Cipher Prime’s Pounding Pulse Now Beating Even Harder on iPad


Philadelphia, PA – September 22, 2011 – The creative and prolific artists at indie studio Cipher Prime today announce the availability of a new content update for the critically acclaimed Pulse: Volume One for iPad at

Pulse: Volume One delivers an inviting atmosphere of melodic immersion, turning the player into both an active gamer and composer.  The multi-touch experience is an elegant ode to rhythm, where music harmoniously ties the user to gameplay.  Pulse is propelled by its original soundtrack with each level showcasing a different song.

Six brand new game levels with accompanying original audio tracks lead this update.  New music features a guest track from Philly music scene standout Igor’s Egg and delivers new gameplay at a variety of difficulty levels – something for everyone. The release also includes per level difficulty rankings for the first time, scoring system refinements and significant performance enhancements. 

A recent winner of the “Outstanding Achievement to the Philadelphia Game Scene” in the Philly Geek Awards, as well as the App Store’s iPad Game of the Week, App of the Day from Kotaku and Smash Apps, MacLife’s Editor’s Choice, and an 8 out of 10 review from IGN, the game begins with a pulse that radiates over a series of concentric circles. Players tap notes as they are crossed by the pulse as it expands in time with the music. Beautiful graphics blossom and float outwards with each successfully timed hit. Missed notes, on the other hand, temporarily bump the game environment out of sync.  By changing the number of rings in every level, the player can play music in a variety of time signatures -- a unique phenomenon in the rhythm game arena.

This content update is a free download to all current owners of Pulse: Volume One. The full game sells for $3.99 at the iTunes App Store for those who have not yet purchased.

Cipher Prime will continue to regularly release free tracks written for Pulse by independent local Philadelphia musical artists. Each song accompanies a unique level, providing an eclectic soundtrack for the game, incorporating genres from chip-tune to nerdcore to death metal all while supporting the burgeoning Philadelphia music scene.

Additional info on Pulse and the original soundtrack are available at

About Cipher Prime

Cipher Prime is a multi-award winning creative agency from Philadelphia specializing in game development. Their debut game, Auditorium won several awards. Fractal, their second game, captured the attention of gamers everywhere and released for iPad in August. Today, they are still a small independent studio. Cipher Prime is committed to empowering other developers by sharing business knowledge, and seeks to help enrich the independent developer community.  

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