Get your groove on with Synth Riders! Notes fly and beats pulse in this cyberpunk VR rhythm game. Synthwave music has taken over the world and it's up to you...to jam.
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Jul 12, 2018
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By Ѕtеам 250 April 20

“Rated 217th best Steam Hidden Gem, with 98% positive reviews from 88 gamers!”

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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 have big plans for Synth Riders, but first, we want to make sure we get the mechanics right. In any rhythm game, the most important thing is for it to be fun and easy to pick up but challenging to master. Our goal is to get feedback on both the ease of use and the difficulty levels so we can optimize both. And of course, we want to make the game as fun to play as possible!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We would like to release a full version by the end of August 2019! With your feedback, we can improve the mechanics, calibrate the difficulty levels, and ensure a polished finished product.”

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

“Our main plan is to add additional levels, but first, we want to make sure the levels we've created work well. We also want to add more achievements, build out a global leaderboard, add additional note types, and even potentially add a level creator.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“From a gameplay perspective, the game is largely finished. All of the features listed in the "About This" section are currently implemented. Now our goal is to optimize the mechanics and difficulty levels, add additional songs, and potentially make it a more "social" experience with a leaderboard and level creation/sharing.”

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

“Yes, as the game grows in complexity we will need to adjust the price accordingly. However, our goal is always to provide great value for our fans.”

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

“We'll take feedback any way we can get it! We love reviews and comments so please leave them on the Steam Store. We'll also be scouring social media for clips, reviews, and comments. Any feedback, especially on our mechanics and difficulty settings, is deeply appreciated and will help us make Synth Riders the ultimate synthwave cyberpunk experience!”
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Recent updates View all (14)

June 24

Version 2.1.4.6

Hey everyone,
  • Bug fixes with YUR integration
  • Boxing mode has changed a little bit:
    • We took out the boxing meter
    • The 3 types of boxing intensities have changed
      • Normal: punching gives you a higher score, but not punching doesn't cause a miss.
      • Hard: you have to punch harder (faster) to get the velocity score, but not punching doesn't cause a miss
      • Intense: maximum force is the same as hard, but not punching hard in this section causes a miss
  • We brought back the intro screen that most people loved, but now you can turn it on and off over the graphic settings
  • We changed the name of the modality "endurance" to be "Challenge"

Thanks for all the support! Let’s connect on Discord
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June 20

Free Music Pack and YUR.FIT integration!

Hey everyone,

We are very excited to present the first free music pack for Synth Riders, FiXT Essentials - Vol 1! This is a collection of 5 new songs from FiXT, a music label gathering independent electronic-rock artists. In this update, we also introduce the world’s first native integration with a calorie counting and fitness tracker https://yur.fit/.

Game update changelog:
  • FIXT music pack with 5 new free songs
  • YUR fitness profile integration
  • Cross-platform online leaderboard
  • Master level difficulty
  • New scenario
  • New modes: regular, boxing and endurance
  • Different modifiers to challenge your gameplay
  • Dynamic lights now integrated in all of the scenarios
  • Performance optimizations and bug fixes
Editor 1.7.3 changelog:
  • Custom level difficulty up to 3X speed
  • Dynamic lights control
  • Bug fixes
Check out the brand new trailer that highlights the update:

http://youtu.be/d39GXuQj23s
FiXT Essentials - Vol 1 playlist:
  • “Unshakeable” (Formal One Remix) by Celldweller
  • “Enemy” (Gydra Remix) by Blue Stahli
  • “Dust to Dust” (Zardonic Remix) by Circle of Dust
  • “Wolves” by Voicians
  • “Free” by Raizer

YUR.FIT Profile will keep track of your calories through the combination of an in-game integration and YUR.FIT mobile app that presents the progress (coming soon). To open the YUR dashboard, find it on the home screen, or simply stretch the right arm across the torso with both index triggers held down, then you release the triggers. Visit https://YUR.chat to join the community and find more interesting information about nutrition, environment, and lifestyle using VR for fitness.

We hope that you will enjoy jamming to the new songs and getting fit in the process. Stay tuned for more free content while Synth Riders leave Early Access later this year.

Thanks for all the support! Let’s connect on Discord


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Reviews

“I played SynthRiders for 40 minutes, and I was dripping sweat and couldn’t lift my arms by the end. My VR Cover definitely needs a wash after this.”
8.5 – VR Fitness Insider

About This Game

Synth Riders is a rhythm game that takes you on a journey into a stunning neon colored cyberpunk world with beautiful stages and music from top Synthwave artist from around the world.

Your goal is to hit different colored notes that fly towards you according to the beat with the corresponding orb in your hand while dodging obstacles. Some notes come on their own, others in long lines, some need to be hit with one specific orb, others with both orbs simultaneously. This all creates a great dance-like feeling from the rhythm of the songs and is a great workout.

Features:



  • Unique gameplay and simple rules
  • Good for workout and chill
  • Active Modding Community
  • 21 songs from top synthwave and electro-rock artists
  • Cross-platform online leaderboards
  • YUR Fitness Calorie Tracker


  • Avatars System


  • Mixed reality using LIV technology


  • 6 beautiful hand designed scenarios

Recent Reviews:



"I appreciate the depth already present in Synth Riders. I still think it’s an excellent vanilla experience with the possibility to modify and make it as difficult as you might want. So, thrillseekers, what’s your favorite track?" - VR Fitness Insider

"Had a blast playing this game. Great music and great visuals along with enough challenge to keep it interesting." - Mad_Hatter569

"As soon as I launched this game I was in love with it. I adore everything to do with Synthwave/Retrowave/Outrun and everything about this game is exactly that. The moment you launch it up to the main menu and load into a song captures the style perfectly." - Hime Best Boy

Players In Action:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrUQHC-8D6Y&t=10s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQs5XNqRPsg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQtU4nQ4t7c

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7/8.1/10 (64bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 Sandy Bridge or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 960 or equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 3000 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7/8.1/10 (64bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core i7 Skylake or equivalent
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 1060 or equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Storage: 3000 MB available space

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