"Just Shapes & Beats" is a chaotic co-op musical bullet-hell based on three simple things: avoid Shapes, move to the kick-ass Beats, and die, repeatedly.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (782) - 99% of the 782 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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May 31, 2018
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June 25

In the year 2000

Helloooo there, welcome to our enchanted castle, please have some bread.

There is no bread here actually, only patch notes, because we've pushed update v1.2.25 today, so if things feel a bit different, that's why.

THINGS THAT CHANGED THAT MIGHT BE WORTH OF MENTION:

- You can now play with the keyboard AND controllers! TECHNOLOGY!
- The song playing during the voting process online is now the one that YOU are voting for.
- The "Join" interface button now displays the icons for the controllers actually connected to your computer. Neat!
- Now when going back to the title screen, the player list is reset.
- Players getting resurected from hitting a checkpoint now have a small invincibility period. Just like when your friend saves you!
- Fixed bugs with joining full online rooms.
- Fixed bug where the credits text could explode in the options menu.
- Fixed issue where the "Hardcore" label would not show up between tracks in Playlist mode
- Fixed issue with collisions (especially visible in Legacy and Lunar Whale)
- Fixed issue with keyboard inputs being override by options menu input or backspace in Community room menu.
- Fixed issue with mouse inputs being detected through the Steam overlay
- Fixed issue with the camera doing weird things after rewinding in a scrolling level

Should all be pretty much bug free, but in case it isn't, ping us at troublemakeitdouble@justshapesandbeats.com or join our band of merry peeps on discord, the whole gang is awesome and super helpful!

Hope ya'll enjoy the changes, and if you are new here and just downloaded the game during the sale, please ignore everything I just typed, it was always like this, we would never launch a game with bugs in it...


n e v e r.


KBYE4NOW
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May 31

So you thought this was hard?

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US

As I write these words, our latest update should now be rolled out in all regions, and we're super excited about it, as it's our BIIIIRTHDAYYYYY!

Thrillseekers out there will find a whole new world to bang their head to, every single track has been redesigned, patterns reimaginated, kombats are even more mortal, all that sha-bang.

You can find these in Challenge runs, Online and Offline, as well as in the playlist; I'd say prepare to die, but I hear that this has already been claimed by another game that enjoys their player's misery, so... hmm... prepare to dance.

On top of the new hardcore difficulty, we've added new language support for German, Russian, Traditional & Simplified Chinese. We personally don't speak any of these so if you find something wrong with it, please contact us so we can try to get our lovely translators to fix it!

Bugs and all around issues should be sent over at troublemakeitdouble@justshapesandbeats.com or join our awesome discord community, if we can't answer you right away, I'm certain someone in there will be glad to do it for you!

You all have a wonderful weekend now, inside, playing Just Shapes & Beats, yes.
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Reviews

“Just Shapes & Beats is a magical hybrid between a bullet hell shoot-'em-up and rhythm game.”
Alissa McAloon, Destructoid

“Just Shapes & Beats is as intense as any bullet hell game [...] But it's one that's easy to get into, not just because of the simple control scheme and the growing desire to escape alive, but because of the catchy soundtrack.”
Ozzie Mejia, ShackNews

“Just Shapes and Beats is a mesmerizing rhythm game with an exceedingly simple idea.”
Neal Ronaghan, Nintendo World Report

About This Game



"Just Shapes & Beats" is a chaotic co-op musical bullet-hell based on three simple things: avoid Shapes, move to the kick-ass Beats, and die, repeatedly. It’s a new spin on the SHMUP genre, adding a layer of cooperation that’s at the core of the game: because everything is better with friends. Play alone or with up to four players, local or online, through the game’s Story Mode or Challenge Runs.



You like music? SO. DO. WE. That's why we have 35 hand crafted stages with licensed tracks from over 20 chiptune and EDM artists.

Hits like a ton of brick straight into your eardrums and your eyeballs; BAM.




Gather up your squad and play up to 4 player co-op, drop-in drop-out, either all on your couch for a house party, or an online party!

Don't have/like your friends? WE GOTCHU MY DUDES, make new or BETTER friends by playing a few quick online challenge runs. Let us pick your new best buds for the next hours; strangers are just friends you haven't met yet.

Kind of a lone wolf, back hurts from carrying people, would rather play with yourself? Do it, the game is just as fun, just a different experience waiting for you; ain't nobody judging here yo.




We have many different game experiences to offer! Story mode helps you learn the ropes with our intermediate-ish tracks and the optional Casual mode. When you think you’re ready, Challenge Runs is where you get to prove yourself: get judged on your skills by playing through randomly picked tracks.

Need some kind of training montage to get better? Rip off your sleeves and practice the tracks you’re struggling to master in the Playlist.




Literally the soundtrack for your party! Let the game play in Party Mode and light up your social gatherings, + you can even have people playing those cool party stages while the music plays if they're into that, because WE'VE THOUGHT ABOUT EVERYTHING.

So yea, go ahead and throw the most epic party of your life thanks to us, you are welcome.

System Requirements

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    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Microsoft® Windows® 7
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 3.0 GHz 64 bits Processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 10-compatible graphics card with at least 256MB of video memory
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Microsoft® Windows® 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 3.5GHz 64 bits Processor
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 11-compatible graphics card with at least 512MB of video memory
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: macOS 10.12
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 3.0 GHz 64 bits Processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL compatible graphics card with at least 256MB of video memory
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: macOS 10.14
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 3.5GHz 64 bits Processor
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL compatible graphics card with at least 512MB of video memory
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Ubuntu 16.04
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 3.0 GHz 64 bits Processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL compatible graphics card with at least 256MB of video memory
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Ubuntu 18.04
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 3.5GHz 64 bits Processor
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL compatible graphics card with at least 512MB of video memory
    • Storage: 1 GB available space

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