Beatstar

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Description of App: 

In this game, you will test your rhythm skills against hundreds of unlockable soundpacks! Try it now!
The new beatstar is now available, with the following new features:
• Now available for windows and mac!
• Achievements, minigames, and beatcoins: Unlock many user created soundpacks and much more.
• Pack editor is now inside the game!
• And much more!

Version: 

unknown (3rd big update)

Free or Paid: 

Free

Version Of OS X App Was Tested On: 

10.13.4

Accessibility Comments: 

This game was written by a blind person, so there are no accessibility problems. It will come up using your default system voice but you can change it to use VoiceOver for speech in the main menu.

Usability: 

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments: 

As the game is not signed the first time you try to run it you'll most likely get a warning saying the app is from an unidentified developer. TO get around this, bring up the menu for the application in finder, choose "open", and then click open in the dialog that comes up. You should only have to do this once.

This game is really easy to play. If you have ever owned a bop it, or played any of the bop it style games on iOS like smack me, zany touch or the one from Kid Friendly Software, the concept is very similar. You will hear a sound and have to press the correct key. The reason this game stands out is that you want to do this in rhythm to the music. If you do this well you'll get more coins which you can use to purchase additional soundpacks or minigames. Anyone can make a soundpack for the game so as a result there's now over 300 different ones you can play ranging from old and new pop, world music from different countries, soundtracks to various movies and video games as well as packs that emulate the old bop it or other handheld reaction games

Developer's Twitter Username: 

@oriol_gomez92