Rhythm games have been a popular video game genre since the days of Dance Dance Revolution in the '90s, and if Valve’s list of top selling VR games is any indication, the genre won’t be dying anytime soon. There are two rhythm games in the top seller’s list: Beat Saber is one of the Platinum sellers, and Audioshield is a Gold seller.
Like several other games on the top seller’s list, Audioshield was one of the launch-day titles that shipped alongside the HTC Vive. Overall, Audioshield has “very positive” reviews on Steam. However, a major part of the game relied on streaming from YouTube, which is now broken because Google recently discontinued that functionality. The change spurred many negative reviews, and it wil llikely contribute to slower sales in the back half of 2018.
Dylan Fitterer, the game's creator, said he is looking for alternatives, as he did when the game transitioned away from Soundcloud. Audioshield still supports local music files, such as MP3s.
- HMD Support: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Windows MR
- Input: Motion controllers
- Publisher: Dylan Fitterer
- Developer: Dylan Fitterer
- Store Page: Steam
- Sales Rating: Gold