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 (13) - 84% of the 13 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (185) - 80% of the 185 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:

  • 20 Song Soundtrack featuring licensed music (and counting)
  • 4 difficulties per song
  • Online leaderboards
  • Practice Mode
  • User Model Support
  • Community Map Support
  • One environment
  • One weapon set
  • Spectator camera

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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June 10

AUDICA v0.2.1 Update Notes - New Songs, In-Game VR Map Creator, and more!

Hi everyone,

Today we're excited to be releasing v0.2.1 of AUDICA. This update brings two brand new songs to the core soundtrack, as well as an in-game VR Map Creator! To celebrate the launch of this feature, we're also kicking off a month-long contest for our amazingly talented creator community to do what they do best - create amazing Community Maps! For more details on this, read our blog at

The two new songs available to play in Audica today are:
  • Mason vs Princess Superstar – "Perfect (Exceeder)"
  • Zedd ft. Bahari – "Addicted To A Memory"

Additionally, today's update brings the following features, updates, and fixes:

  • In-game VR Map Creator - Shoot along to any song in-game to make your own Community Map! Share your completed Maps with the community in our Discord server, or bring the file into Reaper and use our authoring tools to expand upon your creation.
  • Mirror Mode - You can now play a mirrored and hand-swapped version of any song. Perfect for players looking for a "Lefty Flip" option in Audica!
  • The song details screen has been slightly rearranged to make Community Maps easier to navigate to.
  • Added a target speed multiplier as a global user setting. This is also controllable on a per-Community Map basis to allow experimentation with denser Community Maps.
  • Added new graphical options to allow you to use supersampling and toggle full screen mode.
  • Additional Fixes and Tweaks:
    • Fixed an issue where songs ending with melees would hitch.
    • You can now shoot the timeline in practice mode to jump to a section.
    • Performance optimizations during gameplay.
    • Optimizations to improve performance while a song is loading.
    • Shortened hover time for song previews.
    • Adjusted some environment effects to make them less distracting during gameplay.
    • Support for customized avatars to use your gun's colors.
    • Adjusted score threshold to make it more challenging to achieve gold stars.
    • Tweaked coloring of hand-specific melee targets, to make Community Maps with hand-specific melees easier to read.

Please keep your feedback on AUDICA coming, especially through the #audica-feedback channel on our official Discord server at Be sure to head on over to the Harmonix Blog to learn more about our AUDICA Community Maps contest as well!

Until next time,

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May 24

AUDICA v0.2.0 Patch Notes

Hey everyone!

We’re releasing v0.2.0, which comes with two new core soundtrack songs as well as some exciting environment and blaster upgrades and support on the Oculus Rift S and Windows MR headsets!

Additionally, if you create your own custom gun and avatars models you can now add them into the game! As always, share your thoughts and feedback in our official Discord or on our social channels.

Let’s jump into the nitty gritty:

  • New Songs
    • “Break For Me” by James Landino ft. Noelle LeBlanc
    • “Resistance” by Knife Party
  • Environments and Blasters Upgrades – They are more vibrant, dynamic, and reactive to your gameplay! The environment is much more lively for those watching your spectator camera view.
  • Added recoil and sustain animations to blasters.
  • Streak Changes – The penalty for missing a target is no longer as drastic. Multipliers will now decrease by 1 for each miss, instead of a full reset. This allows you to spend more time with a multiplier and getting more points!
  • Custom Model Support – You can now load models of guns and avatars you own into the game. You can change your left and right guns, or head and body models at any time in the settings option.
  • Audica now natively supports the Oculus Rift S and Windows Mixed Reality.
  • Gun yaw and roll angle can now also be adjusted, in addition to gun pitch angle.
  • Fixes and tweaks:
    • Reduced angular drag for gunslinging tricks, so now guns can spin for longer.
    • Adjusted audio filtering behavior so that the song only temporarily filters on a miss, rather than staying filtered until the next success.
    • Fixed issue where "Allow View Toggling" option was not actually working.
    • Fixed issue where community maps could fail to load in some scenarios.
    • Improved button mapping for Knuckles (Valve Index) controllers.

    That's all for now! If you're curious about what's coming down the pipeline, you can always take a look at our roadmap on Trello:
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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

    • 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
    • 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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