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Frets on Fire - Guitar Hero for Linux/Windows 69

Posted by Zonk
from the flailing-on-your-keyboard dept.
abyssi writes "Frets on Fire, for Linux and Windows, play with your keyboard-alternative to the ever-so-popular Guitar Hero, has been released at ASSEMBLY '06 demo party's Game Development competition together with 13 other experimental, indie games including a new game from the creators of the popular Dismount series. ASSEMBLY '06 runs from 3rd to 6th of August in Helsinki, Finland and enjoys over 5000 persons in attendance. A 24h/day webcast is available at starting Thursday 3.8.2006 at 14:00."
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Frets on Fire - Guitar Hero for Linux/Windows

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  • Makes me wonder... (Score:3, Insightful)

    by verbatim_verbose (411803) on Wednesday August 02, 2006 @07:30PM (#15835980)
    There are MIDI pickups available for regular guitars which will transform what you play into MIDI input for a computer. Maybe someone should make a game like this which can be fun like Guitar Hero, but actually use a real guitar!
  • Re:...why? (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Quino (613400) on Wednesday August 02, 2006 @07:43PM (#15836067)
    I'll stand here and admit that I think Guitar Hero is tons of fun (yes, I'm an adult and I play with a toy plastic guitar! And I get into it!).

    Before that, I actually also got hooked on "frequency" and "amplitude", the precursors that were played with the regular ps2 controller. These were also tons of fun, also very addictive, and also gave you the sensation of "playing" the song. Admittedly, I haven't played either of the earlier versions since the guitar does add a lot to the experience, but I imagine even with just the keyboard the concept (if done well) can still make for a great game.

  • by grolschie (610666) on Wednesday August 02, 2006 @08:57PM (#15836413)
    Obviously you've never seen the price of a guitar with a MIDI pickup? The market for such a game would be tiny.

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