Each character in your band moves through the map in different ways, encountering unique obstacles and choices. Advancing a character consumes a turn and part of the Timeline, setting up interactions with other characters and enemies at different points in time. Rewinding a turn undoes your move, allowing you to find improved solutions and new ways to tackle problems.
Ichigoichie is an indie developer founded by two veterans from iNiS and Linden Lab. We are technologists and musicians who have been combining games and music since the Apple II days. Our team has been fortunate to help create award-winning console and mobile titles in Japan and Sweden such as: Ouendan/Elite Beat Agents, Gitaroo Man Lives!, Lips, and Blocksworld. We look forward to bringing you a platform to express yourself artistically while having fun strategically solving time puzzles and enjoying a homage to 1990s ensemble dramedy films.
- Multilinear time-based environment puzzles
- Character-driven story set in 1990s suburban America
- Shared squad resources and rewindable turns to optimize your solutions
- Sequenced combo moves and 40 levels of strategic madness
- Unlockable instrument swaps and musical playing styles
- English, Japanese, Spanish, German, Chinese (Simplified) language support
Backbeat Reveal Trailer — YouTube
Backbeat Gameplay Trailer #1 — YouTube
Backbeat Teaser Trailer — YouTube
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Awards & Recognition
- "Excellence in Sound Design Nominee" BitSummit X-Roads 2022, Kyoto, Japan
- "Selected Indie Exhibit" Tokyo Games Show 2022, Chiba, Japan
About Ichigoichie Games
- More information
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About Collaborating artists
- With musical content from Pete Fraser, session saxophonist to The Pogues, Friendly Fires, Field Music, John Newman and The Brian Jonestown Massacre.
- David Ventura
- Creative Director
- Magnus Hallin
- Technical Director
- Jennifer Larsson-Ståhl
- Lead 3D Artist
- Karolina Neckman
- Lead 2D Artist
- Sandra Levander
- Character Illustrator
- Pete Fraser