A downloadable game for Windows and macOS

Rhythm of the Dead

Control Ash Lane as he hunts the undead to the rhythm of the neon-lit night!

"Rhythm of the Dead" is a challenging rhythm-shooter made for the 2020 Mix and Game Jam. Slay the undead to the beat of the music as you explore in order to survive the night!


WASD or Arrow Keys - Move

Left Mouse/Space - Attack + Hit Note

Escape - Pause Menu

All art and music were created during the 48-hour period of the jam. The jam submission page can be found here: https://itch.io/jam/mix-and-game-jam-2020/rate/822486

Full soundtrack can be found here: 

Windows and Mac download versions are available.

Known Questions: Many players have had questions about enemy spawns, and that enemies stop spawning. Enemy spawn locations have spawn limits to discourage players from camping/not exploring the full level. If you're struggling with enemy spawns, try exploring the level a bit more!

PlatformsWindows, macOS
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(1 total ratings)
Authorsclxrffdman, Soupzz, popcornflood, David Sound Wizard, ralphyua
GenreRhythm, Action, Shooter
Tags2D, Top down shooter

Install instructions


WINDOWS: Run the .exe to run the game!

MAC: Unzip the .zip and run the .app file to run the game!


RhythmOfTheDead.exe 32 MB
RhythmOfTheDead.app.zip 37 MB


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okay, got here from another one of Ralph's games but this is really really so good and play make more of it. There's something so cool when you get into a rhythm (literally) and don't have to look at the interface - kinda like closing your eyes while playing guitar. Really cool experience, great aesthetic and music especially, hope to see more!

Thanks for the kind words and sorry for the late reply. Glad you enjoyed it.


Really well done! Only real issue being that the zombies stop spawning during the "kill more zombies" phase, but this is a really well-made gamejam game. Love the music, love the art, love the twin-stick rhythm game concept!


Nice game and musics!

Thanks for playing our game and I'm glad you enjoyed it!