Ongaku is a 2D rhythm game combining elements of Patapon and the Guitar Hero series to create a new brand of musical gameplay. Players assume the role of a crystal known as Ongaku and must paint each level by popping the colored paint bubbles in time to the musical beat. With each successful bubble popped, the world behind Ongaku comes to life in vibrant colors and shapes.
The flash version of Ongaku is available for play here, but the partnership with Blitz1Up promises to bring about several changes to the game.
To celebrate the partnership, Smashmouth Games will be releasing Ongaku with 11 new levels, all beautifully animated and containing their own music theme.
In addition, a level editor known as The Melody Maker will be released to fans, so players can import their own music, pictures, and video to create their own levels within Ongaku. The levels will be completely shareable amongst family and friends.
The Tune-O-Matic feature to be included in the final release will allow the game to auto-generate levels based on the beats of the music you import, making for interesting levels created by players.
The game will have five different difficulty settings, so players will be able to match their own expertise and play at a level that is challenging.
[Source: Press Release]