Ludum Dare 41: Tempo Quest

“Tempo Quest” by Bruno de Chazelles, Alexis de Chazelles & Théo Moyen.

“[A roguelike] mixed with [the] Dance [Dance Revolution] mechanic[.]”

The most wonderful thing about “Tempo Quest” is the smooth rhythm gameplay. You have to play your instrument – an electric guitar, a synthesizer, drums or a triangle – by pressing the four displayed arrow keys one at a time. Each press will then result in a musical energy attack, which will eventually strike the monster hordes down. If your attacks are precisely done and if you are fast enough, your combo meter will rise up as well.

Your main task in “Tempo Quest” is to collect the four heart types from each dungeon in the game and to bring them to the professor, who wants to research them, so he can find a cure against the monsters. The dungeons are all placed in one of four different locations: The town, the sewers, the desert and the forest. Each location is inhabited by greatly designed and pixeled creatures like angry mushrooms, groups of hissing snakes, giant rats and animated fans. The sound design of all of them is simply hilarious. So grab up to three friends or fight alone to enjoy this special fighting game, which is not just aesthetically pleasing, but also gameplay-wise. >>PLAY