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Rhythm Core Alpha 2™ will be released in Europe and Australia on August 15th!

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

We are pleased to announce that the European version of Rhythm Core Alpha 2™ has passed all Nintendo testing and is due to be released in those territories on August 15th. That includes the UK, all of Europe, and Australia!

We are very excited to finally release in Europe and Australia! We can’t wait to hear what kind of music you can make!

Rhythm Core Alpha 2™ will be available as a download for the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DSi game systems in the Nintendo eShop or Nintendo DSiWare store. The price in Europe will be 10 euros, or 1000 Nintendo Points.

Rhythm Core Alpha 2™ is the most full-featured music sequencer / solo instrument available for Nintendo game platforms, designed for creating and playing music live. It includes a traditional drum grid and piano-roll style sequencer, a solo mode with 10 different variations for playing instruments live, a drum screen for playing drums, a mixer screen for controlling levels, and a pattern mode for arranging loops and chord changes to form complete songs.

It contains many synthesis capabilities like ADSR envelopes for volume and pitch, a powerful vibrato/arpeggio feature, and per-track echo.

The buttons can be redefined to change the key and scale of your sequences, and/or jump to different loops or different sections of the pattern (song), a feature that is unique among music software programs on any platform.

There is a full set of editing features for copying notes and beats that is not available in any other Nintendo music tool.

For these reasons, we believe that Rhythm Core Alpha 2™ is the most powerful music program on any game platform, and the most compelling program for the creation of live music.

Rhythm Core Alpha 2 has a great review on Destructoid:

Monday, July 15th, 2013

Hey, we got a great review on Destructoid!

Rhythm Core Alpha 2™ Press Pack available!

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

We are finally starting to contact websites and media about the release of Rhythm Core Alpha 2, something that should have been done awhile ago. We have had the press release and press pack up on the front page for some time now, but are only now getting around to tracking down each website and sending them the good news! Do you know some good places to send press releases about Nintendo software or music creation software? Let us know!

Here is the press release (pdf).

Here is the press pack (press release in PDF and DOCX formats, screens, logo and character art, and our flyer).

Rhythm Core Alpha 2 heads the “Rock the Beat” section of the Nintendo 3DS eShop!

Friday, July 5th, 2013

“Rock the Beat” with Rhythm Core Alpha 2!

Daryle Basarte’s awesome cover art for “Rhythm Core Alpha 2″ heads up the Nintendo 3DS eShop cover page for “Rock the Beat”, a section of music applications!

Nintendo requires changes to artwork… possible release date (for Americas)?

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

Nintendo sent back errors in the screenshots and videos. I sent in new ones. I was told that the earliest that we can ship in the Americas is the 20th of June, so I have asked for that date. Hopefully nothing will prevent that!

While I was fixing up the video I added proper credit to Lucky Button Pusher with old MTV-style corner credits (I even looked up the font they used!) and added some space sounds to the previously soundless end titles sequence. The space sounds were all made with Rhythm Core Alpha 2, of course!
Just little things, but they took six hours to do… I missed the Nintendo server by five minutes (down for maintenance each day) and now I have to wait till 1 am to do the upload.

Rhythm Core Alpha 2 3DS eShop Video

More Lotcheck headaches…

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

So, Nintendo processed my request to submit a new version for testing, and sent the non-approval notice… with two new text bugs in the manual! Which prompted me to go and make yet another version and upload it! I wish they had sent me all of the text bugs the first time so I could just fix them and get on with it…

Then, Nintendo didn’t like me updating the version number since they didn’t get to test the last version at all, so I had to put the version number back down to 4 and resend it to them. Good thing I stayed at the office!

Lotcheck headaches…

Monday, May 20th, 2013

What a day! I sent an e-mail to Nintendo asking for a few details on what video format to send the video in, but got impatient and sent it as-is. Nintendo’s site required me to download some funky uploader tool, but that wasn’t immediately apparent and so there was some difficulty. Eventually I got it working, but because of the giant file size the think aborted. By then, Nintendo wrote me back with the video format details and I was able to resend the file in the correct format.
Then I got a note from Lotcheck saying that the version I sent them was not the latest version! It turns out that loading the submission data from XML resets to the old file as well! Oops! So I cranked out a new submission packet with the correct stuff (double checked!) and sent that with profuse apologies.
Now I’ve got a splitting headache, but at least I am through with submission worries for a few days, anyway.

Bugs, bugs, bugs…

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Today was intended to be putting the final touches on the Rhythm Core Alpha 2 demo video. Unfortunately, we found a bug that really did need to be fixed. So today was spent debugging and testing, and a new Lotcheck submission was sent. Lotcheck will probably be processed by Monday, which means that we won’t have results until 2 weeks from Monday. C’est la vie.

Sent to Lotcheck Again!

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Ok, I just sent off the latest Lotcheck submission to Nintendo. We spent a week pouring over the manuals and game text looking for any errors to the terminology, formatting errors, incorrect quotes… anything! I hope they pass it this time…

Nintendo is now selling refurbished systems!

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Nintendo has started selling refurbished DSi and 3DS game systems. This is a great way to get an awesome system to play music on with Rhythm Core Alpha and the upcoming Rhythm Core Alpha 2

Refurbished Nintendo DSi and 3DS systems direct from Nintendo!