Game: #heartBEATbox 5: Heart of the City

Geard MacChucklin has been crushed by his arch nemesis in the most important rap battle of his life. He reacts in the only way he knows how; by tearing out his own heart, handing it to his son Balclutha, and telling him to finish what he could not... lay down rhymes of sufficient sickness to end a rap-feud older than time itself. Speak the last word of every diss to win the rap battle! Requires a microphone and some kind of Windows speech recognition.


No cheating (please): The game system relies on willing player participation to enforce the rules of the game world (e.g., hold your breath, close your eyes, etc.).
Bigger Picture: The game touches on a political, environmental or social issue.

Executable or Installer


If HeartBEATBoxV.exe fails to run, you should:

1. Make sure you have XNA installed!

2. Make sure your microphone is set up!

3. Go into Control Panel -> Speech Recognition -> Advanced -> Language and set it to "English-US" AND ALSO go into Control Panel -> Region and Language -> Format and set it to "English-US"!

4. Drop us a message (preferably accompanied by a beat)!




Tools and Technologies

Game Maker (any product)
Game made in XNA. Cinematics made in Game Maker because we are cray.


Monday, January 28, 2013 - 05:28


Gerard Paapu
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Lianne Booton
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Sergio Cornaga
Joshua Smyth


MC: Gerard Paapu

DJ: Joshua Smythe

VJJ: Lianne Booton

Hype Man: Sergio Cornaga

Intro Music: Flex Vector

Outro Music: yan_g


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Submitted by liannethy on Sun, 01/27/2013 - 07:18

Fair warning - This game may or may not work depending on your speech recognition settings. Unfortunately we had problems trying to fix this. So if it doesn't work just assume it's canon that you're not cray cray enough.

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