4 AM Is When Everything Gets Interesting.

Have you ever wanted to orchestrate music real time with thousands or even millions of people as your audience? Have you ever dreamed of being one of those DJ’s in a rave party with music at your fingertips? If so, I think I might have found the game for you. The wonderful folks at Pixeljunk have come up with a really cool game called 4 A.M.

The game is equal parts music manipulator and music visualizer. You control everything with the Playstation Move controller. Bouncing from four tracks, looping in samples, waggling in drums and other sounds was easy and intuitive. The trance-like music I played with in the demo fit along with the “Rez-like” visuals on screen. Tutorials were easy to understand and taught on the fly while composing my performances and anytime you start a performance it’s broadcast to anyone who is playing the game at the time. You get feedback on how much people like what you are doing via a “Kudos” system that shows rising bars on the bottom of your screen. It’s actually pretty awesome trying something during a track and seeing whoever is watching react to it in real-time.

For now here is a video that shows you better than I can tell you. Look out for a review coming shortly.

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Kahlief Adams

Kahlief was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. As an avid technophile and lover of all things video games. He set his career path in the direction of a life making games until he found out his arch nemesis, “Math,” had other plans in store. So instead of making the next Tetris he found himself writing and talking about games on his website The Spawn Point Blog and Spawn On Me. Check out what I'm blabbering about over @kahjahkins on Twitter. PSN = KAHJAH1 XBL=KAHJAHKINS

5 Comments
  • I’ve supported PixelJunk in every other game they’ve made. Even the first edition of PixelJunk Racer that most kind of just ignored. I’m not a musically creative person. Any music I would create would consist of the same 4 or 5 loops. lol But I’m going to buy this purely to support PixelJunk/Q Games. I’ll try it a few times though. Give me a reason to dust off my Move controllers.

    May 16, 2012 at 1:29 pm
    • I heard about this game super early on from Garnett Lee of “Weekend Confirmed” podcast fame. He and I have similar tastes in games and got me hyped for the game. At this point Pixlejunk and thatgamecompany get my money whenever they make something new. They are always trying new things and are always pushing the envelope.

      That will always get my money. Thank you so much for your comment and pass this along.

      May 16, 2012 at 1:32 pm
  • Marcness
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    We now know your secrets, Tiesto. We’re comin’ for yer throne!

    May 21, 2012 at 12:56 pm
    • HA!!!, this might be his way of warming up. People have been using this format to DJ for a while but this feels somehow different.

      May 21, 2012 at 12:58 pm

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