You know those clicker games where you’re asked to do little more than continuously tap and tap and tap to gain points or otherwise bring about some sort of progress. Well, they haven’t really appealed to me. That is, until now, with the release of an unusual clicker game in the form of Groove Planet from Animoca.
Tap to the beat
What makes Groove Planet extraordinary is its clever combination of the basic clicker gameplay and the more complex essentials of rhythm-based gaming. You see, it just doesn’t have you mindlessly tapping to play; it requires you to tap to the beat.
In Groove Planet, your prime directive is to build a funky alien planetoid whose growth and development depend on the music you play and the actions you take in the game. You can pick a song from the game’s built-in library or even from your own music collection, and then tap repeatedly to its beat to earn musical notes that you can use to upgrade your world.
“A particular music track can affect Groove Planet in a variety of ways, including the rhythm-based aspect of the gameplay, game balance, special appearances by aliens, environmental and atmospheric shifts based on chords, and more,” Animoca notes. “Certain music patterns will result in surprise outcomes, and over time your planet will develop based on your music selection.”
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Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, Groove Planet is available now on the App Store for free, with in-app purchases for in-game items and upgrades.
Groove Planet is not only a fun game, but it’s also an interactive way to appreciate music and its concepts such as chords and keys regardless of your level of musical knowledge. So get it now, get listening, and get clicking.