With Rock Band 4 and Guitar Hero Live both being released in a few months, 2015 is a pretty difficult year if you want to release a music related game. Your task will only be more difficult if you’re an indie and if your game is a new IP. So is developer Pop Sandbox stupid or just crazy for announcing their music rhythm rival, LOUD On Planet X?
They are neither, as it turns out, and they describe LOUD On Planet X as “an exciting new indie alternative” to the new Rock Band and Guitar Hero games, with a bit of Plants vs. Zombies mixed in there too. Instead of just button-matching to songs, the selling point is that it also involves tower defense mechanics, as you defend your stage from “hordes of quirky aliens”.
LOUD On Planet X is just different enough to win people over and in a close crowdfunding campaign, the game has secured enough funds to complete development.