Audiosurf is audio-awesome. So much so, that it was the top-selling game on Steam for the month of February. Even at $9.95, that's a pretty good deal for the games one creator.
Here's what the game looks like to Gift of Gab's Freestyle 101.
Check out the press release after the jump.
AUDIOSURF: STEAM'S BEST SELLING TITLE IN FEBRUARY
Independent Music Game Phenomenon Tops Orange Box, and More
March 5, 2008 - Audiosurf, the innovative and award-winning title that
allows gamers to "ride their music," topped the February sales charts
for dollars and units sold via Steam, a leading online platform for the
distribution and management of PC games with over 15 million accounts
In addition to outselling The Orange Box, Counter-Strike,
and hundreds of other great games available via Steam, the month of
February also delivered numerous awards and top reviews to Audiosurf's
solo author, Dylan Fitterer.
"The critics are calling Audiosurf one of the most
innovative music games ever released. Sales of the title and the buzz
across the Steam Community pages support those claims," said Jason
Holtman, director of business development at Valve. "This kind of
runaway success for an independent title is a tribute to Dylan's work
and millions of informed gamers connecting via Steam each week."
Audiosurf is a music-adapting puzzle racer where you use your own music
to create your own experience. The shape, the speed, and the mood of
each ride is determined by the song you choose. You earn points for
clustering together blocks of the same color on the highway, and compete
with others on the internet for the high score on your favorite songs.
The title was created by solo developer Dylan Fitterer, who came up with
the design for Audiosurf after six months of running BestGameEver.com,
where Fitterer released a new game every Friday. Fitterer's favorite
design produced during this period was Tune Racer, which was iterated
and evolved into Audiosurf.
Audiosurf is available now for just $9.95 via Steam. For more
information, please visit http://steamgames.com