Sentris is a musical performance puzzle game. By dropping Sound Blocks onto gems in a spinning loop, every player creates their own music. If you've ever wanted to try making music, try Sentris.
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?

“The final version of the game should be finished before April 2015.”

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

“Sentris will grow toward the full version by adding features during Early Access:
  • Even more puzzles with varying degrees of difficulty
  • Backgrounds with more motion and richness in response to music
  • More instruments
  • Local Multiplayer mode
  • More options and toggles for gameplay customization
  • Export your song to WAV format
  • Level Editor & custom level sharing
  • Workshop support

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Early Access includes the core game experience:
  • Several challenging puzzle levels
  • Beautiful backgrounds with multiple color schemes
  • Great-sounding instruments: Guitar, Bass, Synth, and Drums
  • Customizable options and toggles for gameplay customization

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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March 13

New front-end and full controller support

Sentris has been updated to include full controller support, a new front-end menu system, and numerous bug fixes.

* How to Play screen show buttons on the controller in use
* Front-end allows selection of game mode, level, background, and rotation mode
* Fixed a bug where sound sequences initialize with second block selected by default
* Fixed a bug where a block about to be repositioned wouldn't stop pulsing when the puzzle was solved.
* Fixed a bug where the left stick was too sensitive in Remix mode

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February 23

Honeycomb Update is Live

Honeycomb, a major overhaul of Sentris, is now live on Steam! Check out the new trailer and read more details in the release notes.

http://youtu.be/mBSUBRODBI8

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About This Game

Sentris transforms music into a puzzle of colorful concentric circles. By dropping Sound Blocks onto gems in a spinning loop, every player creates their own original music. Hitting all the gems can be a deceptively tough challenge! Experienced musicians can choose to play Sentris as a musical instrument by itself. The music you make with Sentris is your own authentic creation to enjoy and share.

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
11 of 15 people (73%) 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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6 of 6 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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2 of 2 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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6 of 10 people (60%) 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
1.2 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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 28, 2014
Early Access Review
A really fun game for anybody who enjoys both puzzles and music. I can't wait to see what else they manage to put into the mix.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 23, 2014
Early Access Review
It might be worth waiting for more features before you buy it, but it's a fun, relaxing concept. A little like Cosmic DJ minus all the silliness.
I'm really looking forward to seeing this develop.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 17, 2014
Early Access Review
A very interesting concept that--if fleshed out more--could be a really fun game. Recommending on the promise of more content to come.

You drop blocks into a circle/donut thing representing a bar, with different types of blocks referring to different instruments or notes on a scale. The game then gives you positions for those notes to fill, and you've got to get them into that position through strategic dropping and queueing. There's a sort of rhythm-puzzle element to this, as well as a bit of freeform jamming.

Starting out I'm making stuff that just sounds cacophonic and plainly terrible, but I could definitely see myself getting better and finishing the levels with an actually good sounding bar of music! The build up and progression of the song creation is intriguing and quite fun to carry out.

It's currently extremely barebones with a default Unity-style menu and somewhat limited gameplay options. The trailer showed the backgrounds moving but I was surprised to see in game that they were static and quite aliased (with no options currently for anti-aliasing). Maybe there's an option I missed but I don't think I did. I don't think it's worth the $20 currently if you're looking for a product. I do think this is probably worth supporting on the idea alone because I haven't seen anything like it.
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3 of 8 people (38%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 30, 2014
Early Access Review
nice game ! very musical ! would play again !
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13 of 32 people (41%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 7, 2014
Early Access Review
Fun musical puzzle game .. happy I backed it on kickstarter.
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1.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
Early Access Review
Don't get me wrong, Sentris is a fun game. It just isn't worth $20 as of now.

Pros:
  • I haven't encountered any bugs or glitches.
  • The controls are pretty straight forward and don't take long to learn.
  • The music you create can be quite fun and unique.
  • Some of the puzzles are challenging and take a decent amount of time to figure out.
  • It seems like the developers are taking customer feedback into consideration.

    Cons:
  • The menu screen seems bare, there aren't many options to choose from.
  • It's overpriced.
  • Hardly any content.
  • No tutorial.
  • Have to start a level in order to exit the game.

    After having played 1.3 hours (at the time of this review) I only have a few more levels to beat. In all, wait for the developers to create new content. A couple hours of content for a $20 game isn't worth it.

    This review is subject to change as the game gets updated.
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