BeatOrbit - The Guitar Hero of Social Drumming

Escape games brought old PC and console games to life, and now BeatOrbit is doing the same with rhythm games

Multiplayer rhythm games have been around for decades, but there has been nothing as interactive and immersive as BeatOrbit.

Just like how escape games climbed out of our screens and turned into real-life team-building exercises, BeatOrbit is doing the same in a different genre.

Let’s look at the history of rhythm games.

Rhythm Games: From the Screen to Real Life

Dance Dance Revolution. Pioneering from Japan and released in 1998, DDR was one of the most successful interactive rhythm games. Played with a pad on the floor and with your whole body, this game burns more calories than walking on a treadmill and increases energy expenditure when compared with a traditional video game.

Guitar Hero and Rock Band. These two games were based on a Japanese rhythm game called Guitar Freaks. Released in the 2000s, both of these games add a team-work component to the interactive game.

Tap Tap and Tap Tap Revenge. The Tap Tap franchise was released for mobile games in the late 2000s and has a similar format to Dance Dance Revolution and Guitar Hero. This franchise generated over 15 million downloads, receiving a Guinness World Record for the most popular iPhone game series.

BeatOrbit. This is the newest form of rhythm gaming. While most titles are going in the direction of virtual reality and augmented reality, BeatOrbit is going in the opposite direction. Rooted in human connections, vibrations, and a physical full-body experience, BeatOrbit combines team-building with making music for an immersive drumming experience that has proven health benefits, including relieving stress and lowering blood pressure.

If you’ve always enjoyed rhythm games and you’re looking for a fun, new activity in the London area, visit the BeatOrbit studio for a one-of-a-kind experience. Called a mashup between karaoke and drum circles, this interactive rhythm game is perfect for all ages.

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