Block the beats! Audioshield puts you at the point of impact for every hit in your songs. Block incoming orbs with your shields and feel the music. Works with any song!
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October 9

The Fitness Update!

2 new modes!
2 new skins!
10 new songs (including 5 from The Murder City Devils and a new custom Audioshield Theme)!



New Fitness Modes - Get ready to squat!


Fitness Modes
Two new Fitness modes have just been added. The main new feature in these modes is white Fault Boxes that you need to squat under so they don’t hit you in the face. This adds a new exercise element to the game that can get your heart rate up even more. In fact, the VR Health Institute has measured it as equivalent to playing tennis!



The fault boxes are carefully placed to make you move in time with the music - just like the punching/blocking actions you make with the shields. It’s especially fun when you stand up into a big song transition after a squat. These are now the most fun modes in the game for me and the extra exercise is a great bonus. They also require harder hits to get a high artistic score - so really go for it.

10 New Songs!
Audioshield now comes with 10 more built-in songs (in the Recommended section of the song browser). Like the others, these are hand-picked as some of the best Audioshield experiences out there.

The Murder City Devils (Rock)
5 Murder City Devils songs are now included with the game! These songs have been inspiring me for years and were some of my most-listened back when the original Audiosurf algorithm was coming together - it’s so awesome for me to be able to share them here! The five songs are: Flashbulb, I Want A Lot Now (So Come On), Press Gang, Rum and Whiskey, and 364 Days.

Audioshield Theme (Epic)
A new custom composition just for Audioshield! Winifred Phillips has composed an epic-style track just for Audioshield. She worked hard to make sure the composition created great gameplay moments and it really paid off.

Break of Reality (Cello Rock)
One of their most popular songs, Spectrum of the Sky, has been a favorite Audioshield and Audiosurf 2 track of mine for years. In approaching them about licensing it, I discovered Helix which also creates great gameplay. Enjoy these two!

Surgeryhead (Electro)
An up and coming Irish musician working in the direction of bands like Carpenter Brut. Audioshield now includes two really great tracks from him: Revelations and She’s a Runaway.

Song scanning
This update also includes a song scanning feature that automatically finds song files on your machine. Once scanned, songs can be found using the Search Computer and Random Song features. You can start a scan from the Options screen (gear icon). It runs in the background, but pauses during gameplay to make sure there aren’t any framerate hiccups.

New Skins
This update also comes with two new skins. The first is called Minimum and it’s for those that want to play with absolutely no distractions. The other is called One Day - and is just that. The sun rises at the start of the song and sets before the end. The wind blows with the intensity of the music, moving clouds and grass with the song. This one was a lot of fun to work on and I hope you enjoy visiting there!




Other stuff
  • Better performance on the Manifold skin. It now stays at super resolution on even more machines.
  • Bolder colors on both the Manifold and Horizon skins.


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June 25

Streaming is down

Streaming from youtube is no longer available. Sorry about that, but I'm working on alternatives.
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About This Game

"Audioshield is the most purely joyful time I’ve had with a facebox on" (Alec Meer, Rock Paper Shotgun)

"Audioshield: Feels like music-melee Missile Command-and we love it" (Ars Technica)

"AudioShield -- a rhythm game -- is HTC Vive's killer app" (Jeff Grubb, VentureBeat)

Experience your entire music collection in VR. Audioshield puts you at the point of impact for every hit in your music. Beats glide in slowly for mellow parts of songs, then ramp up for intense parts of songs with cross-body, double-shield, and high-altitude hits.

Audioshield uses an advanced version of Audiosurf 2's music analysis system to sync with any song from your collection.

Every song has its own online leaderboard. Audioshield also supports local leaderboards to easily compete with friends during look-at-my-awesome-new-VR-system parties.

"Let's punch the hell out of music in virtual reality with Audioshield" (Polygon)

"Audioshield found some neuroreceptor in the deepest cavern of my brain—one that can only be stimulated by an incredible combination of sight, sound, and motion—and flooded it with a sensation that has left me reeling for days." (Ars Technica)

"Fighting Music in VR. This is the coolest sh** ever." (Jericho)

"VR Missile Command inside a neon rave, set to your own music." (PC Gamer)

"The physicality of standing in place to fend off incoming orbs feels powerful" (IGN)

"...your music library comes to life as a fully immersive gaming experience" (UploadVR)

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1 or newer
    • Processor: Intel® i5-4590 / AMD FX 8350 equivalent or greater
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 1050ti / AMD Radeon™ R9 290 equivalent or greater
    • Storage: 900 MB available space

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