Geometry Dash is an extraordinary mix of a platform and a rhythmic game. This unusual indie production combines several genres. The title was created by RobTop Games and is their first production. It was released on December 22, 2014, for the computers with Windows operating system.
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A Tutorial on How to Play
At the beginning of the game, we create our character. We can choose from colorful polygons which are our building blocks. As we make progress in the game, we will be able to collect bonuses which will help us in upgrading our character.
Our goal is moving through the level as fast as possible. It seems easy on the surface but because of the rhythmic elements, we need to synchronize our movements with the song being played. The game offers seven music tracks.
The game mechanics are based on the player’s ability to skillfully avoid geometric figures that are his obstacles. While the background is being scrolled to the left the player tries to jump and go past the obstacles to the beat of the dynamic electronic music score. Some levels give us the ability to use a jetpack.
At the beginning of the game, we can play at several training levels, which will let us learn the game rules.
Geometry Dash – the Music and the Graphics
The ambient backgrounds fantastically blend with the electronic sound. We need to complete many levels, each next requires more precise movement. To succeed the player needs to know the level intimately and has to have a sense of rhythm.
We have to deal with classic obstacles in the form of spikes but we will also encounter falling icicles or portals that turn the gravity upside down or change the direction we move. It is quite interesting that the levels are by no means linear. Yes, we move in one direction but we can choose our path.
Simple graphics and crisp backgrounds create a unique experience. Despite being flashy, they are surprisingly easy on the eyes. There are levels when the backgrounds are pure black, which only shows that the most important is the music and rhythm. The authors of Geometry Dash prove beyond doubt that a great game idea doesn’t require amazing graphics.
The gameplay is dynamic, which requires a lot of focus on the part of the player. There hasn’t been such demanding musical production on the market before. The whole rhythmic aspect has been treated here totally differently. The music instrument here is our character and the jumps it makes. Thus Geometry Dash is not your typical platformer or your typical music video game. It combines both genres, taking the best from each of them.