Description

We make hardcore one-button rhythm games!

History

Early history

Two childhood friends and Malaysians, Hafiz Azman and Winston Lee, decided to make a little Flash game in the summer of 2011 while studying in university in the UK. It was their first time doing game development, driven solely by this game idea, and every summer and winter holiday from that point on was spent on this game. During the Christmas holidays of 2012 they finally released an early demo on TIGSource in a thread called 'Rhythm Doctor - a tough-as-nails rhythm game!'. To their surprise it was well-received! On a whim they decided to enter it for the IGFs the following year. To their (bigger) surprise they were selected! That was the year they set foot on US soil for the first time.

At GDC, they met Giacomo Preciado, a programmer from Peru, and he joined as 7th Beat Games' third member. Today after graduation, the three work on the game from their respective home countries.

Projects

Videos

Greenlight Trailer YouTube

Gameplay Overview YouTube

Images

Awards & Recognition

  • "IGF Student Showcase Nominee" San Francisco GDC 2014
  • "PC Gamers' Top 50 Free Games of All Time" PC Gamer, 2016
  • "Dare to be Digital 2015 Nominee" Dundee, UK, 2015
  • "$15000 Government Grant Recepient" Intellectual Property Creators Challenge (IPCC), Malaysia, 2015

Selected Articles

  • The base mechanic and premise of Rhythm Doctor are gold for me. Rhythm is in everything, and I'm glad the developers found it in medicine.
    John Polson, IndieGames.com
  • A genuine masterclass in rhythm game design.
    Laura Kate Dale, IndieHaven
  • Even if you've checked it out before, please try this new build. It's deliciously difficult, and that's really what keeps me coming back.
    Dale North, Destructoid
  • a rad Rhythm Paradise-esque browser game (...) sadistically difficult.
    Jeffrey Matulef, Eurogamer
Rhythm Doctor Browser Demo
fizzd.itch.io.
Rhythm Doctor Greenlight Page
steamcommunity.com.

Team & Repeating Collaborator

Hafiz Azman
Game Design, Programming, Music
Winston Lee
Artist
Giacomo Preciado
Programming
Alberto Gonzalez
Additional Programming