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Wait, what's a chord? Can it even be safe? Is it even a physical thing? If not, how can a person drop one? Who knows! It's not like it matters anyway since you don't need a degree in musicology or whatever to play Double Fine's upcoming release Dropchord. It's a music and rhythm game that has you placing your fingers on glowing spheres and rotating the beam of light that emits from that connection around a circular track. The goal is to put your beam through other spheres while avoiding obstacles that interrupt the beam. The longer you go without a mistake, the higher your score. Of course, pulse-pounding music plays in the background, appearing to dictate the flow of the game.

It's a fun little release, and one that has been seen one another platform. This game was originally designed to be used with the Leap Motion controller on the PC. Despite this, it ends up playing pretty intuitively on FingerPad devices. You just place your fingers on either side of the circle and go. Video below:

You can catch this when it drops later tonight at 11:00PM. Speaking of that, we can't help but note how distressing it is that we've yet to experience any dubstep in this. Fingers crossed that we'll bump into some as we keep playing.

International App Store Link: Dropchord, $2.99 (Universal)

  • defunct32

    Looks kinda boring to me! But someone else may like it!

  • toxiccheese

    This looks like a seizure waiting to happen. Awesome!

  • Kergal

    "we can't help but note how distressing it is that we've yet to experience any dubstep in this. Fingers crossed that we'll bump into some as we keep playing"

    God no, no dubstep pls. It's the current cancer killing music right now.

    • Nick

      Eh. I'm old and I don't mind good dubstep in moderation.

      Done well, it can take a mediocre song and at least give it a sense of epic-ness.

  • automat64

    90s called, they want their trash music back

    • JCat_NY

      Why, would you prefer Rhianna?

  • ImJPaul

    I, for one am excited for this. Double fine never disappoints. Wonder how they'll put their stamp on this though. Definitely out of the box for them.

  • PlexShaw

    As far as I know, Double Fine have said that the game was originally designed for mobile and it was only when they got the Leap Motion dev kits in that they ported the game to run on that.

  • Thawkk

    I have absolutely no idea what was going on in that trailer.

  • rewyan

    That might be the worst trailer I've ever seen. It was just.......terrible.

  • RamazAdelphos

    11pm eastern time?

  • Countdown369

    They explained the basic concept of it yet I still have no idea what's going on in. I hope it makes more sense to me when I succumb to my love of audiovisual games and buy it.