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Let's Play... Cosmic DJ - Getting Jazzed

Matt Gardner
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Let's Play... Cosmic DJ - Getting Jazzed

Cosmic DJ is essentially a beginner's guide to music sequencing wrapped up in a bundle of crazy. And I love it.

The developers at Austin studio Gl33k are no newcomers to the scene, though you're more likely to have found them working behind it than stepping into the spotlight in the past few years. They've been responsible for some award-winning sound design across the likes of Halo 4 and Uncharted 3. Put simply, they know their shit.

Perhaps that's why Cosmic DJ is such a delight. It's a simple, straightforward affair that provides instant pick-up-and-play appeal, filled with all sorts of utterly bonkers instruments and effects, and set to a narrative that has you (the Cosmic DJ of Legend) and a floating polygon named Steve (who sounds a lot like the eponymous virus that infects Lister in the Red Dwarf episode "Epideme") saving the universe through the power of music, by fixing a bunch of "Jamtennae" and creating barmy dance music to barmy pictures of horses wearing 3D glasses, barking corgis, and pixel pizza.

Let's Play... Cosmic DJ - Getting Jazzed

It's quite odd. It's also a lot of fun.

Cosmic DJ hit Steam Early Access this week as the devs look to tune up a few little things here and there. It's perfectly playable right now and to give you an idea of what to expect, here's a little Let's Play vid showing off the first half hour or so of my adventures as The Cosmic DJ of Legend.

You can jump into the Early Access build of Cosmic DJ for £4.31 over on Steam.

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Tsung  May. 21, 2014 at 07:53

Bought it when I spotted it on Steam..

It took me about 90 mins to play thro' the story, which is quirky and bizarre in places. During them 90 mins I had "fun" but now there is nothing other than replaying it. It has a "Free" music making mode, but it always picks a selection of instruments and you can only make a single tune (I think about 1 minute long) from the two sections (32 blocks) long.

The game needs to offer more freedom to create longer tracks, allow me to pick instruments and visuals as well.

Thing is, for a quick distraction this game is OK. There is no way to lose, there is no way to fail. The tunes created will all sound similar, once you've played the story that's it really.

I think the £6.99 price is a bit high for what is (currently) on offer, it's more a tablet game than anything else. Pick it up on sale if you think it will interest you..

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