Sentris is a genre-bending musical performance puzzle game. By dropping Sound Blocks into a spinning loop, every player creates their own original music while solving rhythmic puzzles. Simple to learn, deceptively difficult, and full of depth, Sentris is the perfect game for your inner musician.
User reviews: Positive (13 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 22, 2014

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Sentris is core-complete and already a lot of fun to play and explore. Even so, it's a highly experimental project with a very ambitious goal of balancing elements of both a puzzle game and a musical instrument. Because this balance is so difficult to achieve, including the community in finding the best possible shape for the final version of the game is incredibly important. Early Access provides this possibility.

Sentris was a successful Kickstarter project and the backers of the game have already been providing great feedback leading up to this point. The game is ready for a wider audience to play, make more music, provide more feedback, and help improve it until the final version. Involving the community of players in this process is critical to making the final version as good as it can be.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Sentris currently at version 0.9, and is almost finished. It will be out of Early Access at version 1.0, which will be released when it's ready.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“Sentris is almost finished. The remaining features to be added are:
  • More puzzles
  • Steam Achievements
  • More Languages

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Early Access includes the core game experience:
  • Several challenging puzzle levels
  • Three different modes: Puzzle, Remix, and Performance
  • Beautiful backgrounds with multiple color schemes
  • Great-sounding instruments: Guitar, Bass, Synth, and Drums
  • Export your song to .WAV format
  • Customizable instruments and musical properties

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The price of Sentris will not change after Early Access.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Building community is really important for Sentris. I want to hear the songs that everyone makes. I want to see the amazing levels that players build themselves. I want to invite everyone to provide feedback and suggestions for the game so I can make it as great as possible for release! I'm very open to hearing any kinds of suggestions for how to improve the game, what already works well, what's missing, and anything else the players want to share.”
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Recommended By Curators

"Showed at PAX Prime 2014 - A music game with a unique visual presentation and an open approach to creativity, Sentris impressed us immediately."
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Recent updates View all (11)

June 29

Sentris 0.9.2 released

I've just published Sentris 0.9.2. This is a maintenance update with the following changes:

* Exported Loops now save to the local user's music folder
* Added an arrow visualizing the starting point for a loop being exported
* Fixed a bug where some gems had an unassigned material

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June 25

Song export to .WAV

You can now export your Sentris loops to .WAV file, and drop them into any audio editor. To do this, pause the game and select "Export Loop" from the pause menu. The loop will be recorded and saved to a file on your hard disk.

The file is always placed in the same directory as the Sentris executable. If you're not sure where this is, you can always find it from within Steam.

1. From your Games Library, right-click on Sentris
2. Select "Properties"
3. Click the "Local Files" tab
4. Click the "Browse Local Files" button

All your .WAV files will be stored in this directory! You are free to use these files, royalty-free, in any music project you make. The files are perfectly loopable, so you can mix & match your loops to make brand new compositions in any audio editing app. Please make some awesome songs and share them with the world!

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About This Game

Sentris is a genre-bending musical performance puzzle game. By dropping Sound Blocks into a spinning loop, every player creates their own original music while solving rhythmic puzzles. Simple to learn, deceptively difficult, and full of depth, Sentris is the perfect game for your inner musician.

Sentris includes:
* Original, distinctive musical composition puzzle system
* Freedom to create music and solve puzzles at your own pace
* Multiple levels of varying difficulties
* 3 distinctive game modes let you focus your attention on solving puzzles or making music
* Pick from 12 instruments to create your custom arrangement of musical voices
* Multiple Dreamscapes provide rich environments while you play

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon 4850 / GeForce 8800 (integrated gfx is not officially supported)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB available space
    • Sound Card: any
    • Additional Notes: Be sure to use the latest sound and graphics drivers
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.6
    • Processor: 1Ghz Inte-based processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon 4850 / GeForce 8800 (integrated gfx is not officially supported)
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB available space
    • Sound Card: any
    • Additional Notes: Be sure to use the latest sound and graphics drivers
    Minimum:
    • OS: SteamOS, Debian, Fedora, Ubuntu
    • Processor: 1GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon 4850 / GeForce 8800 (integrated gfx is not officially supported)
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB available space
    • Sound Card: any
    • Additional Notes: Be sure to use the latest sound and graphics drivers
Helpful customer reviews
8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 2, 2014
Early Access Review
One of the more original games I played at Pax Prime. Love the music, composition, and how they are interwoven with game play. Took me a while to figure out the objective of the puzzle, yet, with every note, I was thoroughly enjoying the music.
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13 of 18 people (72%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 22, 2014
Early Access Review
Sentris, in its current state, is hard to recommend based on the twenty dollar price tag. The menu, if you can call it that, is extremely bare bones. There’s no in-game option menu that would otherwise allow you to adjust audio volumes and the like, though the Unity Engine does feature a separate pop-up on launch that allows you to adjust screen resolution, graphics quality, and full screen. There are no instructions or tutorials at present, plopping players into an environment that they’ll have to figure out on their own. I do praise the theme behind the project and would really like to see what it’ll be like when it’s officially done. I’m giving it a “thumbs up” on the idea alone, but if you’re strapped for cash, I’d wait for a few more patches / content updates. It’s an Early Access game, so it goes without saying that the above opinions are subject to change.

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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 11, 2014
Early Access Review
The tutorial seems to be new based on other reviews, but it got me enough information to know what to expect. The color choices seem to be reasonable for someone with protanomaly (a type of colorblindness). While you might think that placing random notes from various instruments would produce a terrible noise, the music I've generated so far has been pleasant.

The game is entertaining, but as soon as I exit a song, it leaves me with "screen spins" where I see everything on the screen as if it's twisting slowly. I can stave this off by playing forever, perhaps.
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 22, 2014
Early Access Review
An awesome combination of puzzles and music thats great fun to play and really cool when you hear your songs back.

As mentioned this is currently in its pre release stage however the content that is upcoming sounds awesome! I would recommend purchasing this, not only for what you get currently but also for everything thats on the horizon.
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8 of 14 people (57%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 21, 2014
Early Access Review
This is only at Alpha 1 right now, but there's something really cool here. It's a puzzle game that makes you make music. Even when I'm not focusing on rhythm or paying attention to the kind of wave the piece I place is, the end of each puzzle is always a pleasant song. There's at least 3 more songs coming, but the 6 in the game right now are fun to play and tweak.
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