Audica™ is a VR “rhythm shooter” that combines Harmonix’s award-winning music gameplay with precision shooting mechanics and a killer soundtrack, all set in a mesmerizing cosmic arena.
Recent Reviews:
Very Positive (14) - 85% of the 14 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mostly Positive (172) - 79% of the 172 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Mar 7, 2019

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Audica started as a passion project for a small team of developers within Harmonix. We chose to launch Audica into Early Access because we believe we have a compelling core game that we can develop into the next must-play rhythm game with your help. One of the benefits of a small team is that we’re nimble and can quickly act on community feedback, making Audica an ideal fit for Early Access.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We expect to exit Early Access before the end of 2019.”

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

“For the full release, we plan to have:

  • 25+ song soundtrack
  • Campaign Mode
  • Practice Mode
  • Additional environments
  • Additional weapon sets
  • Expanded leaderboard functionality
  • Possibly new gameplay mechanics

That said, we're in Early Access for a reason and community feedback may change our plans for the full version.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Audica today features a polished core gameplay experience which includes:

  • 10 Song Soundtrack featuring licensed music
  • 4 difficulties per song
  • Online leaderboards
  • One environment
  • One weapon set

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

“We expect the price to increase upon full release.”

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

“We’re looking forward to working closely with our community and are expecting community involvement to critically shape the course of our development. We will be actively participating in discussion on our Discord, Steam forums and Reddit throughout development about topics including song selection, authoring and the development of new features, mechanics (should Audica have overdrive?), environments and weapons.”
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May 10

AUDICA v0.1.8 Update Notes - Practice Mode and More!

Hi everyone,

We're excited to be releasing v0.1.8 which among other updates and fixes brings a widely requested feature to AUDICA: Practice Mode! We're looking forward to hearing your thoughts on it, so be sure to share your feedback with us in our official Discord server (http://Discord.gg/Harmonix) or on our social channels.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKCzag5r6Ak

Here's a look at everything that's been added, changed, and fixed in v0.1.8:

  • Practice Mode – The first version of practice mode is here! Slow down and loop challenging parts of songs and work your way towards that full combo. You can enable Practice Mode right before starting any song or at any point in the song from the Pause screen.
  • A slider has been added to allow you to reduce aim assist. We’re running an experiment to see if our high-level players enjoy playing with reduced aim assist for a more challenging experience. Keep posted for a survey about this, as we'd love to hear everyone's thoughts!
  • A shortcut to the "Testing Range" from the tutorial has been added to the tutorial menu. Hop in and perfect your Timing, Aim, and Form on the fly!
  • The "Moderate" difficulty has been renamed to "Standard" to better reflect the challenge.
  • Gunslinging now has sounds! You can adjust where the sound effects play in the Settings menu.
  • Recenter and Spectator Cam Toggle buttons have been remapped on Vive wands from the thumbpad click to the grip buttons.
  • An option has been added to disable the Spectator Cam Toggle button.
  • Fixes:
    • Chain Targets that start at the same time now show a connector bar.
    • Fixed target animation jitter when the game is paused.
    • Fixed gunslinging angular velocity not working properly in OpenVR in some scenarios.
    • Performance optimizations.

Thanks again for sharing your feedback and thoughts on AUDICA. As always, we're actively chatting and listening to feedback in our official Discord server (http://Discord.gg/Harmonix). Be sure to drop in, say hello, and brag about your latest high score while you're there!

Until next time,

-TEAM AUDICA
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May 1

AUDICA v0.1.7 Update Notes - New Songs, Gun Slinging, and Tutorial Updates!

Hey AUDICA players,

Today’s AUDICA update brings some new features, changes, and best of all new music to the AUDICA soundtrack!

The two new songs available to play in AUDICA today are:

  • deadmau5 – HR 8938 Cephei
  • KNOWER – Overtime

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6Z8pd_koMA

The 0.1.7 release also brings several new or improved features:

  • Improved Gun Slinging – Hold the thumbsticks left or right (or click the thumbpad left or right on Vive) to activate gun slinging moves. Holding the thumbstick inward allows you to twirl the gun like before, but now you can flick your wrist to control the twirl speed and direction. Holding the thumbstick outward allows you to let go of the guns. Add some momentum before doing so to toss them away into space! To return them to your hand, simply let go of the thumbsticks and they’ll boomerang right on back to you.
  • Tutorial Updates – The tutorial is now broken up into two parts and has been reworked to better teach the fundamentals of playing AUDICA, including score explanations.
    • The “Advanced” tutorial section also includes a shooting range that gives you live stats screen feedback to improve your timing, aim, and form.
  • Added screen resolution options to settings.
  • Bug Fixes and Tweaks
    • Fixed an issue where the color grading effect wasn't being adjusted on the spectator camera or mixed reality camera
    • Fixed inaccuracy in how stats screen timing histogram lined up with displayed average offset
    • After song preview starts, allow it to continue to play while you're hovered over any part of the song button
    • Fixed a bug where you can get the tutorial song to start playing while the pause screen is up

Please continue to share your feedback on AUDICA with us as we’re taking everyone’s thoughts on the game into account with each update! If you have something to share with us, be sure to join our Discord at http://Discord.gg/Harmonix and drop it in the #audica-feedback channel.

While you’re there, don’t forget to hop into the #audica-community-maps channel to learn how to author your own versions of songs on the AUDICA soundtrack and see what the rest of the community has created!

Until next time,

-Team AUDICA
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About This Game

Audica is a VR Rhythm Shooter from Harmonix, the makers of Rock Band™ and Dance Central™. Armed with a pair of rhythm blasters, you shoot and smash targets to the beat of a soundtrack featuring songs from some of the world’s most popular electronic artists. The better your timing, accuracy and form, the better your score. The better your score, the higher your place on the Audica Leaderboards.

Audica is incredibly intuitive and immersive from the first time you play - use your blue and orange blasters to shoot color-coded targets to the beat while in a breathtaking cosmic arena. On expert difficulty, Audica gameplay is intense and exacting. If you want to claim a spot at the top of the leaderboards, you’ll need to practice until you and your blasters become one, performing a tightly choreographed ballet of beat-blasting brilliance.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 10 or newer
    • Processor: Intel i3-6100 / AMD Ryzen 3 1200, FX4350 or greater
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 960 4GB / AMD Radeon R9 290 or greater
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10 or newer
    • Processor: Intel i5-4590 / AMD Ryzen 5 1500X or greater
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 1060 / AMD Radeon RX 480 or greater

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