Taiwanese metal band CHTHONIC music app game ‘Rhythm Crusher’ available worldwide
After more than six months of development, the ChthoniC mobile app game “CHTHONIC – Rhythm Crusher” is now available for iPhone and iPad users worldwide. The app, which includes 12 classic works from ChthoniC’s six studio albums, is a rare rhythm game for mobile devices using exclusively heavy metal music. Players can play solo or connect online to challenge other fans, and all five members of ChthoniC can be used in the game.
Developed by Chun-Mu Mediatek, “CHTHONIC – Rhythm Crusher” can be downloaded now via the iTunes Store.
“Chun-Mu is a melting pot of creative designers, programmers and a healthy dose of metalheads, which naturally lead to the discussion of a symbolic Taiwan-based metal game,” said Scott Chen, head of marketing at Chun-Mu Mediatek. “ChthoniC is no doubt the forefront of Taiwanese metal, and after a formal proposal was brought forward to the band in 2012, this unique alliance was formed.
“We wanted to create an exciting experience from both of the music of ChthoniC and the game itself. We didn’t want it just to be a normal rhythm game, so we added VS Mode to let users all over the world compete with each other over the internet.
“The game can be played with friends over Bluetooth, as the battle mode opens up a plethora of competitive options for everyone participating – most notably the numerous attack abilities and the devastating interference mechanics. Using special interference abilities, players can obscure an opponents screen temporarily – truly a crushing, yet satisfying feeling when timed perfectly.”
Check out the “CHTHONIC – Rhythm Crusher” gameplay trailer:
The official “CHTHONIC – Rhythm Crusher” teaser trailer:
Released on January 29, 2013, “CHTHONIC – Rhythm Crusher” quickly became the most downloaded mobile music app game in Taiwan.
Once the game launched, fans poured in to challenge guitarist Jesse Liu who had helped test the game along with drummer Dani Wang. Although recording the band’s upcoming album in Sweden, Liu put the work aside to take up challenges from fans.
“It’s so amazing that I could have one-on-one contact with fans around the world through the game,” said Liu with much excitement.
However, this fanaticism worries bassist Doris Yeh, the band leader. She added jokingly, “All the band members are more devoted to the new game than to the new album, this is scary.”