It's finally done! Although I shouldn't really say "finally" I started working on it last Friday. I was just so excited about this project that I pumped it out really fast.
For anyone who doesn't know me, I'm a computer programmer. It's kinda my thing. I've always been found actionscript amusing and I started thinking of the kinds of games I could make. And well, being the big guitar hero fan that I am, I thought, 'hey, I could make a game like that!' I went to explore the games that were already out in the genre and I noticed one very unfortunate trait across the board: They all lag significantly. And when a game like that lags, the rhythm gets off and the game is painful to play. Well, why did those games lag so badly? Inefficient coding of coarse! So I started to wrap my brain around the idea and I came up with an engine that was approximately 100 lines of code and still work for the engine. What I ended up with was this and the lag time was SIGNIFICANTLY lower than anything I've ever seen. I was so excited that I made up a song for it really quick and this is it. The first demonstration of the game engine.
I chose Lisa Germano because I thought this song would be pretty easy to play. It was only after I finished it that I realized it was a bit challenging. Oh well. Live and learn, right? Now, there is still going to be a minimal amount of lag depending on if you have a slow computer or not (my laptop lags a bit but my desktop is fine) and so I've been working on a lag-calibrator so you can adjust the game to compensate for your computer's lag. But that's a project for another day! Today is the day for beta testing!
If this testing goes well, I'll make full games with multiple songs, unlockable tracks and voting to see what songs will be featured in future games.
Now before you give me all your feedback, I would like to say something: I am not a designer. I know the interface isn't all that pretty. Ideally, I hope to get a designer some day to make the interface look really cool but hey, I couldn't wait to get this one out.
With that said, what do you guys think!? I honestly can't wait to hear back from everyone!