Save patients with your rhythm mastery! Rhythm Doctor is a rhythm game where you heal patients by defibrillating in time to their heartbeats. Learn each patient's unique heartbeat and defeat boss viruses trying to sabotage your rhythm, all set to heart-pumping, soul-soothing music.
Recent Reviews:
Very Positive (195) - 94% of the 195 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Overwhelmingly Positive (18,345) - 98% of the 18,345 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Feb 26, 2021

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Rhythm Doctor is intended to tell a full, overarching story of characters through the lens of a rhythm game, as well as provide players with the tools necessary to establish a community of user-generated content. Although a large portion of the Story Mode is currently included, the story is unfinished and additional levels and scenes will be added in the future. We have included an array of Level Editor tools, but we know that there may be additions and changes we could implement in the future to help players express their ideas visually and mechanically. We'd also like to receive feedback from the community on the game's difficulty and tutorialization of gameplay mechanics, to ensure that players of all skill levels can pick up Rhythm Doctor and enjoy everything it has to offer.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We estimate that Rhythm Doctor will stay in Early Access for more than a year, and the development timeline may be subject to change. It may take longer based on feedback we receive, changes we feel are necessary for our Level Editor tools, and the game mechanics and animations that are involved in creating the concluding chapters of the story.”

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

“Rhythm Doctor's Story Mode is divided into Acts. The Early Access version of the game contains a portion of Acts, but the story is currently incomplete. The full version of the game will contain the entire story. It will include various additional levels, boss levels, interactions, and secrets scattered throughout the game areas, and will include all of our planned game mechanics. The full version will also include an in-game tutorial for our Level Editor tools, and the Level Editor and Custom Level Select will be considered feature-complete.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current Early Access version of Rhythm Doctor contains the first five Acts of Story Mode and several bonus levels, connected by narrative scenes. It contains a Level Editor tool with a variety of features, allowing players to create levels with the same quality and capabilities as the levels we have made. Players can upload their levels to our Steam Workshop, and a Custom Level Select menu allows them to view and play any user-generated levels they have downloaded. Although our Level Editor tools do not have an in-game tutorial, our community has shared guides with fellow players on how to set-up their own levels and use various features.”

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

“If we feel that the game's content, tools, and length are expanded significantly by the launch of the full version, the price may be increased slightly to reflect the scope of the final game. This answer may be subject to change over the course of the Early Access period.”

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

“Leading up to our release onto Steam, we have already had a strong involvement with our community. We discuss mechanics, game balance, game feel, suggestions, and more with our players on a regular basis. The community has had a large role in the design of our Level Editor tools up to this point, and we look forward to continuing to discuss the tools with them and taking feedback on how they can be improved. In the past, our community's interest in the addition of certain features or tools has been a guide in prioritizing our work. Because of the nature of rhythm games, precision in the tweaking of balance and feel is always necessary to create the most fair and rewarding challenge. We expect that a two-way dialogue with our community will continue to be instrumental in providing the best challenge, tutorializing the game in an approachable way, and pushing the boundaries of our editing tools.”
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About This Game

Save lives with your spacebar!

Rhythm Doctor is a rhythm game in a world where defibrillating patients' hearts in sync with their heartbeats has healing properties. Slam your spacebar in perfect time on the 7th beat, and they might just come out okay. But beware - every patient has unique illnesses based on complex music theory: polyrhythms, hemiolas, irregular time signatures...if you don't know what they mean, don't worry. Rhythm Doctor is designed to make you learn music and rhythm theory without even realising it!

  • 20+ handmade levels, each with their own story.
  • Every level introduces a different concept of rhythm theory in an accessible way
  • A large cast of doctors and patients feature in an overarching, character-centric storyline
  • Play the story solo or grab a friend for drop-in drop-out local multiplayer throughout the whole campaign!
  • Robust level editor to make, share, and play community levels! Use your own music, place notes snapped to the beat, and use 50+ different visual effects and backgrounds
  • Challenging "Night Shift" versions of each level for the brave

(Note: 2P mode only works locally. Online 2P via Remote Play is enabled for this game, but it does not work that well right now due to varying latency)

Rhythm Doctor features flashing lights and colors. Please use caution if you have experience with epilepsy or any of its symptoms.

System Requirements

SteamOS + Linux
    • OS *: Windows 7 or later
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel Graphics 4000, 2GB VRAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.
    • OS: macOS 10.13 or later
    • Processor: Natively supports any Intel or Apple Silicon processor.
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel Graphics 4000
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • OS: Linux 4.15+ (e.g. Ubuntu 18.04+)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel Graphics 4000, 2GB VRAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space

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