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The Metronomicon Slay the Dance Floor

Rhythm action RPG The Metronomicon featuring Maini Sorri’s Lost Love is set to release on home consoles including PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2017. The home console ports will be subtitled Slay the Dance Floor as they will retain equal parity in terms of content in parallel with the previously released Steam PC version overlaid with new features including local multiplayer throughout every game mode; a new unlockable playable character; reworked and new challenges; new ability types; and an extensive new game mode, while all downloadable content packs will be available separately for purchase.

If you happen to be at a gaming event in 2017 such as GDC, PAX East Indie MegaBooth #22 or SXSW Gaming Awards, then you can visit the Akupara Games or Puuba booth in which you can play The Metronomicon, enter competitions for prizes and even meet some of the team responsible for creating such an original game.

The PC Steam release of The Metronomicon has been receiving rave reviews from the gaming media and you can read all about that at http://mainisorri.com/wordpress/?p=2285

You can watch the official trailer for The Metronomicon: Slay the Dance Floor at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5c5P-QibF_I

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Maini Sorri’s song Lost Love is featured amongst the incredible 50 song soundtrack in the stunning videogame The Metronomicon; an imaginative mixture of dance rhythm, action and role playing game genres developed by Puuba Games and published by Kasedo Games which officially released for PC and Mac on September 29th 2016. The Metronomicon is available as a digital release on Steam for £14.99, while the soundtrack consisting of 38 songs is available separately for £5.99 or can be purchased as a Deluxe Edition bundle including the game, a digital art book and the soundtrack for £18.88.

A free post-launch update has fulfilled the massive demand from players for user generated content. Players are now able to utilise the very same tools that Puuba Games used when developing the game; resulting in players being able to create choreography for any song you want to. In addition to The Metronomicon Step Editor; compatibility with the StepMania Editor has also be included with full support to import StepMania’s popular .SM, .DWI and .SSC file formats into the game. You can play custom created tracks in Free Play Mode and Story Mode with leaderboard functionality via a unique music track ID; therefore effectively providing infinite replay value. A full tutorial is available for The Metronomicon Step Editor and the StepMania Editor.

Written Reviews (in order of highest to lowest review scores)

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The Metronomicon is receiving rave reviews including the following written reviews:

Payne Reactor – 5 out of 5
“Its gameplay is addictive, its music is funky and its graphics are awesome. It has story, it has voice acting and it’s polished to extend. Above my expectations of an indie game. The unique RPG twist that Puuba managed to incorporate into the rhythm game genre, is a stroke of genius.”

The Drastik Measure – 9.7 out of 10
“Varied and impressive soundtrack. Vibrant and over-the-top visuals paired with quirky dancing animations. Daily challenges and high score leaderboards add a LOT of replayability. Wide support for controllers, guitar controllers and dance pads. HIGHLY polished.”

Marooners’ Rock – 9.5 out of 10
“It is an interesting mashup, but the important question is: Does it work? And the answer is yes, yes it does.”

Bemanistyle – 9 out of 10
“The music and immediately recognizable rhythm elements are likely what will draw people to the game, but the sidequests and item collecting really flesh out the game. There is actually a lot to dive into given the game’s reasonable price tag.”

Brash Games – 9 out of 10
“The Metronomicon is a great rhythm game that excels in every area. Different, but familiar gameplay – check. Awesome songs – check. Great replayability – check. The promise of future tracks – check. If you are looking for a rhythm game to play then The Metronomicon is one of the best.”

Christ Centred Gamer – 9 out of 10
“Fun Rhythm/RPG mashup game with great music. The songs are mostly electronic dance music, however there are a few rock ones in there. The music is really good.”

GameWatcher – 9 out of 10
“The Metronomicon sets itself apart by way of numerous RPG mechanics that actually make you strategize a bit while you’re trying to keep the rhythm of the song going”

Gaming Trend – 9 out of 10
“Bright, bold, and loud is the Metronomicon…thegame is pure, unfiltered goodness”

TechRaptor – 9 out of 10
“With a killer soundtrack, some fun mechanics, and quite a lot of content, The Metronomicon is a beat worth getting down to”

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Game Vortex – 8.8 out of 10
“If you’re a fan of RPGs and D&D, you’re okay with poking fun at them and you like rhythm games, you might just love The Metronomicon.”

New Game Network – 8.7 out of 10
“With an impressively novel and well-done approach to gameplay, as well as a great tracklist and campaign to back it up, The Metronomicon is one of the best rhythm games in recent memory.”

Capsule Computers – 8.5 out of 10
“The Metronomicon is the new benchmark that all other rhythm games on the PC should be measured against”

Cog Connected – 8.5 out of 10
“With the colourful and fun character design, this is a game that should be dancing into everyone’s homes”

Press Play Media – 8.4 out of 10
“The inclusion of adventure and RPG elements works great. If you’re a PC gamer and you were jealous of console owners with all their rhythm titles – be jealous no more.”

VG Professional – 8.1 out of 10
“The Metronomicon is a clever take on rhythm games that mixes in RPGs and manages to add a new element of challenge.”

Hardcore Gamer – 8 out of 10
“…such a great soundtrack”

Hey Poor Player – 4 out of 5
“Of course, a game like this is only as good as its soundtrack, and Metronomicon delivers on that front and then some. I don’t even like electronic music typically (I’m more of a classic rock and metal kinda guy), but I still sound myself humming and tapping my feet to the soundtrack’s catchy beats.”

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RPGamer – 4 out of 5
“Anyone who’s interested in the strategic side of classic RPG combat and isn’t afraid of the beat should give The Metronomicon a look”

We Got This Covered – 4 out of 5
“The task of combining rhythm action and RPG gameplay styles is not one that many developers would have been able to pull off as well as Puuba have with The Metronomicon. As well as a stack of great jams and entertaining gameplay, there’s plenty of polish and enough depth here to keep you stepping back to the dance floor.”

Worth Playing – 8 out of 10
“The different modes give the game some legs, while the soundtrack is absolutely fantastic. Thankfully, The Metronomicon delivers. There are around 50 tracks, and there are no duds in the set, making this one of the stronger licensed soundtracks in recent memory. The Metronomicon is certainly recommended for rhythm fans.”

Mammoth Gamers – 7.5 out of 10
“With its colorful visuals, catchy music, and simple but challenging gameplay; The Metronomicon is bound to hook fans of the rhythm genre while its RPG mechanics and various modes give players a reason to keep coming back for more.”

PLAY! Zine – 7.5 out of 10
“A bold step for the music/rhythm genre that is sure to scratch your itch, especially if you grew tired of the mainstream games that used to dominate the genre.”

Hooked Gamers – 7.3 out of 10
“The Metronomicon comes together in a neat package which rhythm game fans will certainly get a deal of enjoyment out of. Bringing in the RPG elements makes this game stand out from other rhythm games, and there’s enough here to keep you going through the end of the game and beyond.”

GameGrin – 7 out of 10
“Fun and entertaining with its eclectic mix of indies”

OnRPG – 3.5 out of 5
“It’s a quirky, enjoyable, amusing title that would definitely appeal to an audience that enjoyed the games it’s inspired from!”

Lifted Geek – 3 out of 5
“It is very well polished, runs super smooth, the input calibration was spot on, no bugs or glitches, animations and voice acting were great.”

Written Previews

GamesRadar
“The Metronomicon brilliantly combines dance battles and boss battles. Make no mistake: The Metronomicon may look like a simple, arcadey button-tapping rhythm game, but there’s a ton of depth here for RPG min/maxers to really sink their teeth into, and you’ll get to jam out to some great music while you do it.”

Polygon
“Metronomicon mashes music and role-playing with fantastic results”

Reviews and Gameplay Stream Videos

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There are also a variety of YouTube videos accompanying written reviews or capturing live gameplay streams including the following:

Brainbean Gaming (Review)

Capsule Computers (Review)

Dragnix (Review)

GameX (Review)

TheDebra Sanchez (Review)

GameSpot (Battling Monsters with the Power of Music Gameplay from PAX East 2016)

Let’s Try The Metronomicon – You Got Your Glowsticks in my Chainmail (Gameplay Stream)

Smash Gaming – Smash Look! The Metronomicon Gameplay

Total Biscuit, A Cynical Brit – ‘Ave A Gander At The Metronomicon

Yujoon Twitch – The Metronomicon: First 2 Areas (Gameplay Stream)

User Generated Content Showcase Videos

These YouTube videos showcase some of the best User Generated Content created by gamers for The Metronomicon:

K3W3L – The Metronomicon – UGC Showcase #1

K3W3L – Finally, My UGC Finished!

Official Developer Videos

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There are official developer videos such as trailers and gameplay explanations including:

Launch Trailer

Gameplay Trailer

How to Play The Metronomicon

Teaser Trailer

The Metronomicon Minute #10 – Soundtrack Announcement (Part 2)

The Metronomicon Minute #9 – Soundtrack Announcement (Part 1)

The Metronomicon Minute #8 – Cut Scenes

The Metronomicon Minute #7 – Peripherals

The Metronomicon Minute #6 – Quests and Challenges

The Metronomicon Minute #5 – Funky Dance Monster Concepts

The Metronomicon Minute #4 – Developer Diary

The Metronomicon Minute #3 – Developer Diary from PAX East 2016

The Metronomicon Minute #2 – Developer Diary

The Metronomicon Minute #1 – Developer Diary

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METRONOMICON pressfoto1Great news! Maini’s song Lost Love is included in the soundtrack of the American video game The Metronomicon. The game will be officially released on September 29th by the Los Angeles company Puuba and Kasedo Games. The game developer has released a trailer showing some of the cut scenes with Lost Love featured at the end of the trailer. See the new trailer here

See another great new Metronomicon trailer here.

See the Steam page here

Gaming Trend writes about the game:  “There are times when a game pops out of nowhere and instantly knocks me off my feet. Kasedo Games and Puuba’s The Metronomicon is one of those titles; the game’s excellent blend of RPG and rhythm mechanics, hilarious story, and killer soundtrack are just some of the things that are shaping The Metronomicon to be one of the best rhythm games in recent years.”

About the soundtrack: ” As for the soundtrack, it is superb: it does for indie and electronic music what Guitar Hero did for rock. Almost every song is perfect and shows an eclectic range of electronic and pop music, with some hard rock and other influences peppered in.”

” Brimming with unique personality and a soundtrack that almost everyone will love, The Metronomicon is one of the best rhythm games I’ve had the joy of playing. This is one title that all music fans should try when it’s released in September.”

Read the whole review here at Gaming Trend

Akademia Award - Best Hard Rock Electronica SongGreat news from The Akademia! Lost Love is playlisted in Shanghai, China, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Istanbul, Turkey, Los Angeles, California and Phoenix, Arizona at Hot FM stations, beginning September 1st.

The Akademia’s Award Winner Campaign for Worldwide Radio Broadcast is gaining great results for Lost Love. The Akademia informs that Lost Love is receiving a strong listener respons around the world. “This is great news and a strong indication that your song is resonating with audiences”

You can listen to Maini’s Akademia Music Awards winner at KHTS Shanghai, China, KHTB Buenos Aires, Argentina, KHTI Istanbul, Turkey, KHTL Los Angeles, California USA, KHTP Phoenix, Arizona USA. Reguest Lost Love by clicking the phone symbol and send a message.

Lost Love is playlisted effective August 1st, thanks to the Winner Campaign, and now in heavy rotation at these Power FM stations: KSPR Radio San Francisco, California USA, KBPR Radio Boston, Massachusetts USA, KPPR Radio Paris, France, KRPR Radio Rome, Italy and KMPR Radio Manila, Philippines.

Lost Love is playlisted, beginning July 1st, thanks to the Winner Campaign, and now in heavy rotation on these major Berkeley Media Group Radio stations: KXRL Radio Los Angeles California USA, KEDG Radio Sydney Australia, KHSX Radio Houston, Texas USA, WLDN Radio London, United Kingdom, WMIC Radio Miami, Florida USA. Reguest by clicking Reguest Line!

Maini Sorri - Lost LoveMaini‘s two Akademia Music Award winning singles have got great reviews. Read an excellent review in Jamsphere Magazine of Lost Love (Dance Remix) on June 11th 2015 here.

Read a great review by Brett Stewart from Chicago of Lost Love on June 5th 2015 here and a good review of Lost Love (Dance Remix) on June 6th 2015 here

The Billboard Magazine critic Chuck Taylor wrote about Lost Love in his Music Xray review on May 29th 2015: “Swedish-based Maini is backed by a ferocious grinding rock template that will make listeners’ teeth rattle… in the best possible way.” The intro is incredibly crafty with the slow build into a BOOM… throughout, the tempo builds robustly… the guitar breakdown at the midsection is wholly impressive… Alongside, pounding percussion persistently drives the track. An absolute ace… well done!

Maini Sorri - Lost Love (Dance Remix)Both singles are co-produced by Brian Lanese, a three time Emmy Award Winner and Grammy Nominee, the lead singer, writer and producer of 5 time 1st round ballot Grammy Nominated rock band Permanent Ability, and Orlando M , the guitarist of Permanent Ability, engineered by Brian Lanese, mixed and mastered by Anthony Dini, USA. All instruments are performed and recorded by Orlando M.

Music is by Maini Sorri and lyrics by Gary Cornman. Label behind the release is Reya music. Cd artwork pic by Johan Zetterlund and cd artwork layout Marjo-Riitta Oksanen.

You can listen to Lost Love on spotify and it’s in the player on Maini’s website to the left here

You can listen to Lost Love (Dance Remix) on spotify and it is in the player on Maini’s website to the left here.

Maini Sorri - Lost LoveMaini‘s officially Akademia Music Awards nominated new singles Lost Love and Lost Love (Dance Remix) are now released worldwide and available on web shops around the world.

You can listen to Lost Love at spotify. Here are the links to Lost Love at iTunesUSA, iTunesUK and iTunesSweden. Switch the little flag top down right on the page to your country’s flag. Or follow any of the links above and then change the country code in the middle of the address into your own country’s country code.

You can also find Lost Love at Deezer and very soon on many other web shops and streaming sites around the world.

Maini Sorri - Lost Love (Dance Remix)You can listen to Lost Love (Dance Remix) at spotify. Here are the links to Lost Love (Dance Remix) at iTunesUSA, iTunesUK and iTunesSweden.

You can also find Lost Love (Dance Remix) at Deezer.

You can listen to both singles on Maini’s website, they are in the player on the left side here

Maini was found by a Emmy Award Winner and Grammy Nominee from Los Angeles. Read more about this here.  Read more about both singles’Akademia Music Awards nominations in June 2015 in Los Angeles here.

 

Maini Sorri - Lost Love (Dance Remix)Maini‘s both new singles are officially nominated for Akademia Music Awards in Los Angeles. Maini got 2 emails with congratulations from Akademia Music Awards. The first email told her that “Lost Love (Dance Remix) has been officially nominated for the June 2015 Akademia Music Award in your category. There were hundreds of submissions to consider, so it is a great accomplishment to advance to this stage”. The second email told her that also her second new single Lost Love was nominated for Akademia Music Awards.

Lost Love (Dance Remix) is nominated in Dance/Electronica category and Lost Love in Rock category.

Both singles are co-produced by Brian Lanese, a three time Emmy Award Winner and Grammy Nominee, the lead singer, writer and producer of 5 time 1st round ballot Grammy Nominated rock band Permanent Ability, and Orlando M, the guitarist of Permanent Ability, engineered by Brian Lanese, mixed and mastered by Anthony Dini, USA. All instruments are performed and recorded by Orlando M.

Lost Love and Lost Love (Dance Remix) will be released on June 15th 2015.

Music is by Maini Sorri and lyrics by Gary Cornman. Label behind the release is Reya music. Cd artwork pic by Johan Zetterlund and cd artwork layout Marjo-Riitta Oksanen.

Maini Lost LoveMaini can thank her lucky star. She was found by Brian Lanese, a three time Emmy Award Winner and Grammy Nominee from Los Angeles. He liked Maini’s music and wished to produce her next record. Brian Lanese is the lead singer, writer and producer of 5 time 1st round ballot Grammy Nominated rock band Permanent Ability. Mark Twain is his famous ancestor. Maini’s new 2 new singles Lost Love and Lost Love (Dance Remix) will be released on June 15th 2015.

Both singles are co-produced by Brian Lanese and Orlando M the guitarist of Permanent Ability, engineered by Brian Lanese, mixed and mastered by Anthony Dini, USA. All instruments are performed and recorded by Orlando M.

Both singles are already, 2 weeks before the release, on charts. Lost Love debuted as #40 on DRT National Airplay Top 50 R&B/HipHop Chart and Lost Love (Dance Remix) #74 on DRT National Airplay Top 75 Independent Chart, based on radio plays in The US.

The DRT National Airplay Top Charts are based on an amount of weekly radio plays and tracks radio air plays at more than 7000 radio stations around the world.

Music is by Maini Sorri and lyrics by Gary Cornman. Label behind the release is Reya music . Cd artwork pic by Johan Zetterlund and cd artwork layout Marjo-Riitta Oksanen.