Jump-n-dodge couch-multiplayer arcade action to the beat of the music! A party game for 1 to 4 players.
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Release Date: May 5, 2017

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August 16

Coming soon: The Tune-Up-Date!

A major update is currently in the works for Spin the Beat. This update won't include any new gameplay content, but it will feature a near-complete overhaul of the game's behind-the-scenes operations - an all-around "tune-up," if you will. Much of the game's code is being adjusted or replaced outright in order to provide a smoother and cleaner experience.

During development, a lot of Spin the Beat's components ended up being hard-coded as a shortcut to get the game out more quickly after numerous delays. While doing so definitely served that purpose and provided the desired gameplay experience for the end user, it's far from optimal and makes updating certain components a hassle. Those hard-coded elements are being gutted in the Tune-Up-Date and replaced with new, modular systems that can be easily expanded as content is added in future updates. Some highly inefficient code is also being replaced with streamlined iterations in the hope of providing vastly-improved performance on most systems.

Even though most of the changes are under the hood, you'll still see a couple of tweaks on the front-end, including a big change to one of the game's "bogus" power-ups and a new in-game Options menu replacing the Unity launcher at startup. Stay tuned for news about when the update will go live!
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June 25

The Happy Birthday Update is here!

​The creator of ​Spin the Beat​ had a birthday on Friday, June 23! To help celebrate, the first major content update to ​Spin the Beat​ is here, featuring a BRAND-NEW level!

The new "Birthday" stage takes place atop a giant birthday cake surrounded by enormous wrapped gifts. Slices of the cake will drop away in time with the music. Enemies take on the appearance of wrapped presents and balloons, with some of them spewing confetti when defeated. Unlike the Garden and Cave stages, enemies cannot hop around in the gaps on this stage - they'll fall right through! Watch out for the new "Cake Splitter" event, which spreads the cake's slices out to create a much trickier platforming experience.

​As with any update, this patch also includes a few minor fixes and adjustments, including making the Game Mode selection on the main menu loop - you can now press either left or right to change game modes rather than left for Party Mode and right for Survival Mode.

The update is live now! Enjoy it as an upbeat start to the summer!
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About This Game

Jump-n-dodge couch-multiplayer arcade action to the beat of the music!

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Spin the Beat is a game designed to bring friends together for some good-old-fashioned couch-multiplayer fun. With simple controls and simple objectives, it's a game that anyone can pick up and play.

You and up to three friends are dropped into a small environment which quickly comes to life in bright colors and intense sounds as simple but devious enemies do everything in their power to knock you and your friends off the edge. You can work together to keep the game going for as long as possible … or knock each other around to try to earn the highest score! Rack up points by surviving consecutive waves, defeating enemies, and defeating each other. Watch out for sudden events that can mix up gameplay, including power-ups and wild changes in the world's behavior!

Spin the Beat can be played with 1 to 4 simultaneous players on a single screen.

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FEATURES


- Rapid-fire gameplay that keeps you guessing
- Random events which mix up gameplay as soon as you think you've seen every trick the world can throw your way
- One simple objective: Don't fall off!
- Six color-coded enemies with wildly varying behaviors, but who share the common goal of knocking you off the tiny world
- Simple, intuitive controls that make it easy to pick up and play
- Play how you want - go for points in Party Mode or compete to be the last one standing in Survival Mode
- Semi-procedural music – no two play sessions will have exactly the same soundtrack!
- Multiple environments, each with their own distinct visual style, soundscape, and gameplay twists

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Spin the Beat is an enhanced and expanded remake of BeatBox, a student game developed at DigiPen Institute of Technology in 2014 by the creator of Spin the Beat.

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TECHNICAL NOTES

Spin the Beat requires 1 to 4 Xbox 360 gamepads. Keyboard controls are available for Player 1 only.

Spin the Beat uses the XCI Unity package for player input, which specifically requires Xbox 360 gamepads. To use other gamepads, it is recommended that Windows users use the x360ce third-party software to rebind controls, and Mac users use the Enjoyable third-party software to rebind controls.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core i3
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Requires 1 to 4 Xbox 360 Gamepads
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i7
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Requires 1 to 4 Xbox 360 Gamepads
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Requires 1 to 4 Xbox 360 Gamepads
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OS X
    • Processor: 3.0 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Requires 1 to 4 Xbox 360 Gamepads
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