Jan 13
Just Shapes & Beats - BerzerkStudio
Yoooo quick patch note for y'all, nothing super crazy, just finally obliterated some lingering bugs that escaped us over the years.

1.3.19 Steam Release Notes
- Fixed issue where menus could stack over gameplay
- Fixed typo for ‘Till It’s Over’ in the credits
- Added the possibility of getting 5 and 25 Beat Points coins while waiting in the Lobby of a public online challenge
- Removed unused DLLs from the build
- Fixed issue with error management when joining an online challenge from a Steam invitation
- Fixed issue with some scripts not being updated using the correct method

Cheers and happy 2020!
Just Shapes & Beats - BerzerkStudio
Mixtape #2: Just Shovels & Knights

Our buddies over at Yacht Club Games are releasing a bunch of new Shovel Knight things so we thought "hey what if we tried to do Shovel Knight tracks for Just Shapes & Beats, that could be raaaaad." and so we did.

These new tracks are *exclusive* remixes from some of our favorite composers, and are based on the blue knight and his nemeses... nemesii?.. nemesiseses?... based on Plague Knight, Specter Knight and King Knight!
  • Danimal Cannon - Strike the Earth! (remix)
  • Rainbowdragoneyes - Flowers of Antimony (remix)
  • Kubbi - In the Halls of the Usurper (remix)
  • Shirobon - La Danse Macabre (remix) <--- BRAND NEW BOSS

You can play these tracks randomly over in Challenge mode and unlock them in in the Playlist with Beat Points.

It's been a blast to work with such iconic music, we're HUGE fans at the studio... as in we like Shovel Knight a lot... not that we're like... huge, I mean I work out but I wouldn't... where was I going with this...


As per tradition, we just pushed a small patch that fixed a few things, and broke others, as we do. Here's the full list, if that's your thing.
  • Fixed issue where faster refresh rates monitor could not use Vsync, and accelerated the animations.
  • Added a ‘vsync’ option in the settings, enabled by default.
  • Fixed issue in Strike the Earth (Hardcore) where some squares were missing from rotating lines
  • Fixed issue with a random circle appearing in La Danse Macabre (Normal)
  • Fixed issue with duplicated circles in La Danse Macabre (Hardcore)
  • Fixed issue with missing lasers in In the Halls of the Usurper (Normal)
  • Fixed issue with walls warnings not appearing sometimes
  • Created performance issues when scrolling quickly through the Playlist menu
  • Fixed said performance issue when scrolling quickly through the Playlist menu


Already wrote too many words, so I'll TL;DR for you


-Your pals, the Berzerk crew

Just Shapes & Beats - BerzerkStudio
We're super happy to announce that our Mixtape #2, "Just Shovels & Knights" is coming right into your eyeballs and eardrums for freeeeee next week! For those who haven't been following the things we do, it will be a cross event between the blue shovel person and his band of merry antagonists, well, in the ways of music, not like, the characters themselves... you know dang well what I meant.

I'll go in more deets on launch day, but yeah, the new tracks are ab-so-lu-tely insane, they are classics from Shovel Knight's Jake Kaufman, but remixed by JSB contributing artists, I'm crazy hyped for y'all to hear them!

That accidentally ties in pretty nicely with the Steam Awards announcement from yesterday, but I'll play this like it was planned all along. If you think we've been doing a good job at doing the things we do, it would be AWESOME of you if you'd nominate us for Labor of Love!

Lastly, if you or one of your friends have been on the fence about buying the game, now's a good time to do so, as we're on saaaaaaaaaale, buy it, gift it, wishlist it if you can't, or don't, as one cannot always get what one desires, but if you can't, we'd appreciate if you'd at least take a minute to click that button up there, that's free, like our love.







Jun 25, 2019
Just Shapes & Beats - BerzerkStudio
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.


- 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.

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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.
Just Shapes & Beats - BerzerkStudio

We quietly pushed Mac & Linux builds earlier this week, it seems to work well enough so we're making it official!

Players who purchased the game for PC can now also play on Mac and Linux machines without running some makeshift hack dark wizardry, saves should carry too, so that's a thing!

On the subject of cloud saves, this update changes the way save data is managed, so to make sure everything goes smoothly, run the game after the update FIRST on the computer where you have the most progress. That save will then become your cloud save, everything will be awesome with unicorns and rainbows*.

If anything goes wrong, just send us an email at troublemakeitdouble@justshapesandbeats.com or join our discord community, and we'll get you all patched up in no time!

*no unicorns or rainbows will appears, this is only a figure of speech. Dunno why I felt the need to specify as I'm sure you are smart enough to not expect rainbows or unicorns, but these days you never know.
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Super happy to announce that the first Mixtape drops today, YAY.

This Mixtape includes five awesome tracks from Fantomenk, Meganeko, Shirobon and Zef, they can be found in the Challenge Run and in the Playlist, hope you like em!

On top of this, we have a gallon of Quality of life thangs, here's the full changelog:

Δ UPDATE 1.1 ♫
  • Various stage revamps: fixed some cheap shots and safe zones, should now be easier, or harder ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  • Destroid has now landed in the Challenge Run loop, god help us all
  • BP rebalancing: it should be less tedious to unlock the later tracks
  • Faster Reset: You will no longer return to the map after the IT'S OVER screen, you can still go back from the pause menu.
  • Reset Story: You can now reset your Story Mode progress, in case you'd want to replay it from the beginning and have not unlocked the chapter selection.
  • Discord Rich Presence is now supported
  • We'll be supporting new languages over the months; this month we're adding Korean

If you have any questions or bugs to report, please poke us at troublemakeitdouble@justshapesandbeats.com, or join our discord community, people are super helpful there!

We have a lot more coming, thanks so much for being awesome, it means the world to us!
Just Shapes & Beats - BerzerkStudio
In true indie dev fashion, we just pushed a week 1 patch that should fix most of the desync issues you might have been encountering online. Emphasis on most, and should.

If you encounter any more of these desyncs or have questions about stuff, please email us at troublemakeitdouble@justshapesandbeats.com, or swing by our discord as your question might have already been answered, we're pretty active there!

Thanks so much for all the feedback, the good vibes and for playing. It's been a crazy weekend, you guys are the absolute best!


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