying to put this corgi back together with my sweet beats.

Just... Just buy it. You will not regret it. And if you do regret it, you're not someone I ever want to hang out with.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 13
This is one of the weirdest things I've played in a while. Basically you just toss together some sequencer songs to go with a funky story about love, robots, and body-less space dogs. It tells you that you're the best and by the end you've made a little album. I really can't fault it for being exactly what it is and it does kind of share the joy of creating music (no actual talent required).
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 5
A strange little game that reminds me of an old Casio keyboard I played with when I was a kid. I didnt really make 'real' music, except in my head. Here too... I think a real musician could probably make something of this, but I can at least pretend I am DJ Batman for a little while -_-

As to the plot, I think it is over the top silly, and it is a 'charming' feature of the game. It definitely doesnt take itself seriously, and that is good.

I got this with a half off coupon and I think if you can get it in a bundle or for ~1-2$US then you are going to have a nice little distraction. 6.5/10
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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
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. Highly recommended if you need a musical break from the more conventional games or just want to chill out and mess around a little.

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.
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
1. Vibrant Psychedelic Art Direction
2. Catchy Electro Music
3. Lasers, Rainbows, Cosmos, and Beats!
4. Good Vibes

S Y N O P S I S:
Cosmic DJ is a short romp through a wild story about keeping the good vibes flowing through electronic music. Its gameplay revolves around 'jamming' to a preset back track and layering instruments and melodies to move onto the next stage. Don't expect much flexibility in terms of music creation. All the tracks are set to a specific key signature, measure, and tempo. There is also a limited number of instruments to play with for each track; all of which are set to a specific chord progression. These limitations, however, don't detract from the simple fun of jamming along and freestyling the sequence of melodies and instruments. The story is humorous and engaging enough for players to plow through the short 1 hour plot (give or take a few minutes depending on how much the player extends each jam session). Some players may think this is too short without enough content. I'd say that the length of the game is appropriate for the context of this title. The experience will leave a smile on your face once it's through and you'll wish there was more. Luckily, there is some replayability in a Quickplay mode that lets you choose sets of instruments to jam with and create new tunes. One of the best features of the game is its ability to export your jam sessions to MP3s, complete with cover art that you make within the game itself, using the various crazy visuals and stickers they provide. All in all, this is a great indie title for anyone who enjoys rhythm games and quirky, offbeat humor with pop art visuals. Give it a shot!
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14 of 18 people (78%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
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
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 2
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.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 1
Early Access Review
It's rare for me to say, but I'm genuinely impressed with this game. Most people will probably dislike it for not having much gameplay and not really being a rhythm game, but if you're looking for an 8-bar, 4 pitch sequencer with automated smart mixing capabilities and laughably stupid plot/visuals, it's pretty damn good.
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19 of 32 people (59%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 1
Early Access Review
I worte this review using THE POWER OF MUSIC!
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
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.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
This game is very silly. You should get it.
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12 of 20 people (60%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
Early Access Review
I Thought i was on acid... but it was Cosmic DJ

10/10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
Early Access Review
There are lots of other games I should review that are bigger and better but this caught my eye. From the trailer this seems a psychedelic experience (in a good way of course) that just blows you mind with the power of MUSIC! Playing the game, you can say the same thing... except your the one creating these amazing beats! The campaign is short but fun, and I recommend this game... just pick it up with some extra money you have from buying Call of Duty or Battlefield! Worth the price (maybe a little expensive) and I can't believe it's in early access! I hope when it gets fully released the campaign is added upon as well as just some other things that could make this game even better!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 1
Early Access Review
It’s something between a game and music software. Sounds bad, but only Cosmic DJ allows you to create some sick doggy style barking dubstep. That’s what I needed!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 2
Early Access Review
Can't wait for the full version!!
This game is really, really awesome. I of course prefer it to everyone. I didn't encounter a single bug, even tought i finished it alredy. This game is only early acess game, i can't wait for full version, because what i have experienced was awesome. It's like a music making game, then cover art. Things i want in full version:
-Longer gameplay!!
-Last level "Save Jam" option possible, because this was like the best one and i could not save my jam ;(
-After file converts etc. You still have time to edit cover, i had to delete 2 songs cause i'm a perfectionist and broke their covers.
-More mdes than Tap mode and Beat Grid! Like Keyboard? You use your keys on keyboard to play like on musical keyboard? And click mode? Like You click and it randomises type of note, and you only edit rythme?

What i love in this game:
-Complexity
-Possibilities
-Fun
-Horses running under rainbows, wearing 3D glassess and shooting lasers!
-Great beat modes
-It fixes beat mistakes when in tap mode. Nice.
-Awesome instruments
-It's an indie!
-It is on Humble Bundle's Wekkly Bundle this week!
-You can export remixed songs.
-Alot of more stuff i love in this game, like modernity, STEVE-3 etc.

If this game stops in the developement, i will cry in a corner. Have a nice day!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 27
Early Access Review
Use the POWER OF MUSIC to teach you how to have fun again.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
A tasty "DAW Simulator" game simple enough for beginners to play with, yet rewarding enough to make (at least somewhat) experienced musicians like myself to feel like they're actually making music. Very short (about an hour long). Just a little disappointed at the lack of a sandbox mode. Cool graphics. More of a toy than a "game", but not in a bad way. I'd love to see the creators elaborate on this.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
Early Access Review
I watched two puppet men go roller skating together, get high on ecstasy, and fall in love.

10/10/
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 1
Early Access Review
The grooviest, most fun, sequencer you'll play with this week, for sure.
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