Unbeatable is a rhythm game with two buttons and an exploration game that has reached its Kickstarter goal on Wednesday – with 30 days left to raise more funding. It’s easy to see why the campaign has so much support; Unbeatable, from developer D-Cell, looks amazing.
Plays like Beat, a pink-haired singer, and the players will participate in half-rhythm, half-adventure games to build a set list for an upcoming show. You see, music is illegal in this world – and Beat is going to fix it. To do so requires an arcade-played rhythm game, driven by the two buttons, interspersed with exploration sections where Beat hangs out with the band and plays mini-games.
If I had to Unbeatable to something, I would call it Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game meetings Promare. In D-Cell Games Unbeatable “Aims to look like a long, long bootleg 90s VHS recording of the latest anime on the block,”
Unbeatable will also have an original soundtrack, which already sounds incredibly good. “The music is written to follow important narrative strokes and motifs in the game’s history, and there will also be a host of B-SIDES (by RJ Lake) and story-exclusive tracks present in the final release,” wrote D-Cell.
For people who are not interested in rhythm games, Unbeatable will have an “Assist Mode”, said D-Cell, along with other accessibility options – for players who just want to “tune to the beat without getting frustrated of the rhythm (or want to / need to adjust the settings to make the game more comfortable to play). “
Unbeatable [white label], an “episodic side story demo”, is available for free on Steam starting Wednesday, and includes six songs.