Survios launched music remix videogame Electronauts in 2018, allowing players to twist and contort all manner of EDM, hip hop, trap and other musical genres. To celebrate the title’s first-anniversary Survios has released an update crammed full of new tracks for you to play with.
Called the Heatwave Update, Survios brings fans over 35 new songs from artists including Childish Gambino, Giraffage, JMSN, Kygo, and TOKiMONSTA, expanding the lineup to 80+ songs from over 80 artists.
In addition to the new tracks, Survios is making Electronauts even easier to get hold of. For starters, from today until Sunday, 18th August, at 11:59pm PDT the title is free to demo. Should you wish to purchase Electronauts then there’s a 50 percent Steam discount currently available, dropping the cost from £15.49 GBP down to £7.74.
“There’s a small, yet passionate group of people in the world who love music-making and creative tools in VR—and I think Electronauts has really captivated them,” says Director of Marketing Hunter Kitagawa on the Oculus Blog. “The main thing they’ve been asking for since launch is more songs. With this update, we hope we’re delivering on that.”
“People are using it in ways that we just never expected,” Kitagawa adds. “It’s been really gratifying to see this tool unleash creative expression, both in people who are already super creative and in people who don’t normally tap into their creative side. The magic thing about Electronauts is that anyone can feel like an amazing DJ—that’s the power of what the technology does. It’s to see people find hours and hours of enjoyment, getting lost in it and making music.”
Electronauts achieved a full five stars in VRFocus’ review which said: “Survios has managed to do what few VR developers have done, secure a hat trick of quality titles that should be in everyone’s library. Electronauts combines a wonderfully elaborate yet perfectly simple gameplay design alongside some of the best dance tunes from around the world, making for a videogame that will have you playing for hours and wanting ‘just one more go.’”