"fuck yeah" - @Aspirety
What on earth is osu!?
osu! is a rhythm game based on the gameplay of a variety of popular commercial rhythm games such as Ouendan or Elite Beat Agent.
The primary gamemode basically consists of clicking/tapping circles to the beat of a song.
There are also three other modes:
Taiko, a clone of the popular Japanese rhythm game of the same name.
Mania, a clone of more typical rhythm games like Beatmania.
Catch the Beat, a mode where you move and dash using the keyboard to catch fruit.
The game has competitive ranking systems for all of the gamemodes, which makes it more compelling to continue playing as you have feedback for improvement.
You can play singleplayer and multiplayer, and we have actually had multiple community events here playing multiplayer! (Although we mostly spontaneously play now.)
All the song maps that you can play in the game are community created using the editor in the game, and are free. This means you can create things like in the screenshot above.
The majority of songs that have been created on osu! are anime-related songs or Japanese in general (which some people may dislike), although there is a decent amount of other music too, stuff like drum and bass is fun to play.
You can customise how the game looks by downloading and using skins, which can change most of what the game looks and sounds like! They are very easy to make if you have basic image editing skills, you can make the game look and sound just the way you want it.
##How can I play this wonderful sounding game?
You can find the download on the homepage, and the game is completely free!
Unless you wish to support the creator, which gets you some nice perks that aren’t game changing:
You gain access to osu!direct which is a more streamlined way of acquiring song maps.
You can filter by friend rankings and selected mods in the leaderboards.
And you can change a couple things in your skin that you previously could not.
You can play all the gamemodes with just a keyboard and mouse:
Standard osu! can be played with just the mouse, using left and right click to the beat.
You can also use the keyboard instead of clicking, putting less hardship on your mouse hand.
Most people who play at a higher level play using a graphics tablet, either dragging the pen along the tablet, or hovering it in the air and moving your hand around. You can also play purely with the pen for clicking, although that is not usually recommended.
Taiko is played using 4 keys on the keyboard. Although you could probably connect some taiko drums to the computer and use those!
Mania is played using keys on the keyboard, although I’m sure some people like to use custom controllers for that.
Catch the Beat is played using two keys for direction, and another key for dashing.
##I want to play with the lovely people of Kazamatsuri!
Well that should’ve covered the majority of the stuff you need to know about the game, lets play it together!
If you’re interested in the game and have an account, please post it in the topic and I’ll keep try to keep the list updated! (Copied a few from the Gaming Accounts topic to get me started!)
@Bonecuss - https://osu.ppy.sh/u/2249022
@LinkThinks - https://osu.ppy.sh/u/2669653
@Mecynogea - https://osu.ppy.sh/u/5373699
@SuikaShoujo - https://osu.ppy.sh/u/3762547
@Nin - https://osu.ppy.sh/u/ningamer
@Pik3rob - https://osu.ppy.sh/u/6475869
@NotKyon - https://osu.ppy.sh/u/6812047
@Mow - https://osu.ppy.sh/u/1166938
@LostConcept - https://osu.ppy.sh/u/2812739
@Likeaneko - https://osu.ppy.sh/u/2237139
@Skyzzed - https://osu.ppy.sh/u/skyzzed
@cloudst12 - https://osu.ppy.sh/u/4370468
@IkaCZ - https://osu.ppy.sh/u/3165202
@Achro - https://osu.ppy.sh/u/3158986
@Mugga - https://osu.ppy.sh/u/6194818
@thonglinh90 - http://osu.ppy.sh/u/1007923
@andrewcee - https://osu.ppy.sh/u/3544746
@SanjiSanada - https://osu.ppy.sh/u/8172417
@ThePlasticSpork - https://osu.ppy.sh/u/7998550
Uh oh you can only mention 20 people - check below for more!
What gamemode do you play?
Do you have any interesting or fun maps that you want to share?
What progress of achievements have you had recently?
Feel free to ask any questions you might have!