Super Mixtape is a retro physics based rhythm-puzzle-platformer where you guide cassette tape ‘Mix’ across a fully reversible 2D world of A-Sides and B-Sides, completing puzzles as you progress to find the perfect beat.
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Oct 24, 2016

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“One of the core reasons for taking Super Mixtape into Early Access is to get feedback from the community throughout the game's development. After showing Super Mixtape at EGX 2015, the feedback received from 'players' was invaluable, and as a developer, I would like to ensure Super Mixtape receives continued input from the community up until its release. As a solo developer, it's great to receive input from others and help you see the bigger picture.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Super Mixtape will be in Early Access throughout the remaining development process.”

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

“The full release version of Super Mixtape will be 'Feature' and 'Art' polished and complete. Some features may change throughout the development process as feedback is received. Some of the general features lined up are:

  • Feature Complete
  • Art Complete
  • Multi-Language Support
  • Level Editing and Mod Support
  • Custom Controller Support
  • Steam Achievements
  • Steam Trading Cards
  • Custom Audio Support

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Super Mixtape is currently in a stable Alpha State, progressing daily and will be following the Release Early and Release Often software development philosophy (RERO).”

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

“During Early Access, the cost of Super Mixtape will be reduced frequently.”

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

“By releasing on Early Access, discussions and comments can be made throughout where 'players' can suggest changes, talk about what they like and don't like, and can get involved with the development. I'd love the community to feel a sense of ownership over parts of the game that they helped inspire design decisions and helped make Super Mixtape the best game it can be.”
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“The game still exists in its Alpha stage, so there is a long way to go yet but plenty of promising signs. A spattering of new and interesting gameplay mechanics on top of the tried-and-true platformer foundation make this game one to keep an eye out for when its gets its full release.”
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About This Game

Super Mixtape is a retro physics based rhythm-puzzle-platformer where you guide cassette tape ‘Mix’ across a fully reversible 2D world of A-Sides and B-Sides, completing puzzles as you progress to find the perfect beat.

-“It throws everything you know about the standard platformer out of the window and creates its own rules.” – Otaku.

-“My favourite game of EGX 2015” – GameGazm.

Features

  • World Flip – flip the world, like a cassette, playing forwards and backwards. The Flip Mechanic is the core mechanic of the game.
  • Tumble – The tumble allows the player to correct themselves and rotate in the air. Challenging the rules of traditional 2D gameplay by allowing player rotation. The main character’s facial expression will change depending on his position.
  • Jump and Physics – The jump in Super Mixtape is like no other jump and requires the player to jump from either the left or the right to gain height or distance based on the physics applied to the cassette. Supported by a considered and natural control scheme.
  • Beat Switches – Being able to ‘switch the beat’ remixes the audio in the game and areas of the level will react to the change. The ‘beats’ are colour coordinated with supported differentiating patterns to assist players who suffer with colour-blindness or colour vision deficiencies.
  • Puzzles – Navigate across puzzles in each level.
  • Audio – The audio progresses with you as you progress through the levels.
  • Zoom - Zoom out to see other parts of the puzzles.

Future

  • Narrative (currently being developed)
  • 5 feature rich levels across multiple acts (totalling ~15 playable levels)
  • More Puzzles
  • Ingame Interactive OST - Original Sound Track featuring 12 full length customisable tracks
  • Localisation in multiple languages including Russian, German, Polish, Finnish
  • Local Multiplayer - Fun game modes (Depending on testing)
  • Modding Support (Depending on testing)

Basic Gameplay Rules

“Throughout the design and construction of the game I have spent a lot of time thinking about the unique mechanics and elements of the game that create the overall experience.”

As you progress through the game, your aim as a player is to traverse ‘Mix’ across the musical landscape to collect keys and unlock doors, allowing you to progress through the beat.

  • You can only move when your magnetic strip is touching the ground.
  • When you flip onto the B-Side, the amount of spooled tape is reversed and the cassette's stickers changes.
  • You can jump from the left wheel (Left Trigger/Key) or the right wheel (Right Trigger/Key) allowing the cassette to jump and behave differently within the physics, giving you more distance or height.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Dual Core 2 GHZ
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Direct X9.0c Compatible Card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Direct X9.0c Compatible Card

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