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  • Hiya Everyone!

    We are not dead!

    We have encountered a few problems with some new mode implementations which have meant a slight rewrite and addenda to the note, scoring and hold system was in order. This, tied in with the latest Windows updates has meant our release schedule has slipped for this month, but do not fear, we are striving to fix the final bugs so we can get a release out to you all really soon.

    Following feedback, we will be looking at adding a new launcher and update system this fall, so it will make the update process easier. As is always the case: we will not require an online connection to play the game - nor will the update check/score uploading/etc. be forced/mandatory. If you are on an offline system or cabinet, we do not wish to interrupt this experience.

    The next build will contain some new modes. Please let us know what you think of these so that we can continue to widen the scope of our game, and remove the limitations on the engine placed upon us due to StepMania's original scope and design. A lot of the new mode work will require new note, scoring, and even notefield work so we can ensure not everything is forced within the 4-key paradigm as was in the past.

    We thank you for your continued support, and remember to stay safe out there.

    We appreciate you all,

    Team Rizu

    OutFox Community Pack

    We are still accepting music, graphics artists, and charters for the OutFox Community Pack project.

  • We are looking for legally-unencumbered music to include with Project OutFox in the future. Submissions must:

    • Be licensed under a free content license that permits modification and commercial use with attribution (preferably a recognized license such as Creative Commons CC-BY or BY-SA)
    • Not contain copyrighted material (i.e. no remixes of copyrighted songs, or use of legally-encumbered samples)

    If you have any questions or would like to submit or suggest music, join us on our Discord server! Our submission deadline is July 31, 2021.

  • "I'm only human, after all..."

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    StepMania 5.3 Alpha 4.9.7 has been released!

    This is our first build for 2021, and there are a ton of changes and major bug fixes (including a number of bug fixes dating back as far as the 3.9 era, if not earlier).

    Check out the full changelog here for more information.

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    StepMania 5.3 Alpha 4.9.6 has been released!

    This is our first official build with a native binary avaliable for the new ARM-based Macs (Apple M1). With this release, we are one of the first macOS-compatible games to have a version compiled natively for Apple M1, and one of the first with full controller and pad support as well. We demoed the build, as well as its controller support, in a recent Twitch broadcast.

    This is our final build for 2020, and also marks the one-year anniversary of our first public release!

    Check out the full changelog here for more information.

  • We have released a native, nightly build of StepMania 5.3 for the new ARM-based Macs using the Apple M1 system-on-chip. We've been surprised by how smooth the game runs on this architecture, so we hope you will give it a try and report and issues you encounter.

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    The build currently does not support controllers and pads, as we are currently awaiting dev notes on the topic from Apple.

    You can download the build here; please note that this build is NOT a universal binary, and only supports M1-based Macs.

    Thanks again for your support, and stay safe everyone!

    EDIT (12/12/2020): We have controller support on ARM now, which will be included in the next public build.