Perth, Australia — May 20, 2021 — God of Riffs, the rhythmic heavy metal slasher from publisher Vyersoft and developer Boss Music Games, sets the stage for battles against the undead when it launches on Steam Early Access Tuesday, July 27 with support for Oculus Rift, Rift S, and Quest.
There’s no stairway to heaven for the god of riffs. Wield musical battle axes to attack incoming hellspawn in rhythmic melee combat fueled by screaming guitar solos and thunderous double bass pedals. Slay swarms of undead skeletons — with fearsome ice giants, trolls, and more joining the fray throughout Early Access — or face a dreary, metal-less afterlife. Harder hits earn more points, so strike swift and true to soar to the top of the leaderboards.
Each of the four over-the-top tunes debuting in Steam Early Access features its own epic stage inspired by iconic metal album covers. Bash skulls to the beat alongside a metalhead mountain while skeletal rockers cheer on, devil horn hands raised and pumping. Battle legions of enemies as awe-inspiring sea gods emerge in the distance.
Two difficulty settings and accessibility modes such as single-handed play, color-blind mode, and a growing list of modifiers help make rocking out an accessible experience. Boss Music Games plans to debut more songs, modes, and accessibility options before the 1.0 launch. Early Access players unlock the full version of God of Riffs for $4.99 before the price increases later this year.
“With God of Riffs, we wanted to inject metal into the rhythm VR space in a way that feels authentically over-the-top and universally appealing,” said Mathew Palumbo, Company Director at Boss Music Games. “Now that we’re coming to Early Access, we look forward to seeing the reaction from rhythm and metal fans around the world.”
God of Riffs launches into Steam Early Access July 27 with support for Oculus Rift, Rift S, and Quest for $4.99. For more information, please visit the official website and Facebook page. Follow Vyersoft on Twitter, Boss Music Games on Twitter and Instagram.
VYERSOFT Corp. is a new publisher made up of game industry veterans who have worked on titles such as 2064: Read Only Memories and ToeJam and Earl: Back in the Groove! The team believes in bringing new unique gaming experiences using emerging technologies as a new, innovative medium.
About Boss Music Games
Boss Music Games is a group of crazy blokes that had the totally reasonable idea of starting an indie dev studio. Straight out of school…with limited funds…during a pandemic…from a city no one has heard of (Perth, by the way!). But through the power of persistence and the spirit of metal, they plan to rock the world with their VR projects.