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Beat Hazard 2

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Action
Developer: Cold Beam Games
Release Date: 2018

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'Beat Hazard 2' Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2018 @ 3:15 a.m. PST

Experience your music collection like never before with this intense music driven twin stick arcade shooter.

It's been 8 years since the release of indie hit Beat Hazard, now it's time to dust off your music collection, adjust your eyes and get ready to experience the sequel Beat Hazard 2.

Beat Hazard 2 will improve on and ramp up the awesome zen feeling of battling to your own music. Power up your spaceship and watch as the music boosts your firepower. Unleash hell on the enemy ships when you max out with weapon pickups!

Pushing the boundaries of music powered gameplay, the sequel will include procedurally generated boss ships. Each track will create a unique archenemy ship for you to vanquish. Premium music streaming services will be supported via an 'Open Mic' system that can listen in to any music source. Now the music world is your oyster, play to Spotify, Amazon Music or even your mum singing!

Beat Hazard 2 seamlessly mixes the love of gaming and music. Together they become greater than the sum of their parts.

Beat Hazard 2 will stay faithful to the eye bleeding and action packed game play of the original. By writing the game for the ground up I can improve on all areas and make the necessary additions required to bring the game up to date.

I'm looking to release a Beta version in the summer of 2018. I'm very excited about the addition of procedurally generates boss ships. I think this will add real intrigue to the game, wondering what sort of boss you'll face at the end of each song.

I plan on making regular video dev blogs on my YouTube channel to keep everyone up to date with my progress.


  • Awesome arcade action powered by YOUR music! It's time to explore and relive the joy of listening to your music collection, each song will have its own unique ebb and flow based on the music.
  • Upgraded blistering visuals that pump and blast to the beat of the music.
  • Boss ships procedurally created by your music! Taking music powered gameplay to the next level.
  • Compatible with any premium music service via 'Open Mic' mode allowing you to play to any music source, e.g. Spotify, Amazon Music
  • Fully integrated internet radio station system via ShoutCAST
  • Per song leaderboards and asynchronous challenge system. Battle against your friends to own your favourite music tracks.
  • Brand new original sound track composed by Johnny Frizz. Johnny contributed tracks to the original Beat Hazard, this time around he's produced some stunning tracks.

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