Art & Images - Chroma: Harmonix introduce new rhythm shooter
by Abdul Rob
Harmonix, the developers behind Guitar Hero and Rock Band are developing an intriguing new title named Chroma.
The game is a blend of multiplayer team based FPS shooter (complete with classes and load outs) and a rhythm game, where timing your actions with the music adds to the effectiveness of your abilities and actions.
Not only does it attempt to blend two genres that we haven’t seen merge before, but it’s also free to play and headed for Steam. Currently the game is in alpha testing (see link at the bottom) and Engadget reports that they do need to polish up the rather hectic experience, as the learning curve is supposedly big and lag needs to be kept to a minimum in a multiplayer rhythm-fps game, as one might imagine.
Personally, I’m excited to see how it turns out, even if this title doesn’t succeed it could possibly pave the way for future titles, and a new breed of game which is always interesting.
Screenshot’s from the in game environment from the upcoming Fractal OSC, a music exploration game. See the music and bring it together from the environment as you explore the colourful Daft Punk music video-esque setting.