Rhythm Violence Comes to PS4 in 2016 With Thumper

June 8, 2015 Written by Jason Dunning

In development at Drool for the past few years, Thumper is a “rhythm violence game” coming to PlayStation 4 in 2016.

Stripping rhythm gaming down to its core by using one analog stick and one button to control a space beetle, Drool’s Marc Flury talked about Thumper:

By keeping the gameplay pure and simple, we combine classic rhythm-action with speed and satisfying physicality. The basic move set of thumping, sliding, and turning is easy to learn. But as you careen onward, you’ll need to master new moves and survive adrenalizing boss encounters. To reach synesthetic bliss, you must go through rhythm hell. And nothing can prepare you for the ultimate confrontation with an insane giant head from the future: CRAKHED.

Developer Drool consists of two rhythm game veterans – Brian Gibson, who was an artist on Amplitude, Guitar Hero, and Rock Band, and Marc Flury, who was the Lead Programmed on The Beatles: Rock Band and Dance Central.

Flury adds:

We both have over ten years of experience making rhythm games. With Thumper, we want to bring something unique to the genre. Brian is the bassist for the noise-rock band Lightning Bolt and he’s creating Thumper’s original soundtrack. The music varies from thunderous drumbeats to dark synth blasts to eerie cosmic drones. Using our custom engine, we handcraft the gameplay and audio together. Every sound, collision, and visual effect is coherent and interwoven for maximum impact. There’s no blood or gore in Thumper, but you will feel the violence.

What do you think of Thumper?

[Source: PS Blog]