Synth Riders has been in Early Access on Steam for about a year now and it’s basically like taking the concept behind Audioshield and mixing it with dance. So instead of just punching orbs or slashing cubes like in Beat Saber, you’re moving your body with more fluidity in a way that feels very analogous to dancing. It’s also a great workout.
Today, the developers (Kluge Interactive) are announcing official integration with YUR.FIT, a fitness tracking software that keeps track of calories burned and underlines fitness benefits in games. Right now it’s just an in-game integration tool that lets you monitor your calories loss in-game, but a companion app is also launching soon. YUR was co-created by Cix Liv, the titular founder of LIV, the mixed reality capture company, and Dilan Shah, formerly of Virtually Live.
Also today Synth Riders is releasing a brand new free music pack called FiXT Essentials – Vol 1 which includes five new songs from FiXT, an indie electronic-rock music label, bringing the total track count up to over 20. Today’s update also brings in new modes, difficulty levels, and more to further expand the game.
Synth Riders is the first game to receive full, official integration with YUR.FIT, although over 15,000 people are already using the software to help them lose weight and get in shape with VR.
YUR already has a budding Discord community of over 3,000 members as of the time of this writing where you can connect with other users about nutrition, weight loss, active VR, and more. Synth Riders will soon be coming to Oculus Quest as well, in addition to its existing releases on Steam, Oculus Home for Rift, and Viveport. It’s $19.99 on all storefronts.
Editor’s Note: Information about YUR.FIT’s other co-founder was added.