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  • Summary: Enter an absorbing world where players become part conductor, part note-captor, part multi-touch master. Tap speeding notes as they cross the radiant pulse to conduct gorgeous original melodies.GAME FEATURES- Eight core levels of original music plus frequent free updates with brand new levels and music!- Gameplay featuring an intuitive and original use of multi-touch!- Sleek, engaging design created specifically for the iPad!- Easy to play, hard to master!- Whimsical particles in awe-inspiring palettes!- Eclectic soundtrack of varying genres!GAME REVIEWS“A remarkable rhythm game.”- Macworld“A package so thoroughly well put together that you’re reminded of why music games were popular in the first place.”- Pocket Gamer“Pulse is pretty much unlike anything else that’s on the market.”- Gamezebo“[Pulse] makes me want to buy an iPad right now.”- Warpzoned“The game’s diverse soundtrack highlights a variety of styles that, when combined with gameplay, offers an uncommonly rich player experience.”- Spawnpoint“If you’ve got an iPad, then there should be no question about Pulse: it’s pretty to look at, it’s enjoyably difficult, and it’s easy to show off… for fans of rhythm games and Cipher Prime’s previous work, Pulse is a must own.”- DIYGamer“Deceptively simple, yet incredibly immersive.”- Geekadelphia“Destined to stimulate the senses of sight, sound, and touch.”- Game Set Watch“Pulse: Volume One showcases what makes the iPad an incredible device. The music, graphics, and multi-touch, immersive, gaming experience is second to none. If you desire an app that will not only provide you with hours of joy, but will make you the envy of all you show it to, Pulse: Volume One is more than worth your $4.99.”- TheIpadFan“I haven’t seen anything out there like Pulse, and highly anticipate any future work that Cipher Prime has in store for us.”- The Indie Game MagazineCIPHER PRIMECipher Prime is a multi-award winning creative agency from Philadelphia specializing in game development. Their debut game, Auditorium, received many awards. Fractal, their second release, captured the attention of gamers everywhere. Today, they are still a small independent studio. Expand
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  1. Nov 30, 2011
    90
    Pulse: Volume One is an iPad app to cherish-and to keep on hand if the kids are bored in the back seat. It's so fun that the Angry Birds guys must be jealous.
  2. Jun 1, 2011
    90
    Ultimately, if you're looking for strong gameplay hooks and replayability, Pulse:Volume One won't hit those notes for you. But if you're interested in elegant rhythm gameplay and an immersive audio-visual experience, you'll find lots to enjoy.
  3. May 16, 2011
    83
    It's tough to judge Pulse before its universe expands-presumably with future volumes-though from what Pulse brings with Volume One, it appears to be a cohesive rhythmic experience.
  4. May 9, 2011
    80
    As short as it is though, Pulse is an absolute treat for the ears.
  5. May 9, 2011
    80
    Stunning to look at and play, but viciously tough to beat, Pulse: Volume One's relative lack of content and replay incentive is the only dissonance in an otherwise perfect cadence.
  6. May 26, 2011
    78
    As a rhythm game, Pulse leaves much to be desired: however, as a sensorial experience, this app is really one of a kind.
  7. Jun 16, 2011
    50
    I love Pulse: Volume One for one reason, and that's because it's unique.

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