Chalgyr's Game Room writes:
Guitar Hero, DJ Hero, and Rock Band completely changed the definition of music games. While hardware-based gameplay was always around in arcades, folks at home were having fantastical experiences with releases like Vib Ribbon, PaRappa the Rapper, and Amplitude. Once cheap peripheral facsimiles of real instruments hit the market, music games became a way of living out rockstar fantasies. But those types of games had a finite ceiling that they inevitably hit, and as our closets have filled with dust caked plastic instruments, developers are looking at new ways to reinvigorate the genre. Just look at Harmonix with their successful Kickstarter for an Amplitude sequel. Throwing their hat into the fray with an Early Access title on Steam is the aptly named Timbre Interactive, and their freshman release Sentris.