Create arcade stunt racetracks from audio in your music library, or from a selection of 25 bundled songs. Race the music to stay in sync. Score big by pulling off jumps, drifts and rolls. Challenge other racers to your favourite tracks. Have you got what it takes to win at your favourite song?
User reviews:
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Very Positive (60 reviews) - 80% of the 60 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (426 reviews) - 88% of the 426 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 12, 2016

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June 27

Update 1.03 – menu music mute button & UI controller navigation tweaks

Hi all - another small batch of updates
  • Added menu music mute button to UI
  • Fixed problem with menu music mute button and navigating with controller
  • Fixed problem navigating garage with controller
  • Fixed problem with drift meter scaling
  • Miscellaneous minor fixes
Cheers,

FOAM Devs :)

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June 1

Update 1.02 - Russian, unicode & UI / HUD tweaks

Another small batch of updates
  • Fixes for handling unicode in paths, file names and ID3 tags
  • Fix for display of Russian characters
  • Window title bar now reads Riff Racer
  • New progress bar in-game and during track analysis
  • Graphical fixes to other progress meters (XP etc.)
  • Cleaned up icon graphics and menu scaling
  • Misc minor other graphic fixes and tidy-ups
Cheers,

FOAM Devs

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Reviews

“A fantastic bit of fun. I'm pretty sure at one point I didn't blink for an hour, and the game was so engrossing I didn't even notice.”
IndieGames

“An incredibly fun thrill ride... Has everything it needs to become among the greatest music based indie games.”
8/10 – Gaming Bits

“If Audiosurf was music to your ears, then [Riff Racer] may well be your new jam.”
PC Games Network

Full Release!

Riff Racer (known as Drive Any Track during Early Access) is now in full release!
We'd like to thank all the community who have helped us so far during development of the game.
We'll continue to experiment with features as we go!

About This Game



Includes 25 fantastic bundled tracks!! Or, race your own music...

Inspired by some of our favourite games like Wipeout, Trackmania, Vib-Ribbon and Audiosurf…



Riff Racer is a high-octane music based racing game where we create racetracks from the songs in your music library.

Not a rhythm game, but a fresh twist on music-powered game creation. Action on track is synced to the audio, you literally have to race the music to stay in time and score points.

You've seen other music powered games, Riff Racer takes the concept to the next level with our innovative MEGA engine. It takes any audio file, analyses it down to its core components and creates a unique racing experience from the structure of the song.

Verses, choruses and drops become checkpoints, and the environment and cars are styled to the genre of music you're playing.

Experiment with your music collection and find out which songs make the best racetracks!

  • Be the first to 'create' a race-track from a song and have your name forever enshrined on the track’s leaderboard.

  • Multiplayer features - Challenge your friends' ghosts to your favourite tunes and beat their high-scores on the track!
    • **Please note Riff Racer does not support live multiplayer***

  • Score big for staying in sync, whilst performing stunts, jumps, drifts and rolls!

Riff Racer has unique environment styles based on different music genres, and a selection of genre based cars and liveries (and some secret cars you have to work out how to unlock!).

Riff Racer currently supports MP3, FLAC, OGG and AAC (m4a) file formats.

Riff Racer has full controller support in that you don't need a mouse and keyboard to play the game, but we only support newer xinput devices such as the X-Box 360 and X-Box One controllers. Older directinput controllers such as the Logitech Dual Action are not currently supported.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: AMD Turion X2/Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia 8000 series or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: AMD Turion X2/Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia 9000 series or better
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
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Ich Mercy
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Its really helping my autistic friend come out of his shell!
thanks FOAM Entertainment
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CptWhale
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
It looks fun and it rewards you for the time you put in, but the core game is incredibly annoying. The racing itself feels either hard to turn or you absolutely lose control when you try to turn and your car almost always has one wheel in the air since the track is bumpy (depending on the music, but most are). The tracks are coiling and rising and falling everywhere so you often see NOTHING in front of you - there's no way to pick up that power up or those coins since you had no clue they're there, but others seem to manage this somehow. How? Well they probably replayed the track - and that's where my problem lies with this game. It's a music game i play while listening to my own music - it's supposed to enhance the experience of listening to my favorite songs - not infuriate me. The driving seems stubborn and difficult to turn and it seems like you have to replay it a lot to get a decent run or score - but I don't want to! I don't want to sacrifice the pleasure of listening to my favorite songs to GRIND them! I don't want to focus on my scores so much that I forget to enjoy the pace of the music! I don't want my annoyance and anger over me falling out of the track due to a yet another unforseen turn after a jump (or a couple jumps in a row making me lose control over the car) to take precedence over me actually listening to music i ♥♥♥♥ing enjoy! I wouldn't recommend this to anyone, then again, maybe rhythm games just aren't for me... I'll stick to just listening to my music and might play this thing once in a while in hopes of squeezing just a little bit of enjoyment out of it. Ragrets.
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No Lifer
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
PAY ATTENTION
THIS IS THE BEST MUSIC GAME IN THE UNIVERSE

Ok, on a serious note (not that i wasnt being serious in the first place) this is quite possibly the most thrill enducing game on steam
Through my entire time playing this my jaw has been dropped to the floor experiencing pretty colours
Where do i start?

Pros:
Neon (and more neon)
Progression system (Audiosurf doesnt have this)
Different cars (Customisable objects that Audiosurf doesnt have)
Different colours that detect different genres (Red for rock/metal Purples and blues for dance/electronic music)
First Person cam (OH ♥♥♥♥ WASNT EXPECTING THAT *SMASHES BARRICADE*)

Cons:
One setting (Takes place above a cityscape, not a massive con but change would be nice)
No real instructions/tutorial (The game doesnt need one but would be nice for new players)
Keyboard kinda sucks (However this goes without saying for most pc racing games)

Things that would be awesome:
Wheel support (Woah would that be trippy, especially with first person)
Workshop for different cars (Imagine driving kit from Knight Rider)

Easter eggs and cool ♥♥♥♥
Playing any song from "The Police" will unlock a police car to be used
Playing Fleetwood Mac's "The Chain" unlocks an F1 car

Bought on sale for:
£2,80 ish

Buy it now? ✓
Wait for sale? X
Dont Bother? X
E.T kind o' ♥♥♥♥? X
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moldavia
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
It doesn't play some of my music. Just, no audio.
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delorean85
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
After seeing this on greenlight, I put this game on watch until I saw that it was on sale. Besides creating nice tracks for the beat, it works with almost any file. I uploaded an Epic Rap Battle of History to test the game and it produced a track that flowed very well with the song, even though it claimed to be unsupported. For the price, it is a great game.

I think that the developers may want to try to add workshop support so that people could add cars and paints scemes to expand on the freedom shown by the game.
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Glaice
( 7.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Definitely one of the better types of these games if you like the content generated from your music. I would also suggest using a controller as it makes playing the game easier.

If you like Audiosurf or Beat Hazard, this would fit in just perfectly alongside them.
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real cow
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Good game if you like getting 1st place on leaderboards
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Lunya
( 4.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Dear Devs, please do us a favor and include a Tutorial in game!
Don't make me browse through 20+ topics untill I find out which button does what.


Just to help you people, for Xbox 360 Controller:
(A) - Boost, when you collect enough boxes and the msg appears on the screen.
(X) - Break, you also tap it to drift on turns.
(Y) - Change your camera view.
(RT) - Accelerate, if you disable the auto-acceleration on Options.

And for the tricks, there is no button for it. Your car will flip if you take only half of the ramp.

As for the game:

It's really good, very fast depending on the music you pick, and I think I can say the controls are ok. I wish I could race some other cars, even if bots.
I had some problems avoiding barricades that I couldn't see, because everything has the same colour, and flashes.
And one great problem that is probably a bug: Sometimes, after a jump, a turn appear, and it doesn't matter how hard I stear my car, it won't reach the track, and it's unavoidable to fall.

But I do recommend this game, as I also recommend Beat Hazard, Melody's Escape and AudioSurf.
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Frull
( 5.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
This game is fantastic. Low end PCs (e.g. AMD APUs) can run this game quite well despite it may looking a bit graphically intensive. Even when I have Minecraft eating up my CPU in the background, it runs flawlessly. Almost any song works well especially techno/dubstep and artists like Vexento and Nitro Fun. For £3 during the Steam Summer Sale is a good time to get this game. If you like racing and rythm games, this is a pretty cool game.
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Veta
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
I like this game/experiment. But there's only one stage/scenario, it needs more graphics variation.
There are different colours for the sky, and the rest of the graphics, but you can't choose between them freely.
I feel like I will abandon this game before I'm tired of the game itself.

The menus are super crappy.

I like the gameplay. The esthetics are SUPER NICE, and my music, of course.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
79.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
A simple, yet fun and addictive game. I definitely recommend Riff Racer if you like to relax and have some fun while listening to your favorite music.
What really appeals to me is that you can use music from your own library and it generates a different track for each song. As you progress, you can unlock several cars and paintjobs. Leaderboards are created for each song once someone has used them for the first time, and even though you don't have live multiplayer, you can race against a ghost car of top scoring racers, or your own high score.
One thing I would like to see is more variety to the colors and effects of the tracks. It does change depending on the type of music you use, but there isn't much variety, and sometimes the blur when you boost can be hard on the eyes.
Also, while the tracks are generated based on the song used, it doesn't really feel like it for the most part. Occasionally, the track does seem to match the music quite well. But most of the time, at least with the music I have used, it just feels like you are racing with your song as background music.
Even though I see some room for improvement, this game gets a big "thumbs up" from me, and I can see myself putting many hours into just relaxing and playing along to my favorite music.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
Dear Devs, please do us a favor and include a Tutorial in game!
Don't make me browse through 20+ topics untill I find out which button does what.


Just to help you people, for Xbox 360 Controller:
(A) - Boost, when you collect enough boxes and the msg appears on the screen.
(X) - Break, you also tap it to drift on turns.
(Y) - Change your camera view.
(RT) - Accelerate, if you disable the auto-acceleration on Options.

And for the tricks, there is no button for it. Your car will flip if you take only half of the ramp.

As for the game:

It's really good, very fast depending on the music you pick, and I think I can say the controls are ok. I wish I could race some other cars, even if bots.
I had some problems avoiding barricades that I couldn't see, because everything has the same colour, and flashes.
And one great problem that is probably a bug: Sometimes, after a jump, a turn appear, and it doesn't matter how hard I stear my car, it won't reach the track, and it's unavoidable to fall.

But I do recommend this game, as I also recommend Beat Hazard, Melody's Escape and AudioSurf.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
Feature Details Score
Gameplay A great choice if you specifically want to drive, drift and jump in actual cars to your music. 3/5
Car Handling It still feels floaty, like there's input lag. By default the car accelerates itself, but I don't think switching to manual would help. There is input lag. The drifting is excellent. 2/5
Graphics They are just about acceptable. Very basic models and skins. It's not distractingly bad when playing though. 2/5
Settings Very poor. You still have to listen to bad main menu music in a constant loop. Very basic settings. 1/5
Music Sync It's pretty great. Each track feels distinct and fun, with only a few exceptions. 4/5
Progression One of the few music games with a progression system. Earn coins to buy cars and skins, with bonuses for beating player ghosts or being the first to play a track. 5/5
Online Connectivity You can race with the ghost of a player, who will have their actual car and skin. Leaderboard system is okay. The new charts system looks bad. 3/5

Songs tested:
Feed Me - Death by Robot
RJD2 - Ghostwriter
Pentakill - Lightbringer
Bo Burnham - Sad
Toby Fox - Spear of Justice
Doctor P - Flying Spaghetti Monster
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
There is honestly barely any connection between the music and the generated courses, which leads to a very underwhelming and unrewarding gameplay experience.

'Race Your Music'? more like 'Race-A-Randomly-Generated-Track-With-A-Song-Playing-In-The-Background'
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
Amazing. A huge step up from Audio Surf in terms of community, song creation, graphics and of course the experience is great fun. Riff Racer makes me Boogie Woogie!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
I absoloutely adore this game.
Its exactly what it says on the tin, Wipeout meets Audiosurf.
But its a satisfying marriage that sometimes has moments that even best its lovely parents.

PROS
- Tight controls and physics, even in midair. If you fall to your doom it feels like your fault (usually :p).
- Simple score system that has lots of aspects to it. When to boost? When to jump and when to go off those flips? When to start drifting for the longest drift? Little things can go a long way when going for highscores.
- Unlockables. Its a little thing, but I always love unlockables. Gives you more reason to play beyond mechanical reasons (which the game does wonderfully mind you)
- Nice, (generally) cohesive graphics that can run on any ol toaster like mine :)
- You can sort of snake with practice. Givin' me the GX goosebumps ooh.
- Ghosts are very well done and racing them gives a good competetive feel.

CONS
- Gui is servicable but text and buttons are too large. Text doesn't scroll when selecting new tracks so if a song has a long album/artist combination you can't read the track name :<
- Surprisingly even with unlockables, customization is minimal. Theres no graphics options, Audiosurf 1 alone had selectable "intensity" colours and custom skyboxes. I would prefer if I could choose the track type for a song as proper genre data isn't always available so you get stuck on "Dance" a lot.
- There are some rare issues with track generation. For instance, "The Hamster Alliance - Falling Through The Air" has a jump that you can rarely make without boosting. This is a reoccuring issues it seems from the bug report page. It makes tracks that would otherwise be low difficulty have a semi-frustrating aspect to them, cause you have to count jumps and remember which ones are death traps.
- There isn't proper leaderboards or statistics. You have to load a song to see the leaderboard. I know for a fact my highest score is about 210k but the game doesn't list that anywhere that I've seen. Also, doesn't have the cool aspect of Audiosurf where you had to try and keep your thrones. I loved that, was a good way to bring you back into the game.

TL;DR, super fun singleplayer race/music game, with a degree more customization and a gui overhaul it will really shine.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
Having a ton of fun with this game. Tracks sync up very well to the music and it really pulls you in. The perfect way to spend a saturday night when combined with some house music and alcohol
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
PAY ATTENTION
THIS IS THE BEST MUSIC GAME IN THE UNIVERSE

Ok, on a serious note (not that i wasnt being serious in the first place) this is quite possibly the most thrill enducing game on steam
Through my entire time playing this my jaw has been dropped to the floor experiencing pretty colours
Where do i start?

Pros:
Neon (and more neon)
Progression system (Audiosurf doesnt have this)
Different cars (Customisable objects that Audiosurf doesnt have)
Different colours that detect different genres (Red for rock/metal Purples and blues for dance/electronic music)
First Person cam (OH ♥♥♥♥ WASNT EXPECTING THAT *SMASHES BARRICADE*)

Cons:
One setting (Takes place above a cityscape, not a massive con but change would be nice)
No real instructions/tutorial (The game doesnt need one but would be nice for new players)
Keyboard kinda sucks (However this goes without saying for most pc racing games)

Things that would be awesome:
Wheel support (Woah would that be trippy, especially with first person)
Workshop for different cars (Imagine driving kit from Knight Rider)

Easter eggs and cool ♥♥♥♥
Playing any song from "The Police" will unlock a police car to be used
Playing Fleetwood Mac's "The Chain" unlocks an F1 car

Bought on sale for:
£2,80 ish

Buy it now? ✓
Wait for sale? X
Dont Bother? X
E.T kind o' ♥♥♥♥? X
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
I didn't have any racing games with Eminem on the soundtrack. Now I do.

https://youtu.be/6JOPhcMPJjU

SPOILER: I am dumb, but not as dumb as you might think from the first few minutes of that video! Bear wtih me.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
It's kind of like Audiosurf, but you're doing sweet jumps off ramps. Is there anything more important in life?
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