We make hardcore one-button rhythm games!


Early history

Two college friends, Hafiz Azman and Winston Lee, learnt game development solely driven by one game idea, while studying Engineering and Actuarial Science at the University of Cambridge. At the time the game designer had been finishing his Diploma in Music programme, and the idea was of a game that would be able to teach complex music theory concepts invisibly. They released a browser demo of 'Rhythm Doctor' online, and won a Student IGF nomination for it in 2014. Attending GDC as part of the nomination that year was the first time they had set foot in the US.

At GDC, they met Giacomo Preciado, a programmer from Peru, and he joined as 7th Beat Games' third member. While finishing Rhythm Doctor, they also released another game, 'A Dance of Fire and Ice' in 2019, in collaboration with artist Kyle Labriola and musician Jade Kim. Today they also work with programmer Jose Cahuana, and thanks to a community-run Discord server started by fans Okamii and Shaun, the team was introduced to many new talented community members. They are now helping the team improve the game, with some members joining the team officially to contribute new content.



Greenlight TrailerYouTube

Gameplay OverviewYouTube

A Dance of Fire and Ice TrailerYouTube


Awards & Recognition

  • "BIG Festival Best Audio Winner" São Paulo, 2018
  • "Tencent Games Innovation Competition Bronze Award Winner" Shenzhen, 2018
  • "IndieCade LA Finalist" IndieCade LA, 2017
  • "WePlay China Best Overseas Game Nominee" China, 2017
  • "Level Up KL Best Audio Winner" Malaysia, 2017
  • "BICFest Best Audio Winner" South Korea, 2017
  • "Indie Prize: Best Audio Award" Casual Connect, Singapore, May 2017
  • "IGF Student Showcase Nominee" San Francisco GDC, 2014
  • "PC Gamers' Top 50 Free Games of All Time" PC Gamer, 2016
  • "Malaysian Government Grant Recipient" Intellectual Property Creators Challenge (IPCC), Malaysia, 2015
  • "Peru Startup Government Grant Recipient" Peru, 2017

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,
  • I found it hard to drag myself away from this little gem.
    Colin Campbell, Polygon
  • Rhythm Doctor is a trippy rhythm game that aims to invisibly teach you complex music and rhythm theory (...) It looks cool and sounds great.
    Nathan Grayson, Kotaku
  • 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
Rhythm Doctor Greenlight Page

Team & Repeating Collaborator

Hafiz Azman
Game Design, Programming, Music
Winston Lee
Giacomo Preciado
Alberto Gonzalez
Additional Programming
Jose Cahuana
Additional Programming
Jenny Crowe
Additional Level Designer
Kyle Labriola
PR/Marketing, Community Manager