I just released this in early access on Itch.io - Synth Sliders for PlayDate - EARLY ACCESS by Aricus (itch.io)
Do you feel like rocking a bit on your shiny new PlayDate? I present to you Synth Sliderz, my personal take on the Trombone Champ game for our little yellow box of fun. Using the accelerometer, you will tilt the PlayDate to match up the oncoming notes and press A or B to play a note. It's like Guitar Hero, but with more sliding and a lot less accuracy!
The first release consists of the following songs, and song packs will be released on a monthly basis for probably 3-4 dollars for 10 more songs.
99 Red Balloons
Can You Feel The Love Tonight
Cliffs of Dover
Every Breath You Take
He's A Pirate
I Walk The Line
In The Valley of the Mountain King
Never Gonna Give You Up
Ring Of Fire
Take Me Home, Country Roads
Under The Sea
I'm currently finishing up polishing of some of the minor things that still annoy me. But it's pretty much 99% done right now. I might sneak in another few songs, we'll see if I have time.
In the future I may add in held notes, I had it at one point and the PlayDate hated having so many sprites on the screen. I might revisit it to see if I can figure out a better way to do it.
Scores are calculated on the note sprite hitting any part of the selector sprite, so it's pretty lenient, which isn't a bad thing because trying to hit all the notes by tilting the play date is HARD. And it's supposed to be, half the fun is how bad it sounds when you're playing!
This IS early access, there might be some jankiness etc. I will be adding some features as it goes along such as
Held Notes (hopefully, but so far PlayDate doesn't like having all the sprites on the screen)
Maybe more effects on the screen
Debating letting players change the track to play any of the other tracks in the song
Turning on the crank instead of tilt. Currently this works in the code, but there is a bug with the SDK and the crank can't move fast enough to hit the notes. PlayDate is working on fixing it and once it is, I'll add the crank in.