In this experimental Action Rhythm Game, embrace the art of the blade to score points and cut notes in a song! Defend your local homeless community from the evil that threatens them, while we donate 100% of Developer Proceeds to the Denver Rescue Mission, supporting homeless people in Denver, CO!
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Release Date:
Jul 16, 2021

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“With the potential a rhythm game has to consistently improve and get better, we hope to continue supporting and updating the game based on feedback and move closer and closer to the scope we want to achieve. Furthermore, a rhythm game needs players to consistently provide feedback in order to fully execute any idea. Early Access supports all of these hopes and is the right track for this game to go.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“This game will be in Early Access for as long as it takes to fully recognize the scope and execute the many ideas we have. Still, we are working hard to launch the full game roughly by Summer 2022.”

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

“The full version is as of now planned to include a multitude of new features, such as new levels, new songs, new enemy types and patterns, and potentially new bosses. Other features that players may suggest or recommend may make it into the final product as well.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The Early Access version currently has a fully playable game from start to finish with multiple levels and a final boss, having all of the functionality of the final game but simply with a smaller scope.”

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

“The game will be priced the same between Early Access and the full version.”

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

“We will be using Steam forums and other potential avenues to involve the community and the players in our feedback and development process.”
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About This Game

Beat Defender is a fast-paced rhythm action game where you fight hordes of police to defend a group of homeless people, all to the beat of music, working your way up to a special rhythm boss!

The Police Are On The Attack!

Cut them all down, every last one of them! FOR THE FULL COMBO!
With precise attack and parry timing, flawlessly defend the homeless people from the incoming villains, all while earning points with beautiful "Excellent" ratings and unlocking more content! Upload custom maps to the Steam Workshop where you can play other custom levels, made by fellow players, all while supporting charity just by playing the game!

Notable Features:
  • Swooshy sword attacks
  • Kawooshy sword parries
  • Action-packed levels with music by friends Paranoise and Gabo
  • Slightly less action-packed menus
  • A super sick final boss
  • An equally sick donation of 100% of Developer Proceeds to the Denver Rescue Mission, a nonprofit that supports those without homes!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 and above
    • Processor: 1.6 GHZ
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB Video Memory
    • Storage: 200 MB available space

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