Using Rhythm in Video Game Design

Metronome RhythmRhythm is a key ingredient in games that not only have a great sound, but also feel good as you play them. Games like Journey highlight the important of the actual soundtrack, but rhythm also plays heavily into other elements of game animation and design. When it’s done right, it can create an addictively fun experience that keeps players coming back for more.

In this video from Tap Indie, creator Timothy Thomas looks at some great games that use rhythm in different ways to keep the player engaged. From Super Meat Boy to 80s synth classic Hotline Miami, take a look beyond the backing track to explore what really makes a game rhythmically addictive (and super fun to play):

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  • On August 15, 2016