But I'm going to do it anyway. Because while VidRhythm lacks many of those oh-so-important game components, it brings a hell of a lot of manic, hilarious fun to the table.
Though the videos created by VidRhythm may look like delicately tuned, meticulously timed productions, creating one is a breeze: You just have to fill in a small handful of song components with one-second clips of, well, anything. Each video slot provides you with instructions on the sound that clip should contain: A low "BOM" sound for the bass drum slot, or a high "eee" sound in the melody, the tone for which is provided by a tuner.
If you've got an ear for pitch, you can create harmonious masterpieces, like this one from Harmonix:
Or, if you're not the singing type, there are plenty of options for the spoken-word, slam poetry crowd. For example, check out our website's new theme song:
Or, as a friend figured out after a night of VidRhythm experimentation, you can ignore the instructions altogether, and create a cacophonous nightmare medley:
Or, you can just get really enthusiastic about cats:
I rest my case.
VidRhythm is available from the iOS App Store for $1.99. We're always looking for new distractions. Want to submit your game for Portabliss consideration? You can reach us at portabliss aat joystiq dawt com.
- Key specs
- Form factor Tablet
- Operating system iOS (8)
- Screen size 9.7 inches
- Storage type Internal storage (16 GB, Flash)
- Maximum battery life Up to 10 hours
- Dimensions 9.4 x 6.6 x 0.24 in
- Weight 0.96 lb
- Announced 2014-10-16
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