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May 17, 2011 | 4:19 AM EDT
  • Daily 2nd Place May 18, 2011

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Shmusicup (Shoot-music-up) is a hybrid of a rhythm/music game and a shoot'em up where the enemy bullet patterns are generated by any mp3 chosen from your music collection!

Choose an mp3 from your computer or select one of the free songs provided to begin.

Arrow keys - Movement
Z - Shoot
X - Bomb
P - Pause
C - Continue

More instructions can be found in the game, under "How to Play".

Awesome to get awarded "Daily 2nd Place - 05/18/2011"!

Thanks for all the support and votes! If you liked Shmusicup please recommend us for a collection as well! Would be great to be featured in the shooters collection here!

**Major update 09/06/11**
Released Flare stage and Graze mode for free! Experience the intense bullet patterns of Flare!

Thank you as well for all the reviews and feedback, as much as we want to reply to each individual, we are getting quite busy with fixing bugs and testing out suggestions for improvements so we apologise if we missed out anyone. Rest assured that we read through each and every one of the reviews though, so your voices and feedback are definitely heard!

- Update -
21/5/11 - Added error message for players who experience the bug in some browsers where more than one Flash is running
20/5/11 - Fixed album art bug

Note: After much investigation and research we finally found out the problem where some players cannot play the game in some browsers. Unfortunately this problem lies in the Adobe Flash plugin, and is caused when more than one Flash is running (including advertisements). The bug is in the computeSpectrum command, which we used in our game. Adobe has already been notified of the bug and a detailed bug report can be found here: http://bugs.adobe.com/jir a/browse/FP-147

This problem is most prominent in Google Chrome, whereas most players with Firefox and Safari are fine, although some did reported the issue. (An update to the Flash player should solve the issue in Firefox / Safari). So far there have not been complaints for Internet Explorer.

The game now traps the error and provides instructions on how to work around it. A workaround for this problem is to either close any other Flash running, or run the game in a different web browser. Alternatively PC players can also download the game from www.shmusicup.com.

It has been an arduos task trying to fix this elusive bug, and we're pretty disappointed that in the end we need to depend on Adobe's fix, which obviously will take some time.

Very sorry for the inconvenience caused. We hope that Adobe resolves this issue as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding!

Reviews


sithmaster0sithmaster0

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

I like this game.

I really do. Although, I dislike the fact that I have to buy the game to play the other half of it, or even to change some options. Really? You're going to make me pay $10 for options and a few bosses? I understand that this is a decent game, and I love the fact that you can play your own music, but as it's been stated many times before there doesn't seem to be any real change between the beat and the amount of bullets on the screen. If you HAVE to try and make a profit off of it, then at least make it so you can add characters or levels later on, or release packs that are like, $5 each.

In short:

1. I'm dissatisfied with the game over-all. Great concept but needs work. There are times when I move my character and for no reason at all the button sticks and she keeps going in that direction.

2. I'm not going to pay $10 or even $15 dollars to play a game that is Touhou with music addons when Touhou is free.

However, like I've said, it's a decent game with a great concept.


Tzai responds:

Hey sithmaster0, thanks for your feedback! Lots of work has been done to tune the game to cater for all kinds of music and sync it well, although it may not be 100% in sync to every song, as the system is dynamic and also there are various computational limits to it.

The bullet patterns are also balanced so that it would not be too insanely hard right from the start that only hardcore shmup fans can play, so that might have affected the sync slightly as well. Later levels which are harder have been reported to represent the music better, mainly because the bullets are allowed to come out in time with every beat, creating a crazy bullet hell.

Please also understand that we are not trying to become millionaires by selling the game, what we want is to get enough support and revenue to continue producing good games as a company, and in order to do that we have to get a sustainable stream of income. Thank you for your understanding, we will keep improving!


pokemonwizpokemonwiz

Rated 3 / 5 stars

Does not work

None of my music works, I only get annoying Stereo Noise.


Tzai responds:

Hey pokemonwiz, sorry that your songs do not work. Due to Flash limitations there are a small number of mp3s that are not compaitable with the online version. Please try the download version at www.shmusicup.com, which has better support for mp3 and other file formats such as aac, m4a, flv and mp4. Hope you will enjoy it! Thanks!


ANewManANewMan

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

Not impressive....

But, it makes a good app!


Tzai responds:

Hi ANewMan, thanks for playing! We are looking into mobile versions of Shmusicup as well.


darkwilhelmdarkwilhelm

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

a comment

good but my song does not walk


Tzai responds:

Thanks for playing, darkwilhelm! Sorry that your songs do not work. Due to Flash limitations there are a small number of mp3s that are not compaitable with the online version. Please try the download version at www.shmusicup.com, which has better support for mp3 and other file formats such as aac, m4a, flv and mp4. Hope you will enjoy it! Thanks!


oglebogleOOOOOoglebogleOOOOO

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Quick question

I love the game, but how do get my audio files from itunes to work? It is not registering in my Library when i select it.


Tzai responds:

Hello oglebogleOOOOO, great to know you love the game! The online version supports only mp3, and some audio in iTunes might be in m4a or aac. Please have a go at the download version at www.shmusicup.com, which has better support for mp3 and other file formats such as m4a, aac, flv and mp4. It's free to try! Thanks!