PowerBeatsVR is an intense, rhythm-based VR fitness game, which is meant to be a fun and effective means of a virtual workout with lots of boxing, smashing, and dodging. Unlock weapons with unique features and imprint your name on the worldwide leaderboards.
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Positive (18) - 83% of the 18 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Apr 18, 2019

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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We believe that the best way to develop great games is with the help of a living community behind. The feedback we got from early stage players during live events was so valuable that we decided to take this to the next level with Early Access. It will help us to make PowerBeatsVR the best game it can be.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“It depends to a large extent on the reception of the game. The more people enjoy it and crave for more, the more content and features we will certainly add. Right now, we want to move out of Early Access before the end of 2019.”

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

“More content will be the focus of our work with the priorities set by the community. We’d like to implement the following:

  • Level editor & custom music support
  • Calorie counter
  • Heart rate monitor support
  • More songs & challenges
  • More performance measures
  • Performance optimization
  • "Friends" Leaderboards
  • Stamina Mode
  • Party Mode
  • More environments
  • Multiplayer mode

Visit our Development Roadmap on Trello to see all planned features and what we are currently working on.

Plans may change over time, as we are in Early Access for a reason and the community feedback will play an important role during further development.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“We believe that PowerBeatsVR, even as Early Access, is already amongst the best rhythm-based VR fitness games, and is capable of providing hours of enjoyable entertainment as single player experience at home or in VR arcades.

The Early Access version provides nicely working core mechanics and enough content for casual gaming and competitive playing, which includes:

  • 12 songs
  • 3 difficulties
  • 4 weapons with a different playstyle
  • 3 environments
  • Online leaderboards
  • Avatar spectator mode
  • LIV Mixed Reality support

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

“The price will not change during Early Access. We may raise the price for the full release, depending on the community feedback and amount of content added during development.”

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

“Listening and responding to our community will be pivotal. We will discuss new features with our community as they are developed. We also encourage the community to give us feedback and to report issues.

Also, feel free to send us your content ideas of what you would like to see in a future version of the game. You can contact us via the Steam forum, or our Discord Channel. We would love to meet you there.”
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Notice: Requires a virtual reality headset. See the VR Support section for more info.

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May 2

PowerBeatsVR v1.02 Update Notes



Hey everyone,

this is just a short hotfix to handle the random FPS drops, which occurred on some systems due to a bug in Unity (the game’s engine) whenever the game window lost focus.

Until now, the solution was to click within the game window to restore focus and the normal FPS values. With this hotfix, the game should restore the normal framerate whenever you start a challenge if the bug happened before during long inactivity. This is only a temporary solution and will become obsolete as soon as the bug is fixed within Unity.

Feel free to contact us, if you are still having some issues with that. You can join the PowerBeatsVR community on our Discord server and chat with us there. Also, if you have ideas or feedback you want to share, please tell us. We would love to hear from you!

Cheers,
the 5 guys behind PowerBeatsVR

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April 20

PowerBeatsVR Development Roadmap


As some of you asked for a development roadmap, we set up a Trello board, where you can see our planned features, known issues, and what we are currently working on. You can find it here: https://trello.com/b/2yNQWbbJ/powerbeatsvr-development-roadmap

If you haven't already joined the PowerBeatsVR community on our Discord server (https://discord.gg/Ex5fYjd) make sure to give it a visit, report bugs, share feedback, discuss ideas with us, and just help us in making an amazing game.

See you there!

Cheers,
Team PowerBeatsVR
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Reviews

“One of the most promising VR rhythm games available...”
VR Fitness Insider

“Arcade version of BoxVR ... this game is so intense ... this is crazy ... this is quite a workout ...”
A player's review (FastLawyer)

“This game does succeed as a fun and effective means of cardio ... 20 min of this and I broke a decent sweat”
A player's review (GamingWithMatteo311)

About This Game

PowerBeatsVR is an intense rhythm-based VR fitness game, which is meant to be a fun and effective means of a virtual workout with lots of boxing, smashing, and dodging.

Gameplay


This game emphasizes full-body movement, is primarily based on boxing, and rewards you for putting more strength into your hits on higher levels of difficulty. The gameplay is fast and powerful.

You will experience intense (some players would say crazy) and fun VR workouts on higher levels of difficulty. Or you can choose the easier modes for just having fun while smashing rocks to the beat of a diverse and energetic soundtrack. In all cases, you can try to get to the top of the worldwide leaderboards.

This game offers you:

  • Handmade Layouts: Every challenge is finely tuned to fit the underlying song.
  • Immersive Environments: Choose between several atmospheric environments, such as desert, outer space, and medieval ages.
  • 3 Difficulties: Start with the first difficulty and work your way up. Or directly jump to the Expert mode and handle an insane amount of targets and obstacles.
  • 4 Unique Weapons: Fight with your bare fists, wield powerful hammers, grab some shields, or use a chargeable weapon for massive destruction. It’s your choice, once unlocked.
  • Diverse Game Mechanics: Smash flying rocks, dodge spiky obstacles or solid walls, follow dynamic streams, and use the unique feature of your weapon to beat your own high-score.
  • Global Leaderboards: Work your way up on the leaderboards and become number one.

This game doesn't have:

  • Lightsabers

One more note from the developers

Feel free to contact us if you have feedback, questions, or issues with the game. We’ll do our best to get back to you and provide support if needed. Also, let us know if you enjoyed the game because that would make our day!

Mixed Reality Support:

The game fully supports LIV and the regular SteamVR quadrant view for Mixed Reality.

Arcades

PowerBeatsVR is available via the Steam Arcade program and via SpringboardVR.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 or later, 64bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-4590
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon R9 29
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-6500
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 480
    • Storage: 2 GB available space

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