Thumper brings “rhythm violence” to PS4 in 2016

“To reach synesthetic bliss, you must go through rhythm hell”

This is Marc and Brian from Drool. For the past few years, we’ve been making Thumper, our rhythm violence game. Today, we’re happy to announce Thumper will make its console debut on PS4 in 2016.

Thumper strips rhythm gaming down to its core. With one analogue stick and one button, you control a space beetle as you hurtle through treacherous psychedelic worlds.

By keeping the gameplay pure and simple, we combine classic rhythm-action with speed and satisfying physicality. The basic move set of thumping, sliding, and turning is easy to learn. But as you careen onward, you’ll need to master new moves and survive adrenalizing boss encounters. To reach synesthetic bliss, you must go through rhythm hell. And nothing can prepare you for the ultimate confrontation with an insane giant head from the future: CRAKHED.


We both have over ten years of experience making rhythm games. With Thumper, we want to bring something unique to the genre. Brian is the bassist for the noise-rock band Lightning Bolt and he’s creating Thumper’s original soundtrack. The music varies from thunderous drumbeats to dark synth blasts to eerie cosmic drones. Using our custom engine, we handcraft the gameplay and audio together. Every sound, collision, and visual effect is coherent and interwoven for maximum impact. There’s no blood or gore in Thumper, but you will feel the violence.

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After years of development, we are excited to unleash Thumper on the PS4. Rhythm games have always had the power to transport players into realms of euphoria and delight. We hope Thumper takes you to some new places. You might feel unsettled, lost, even scared. Just remember what you must do: KILL CRAKHED!

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madmanwithabox12 08 June, 2015 @ 17:10

Looks very psychedelic. Pretty awesome ideas.

Know what? I really like these audio-visual games.
Can’t wait for it to come.

2016? And now you are teasind us with the awesome Trailer and Screenshots? This one looks very promising, can’t wait.


Will there be procedural level generation and custom music like Audiosurf?

CluckNuggets 08 June, 2015 @ 17:51

I’ll definitely buy this game, unless it fails epilepsy testing and has to be changed, like Wipeout HD on PS3.

Looks like AudioSurf on acid

counterUAVbaby 08 June, 2015 @ 19:46


This looks amazing! cant wait…. but 2016… really?

Looks pretty cool, just like the guys name, Marc Flury… all of a sudden I fancy an Ice Cream….

victory-slash 09 June, 2015 @ 12:57

I’ll keep my eye on this.

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