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Dec 18, 2009 | 12:02 PM EST

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Thank you all very much for your awesome feedback!

Don't forget to recommend TREBL2 for the Rhythm Games collection!

I decided to put together a Facebook page for TREBL, where you can follow the development of TREBL 3: Rhythm Arcade (and offer your suggestions/feedback). Check it out:



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Very good

It's a highly addictive game. It's well put together, and I honestly am waiting for whatever new content comes with the third. The video lag can be annoying at times, but if you play more by how the audio runs it's pretty accurate. Sometimes notes appear to be off or missing, but overall this is a really good game. Fix the lag and it's a 10.

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


Can't believe I've only just found this. It's really, really good. Although it's not very playable on this laptop because of the sync with my keyboard / timing but I imagine this will be fixed in 3. My only criticism is so many songs being locked; it's fustrating being forced to play easier songs after playing much harder songs in Stepmania and KBO. I think maybe have only the harder stuff locked for a later challenge.

Really looking forward to 3.

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bigdumbgames responds:

Glad you found it!

One of the things I'm changing in TREBL 3 is the way new songs are unlocked. I don't want to spoil the surprise too much, but the essential gist is that as you play the game, some songs will be automatically unlocked for you, but you'll also have a chance to pick and choose specific songs that you want.

Anyway, it's been a very busy year since TREBL 2 came out, but development on TREBL 3 continues, slowly but surely! I'm looking forward to publishing it as much as you're looking forward to playing it. :D


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Nice, but a little sketchy.

The concept is great, the execution was well put into place, and its definitely a fun game, with all kinds of potential.

It was just a bit laggy :/
The frames get jumpy so the keys don't move so smoothly,
and the audio gets pretty out-of-sync with the visual aspect.

I'm looking forward to seeing how you fix these details in TREBL 3 :)
Keep up the great work!

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Rated 5 / 5 stars


Incrdible. Just Wow.


Rated 3 / 5 stars


HAVE NO UNDERSTANDING OF AUDIO SYNC? Like Nakisima said, you've got fantastic gameplay elements, ITS JUST LAGGY AND DAMNED HARD! This adds up to a game that's terrific in theory, but unplayable after a few minutes! Fix the audio and bring back difficulties!

bigdumbgames responds:

Fear not - The audio sync issues are being dealt with in TREBL 3: Rhythm Arcade!

The new engine features a completely revamped synchronization system that is signficantly more accurate at both unusually high and unusually low framerates.

In my most recent builds, I've stress tested the game as low as 9FPS, and it still holds a clean and steady beat! Of course, the whole thing has been optimized for higher framerates on weaker computers, too, so I'm attacking this problem from both directions!

Difficulty is another issue I'm addressing in TREBL 3. I have resurrected the difficult settings from TREBL1, and players will now be able to choose between a 5-key "Casual Mode" or a 10-key "Hardcore Mode" for every song. Of course, some songs will be easier and some will be harder, but the goal now is to have a softer learning curve for new players, without sacrificing the intensity some of TREBL's more experienced players enjoy about the game's more difficult songs.