Opus is an awesome arcade style shoot 'em up mixed in with some rather unique and cool music intergrated features, along with a kicking rad art style. Sort of like what would happen if G-Darius had a baby with Audiosurf. I’ve spent an hour on it myself playing my own collection of 8-bit chiptune music, which it seems to work very well with.
A tip with any music-based game like this, is to play very loud fast stuff if you want to increase the intensity of your gameplay thus inducing a barrel of fun.
Here’s text from the website
What is Opus?
Opus is a two-dimensional, constantly moving, side-scrolling, action, shoot-'em-up, with real-time music-based level generation.
The goal of the game is to provide a forum for the player to experience the expression of music. The game’s core function is to facilitate (in real-time) the player’ experience of music as it is translated into gameplay.
Opus is a student game made in 8 weeks.
Load Your Music
Players are allowed to load their choice of music (in MP3 format) into the game, which is then processed by the engine and made into a level. Players must then shoot and avoid obstacles and enemies, which are all spawned by the sound analyzer. The player’s end goal is to reach the finale of the song without loosing all of their lives.
Become the Hero
Each song tells a unique story. Listen to your music in a new way.
Powerup and Rack Up Points
Opus has different sets of powerups and weapons that will aide in destroying the enemies. Collect point orbs and combo-kill enemies to increase your score.
Some pictures of the game itself.
(screenshots don’t do this game enough justice)
This game will soon have it’s own download meaning you can just pick up and play any time straight from your desktop.
Please support the team by spreading this game around as much as you can, and to anyone you’d think would enjoy a game like this. It’s not a well known game yet, and I’m sure some recognition would be an awesome reward for the team’s hard efforts that went into making this game.
You could also recommend songs to play for each other in this thread, what song has given you the best gameplay so far.
NOTE: Close all other tabs if you want this game to play flawlessley.
Close any Youtube tabs especially, or Opus will freeze. Apparently they’re working on this.
So on you go - play it.