A City Sleeps By Harmonix Now on Steam and the Humble Store

In a press release sent to Gaming Cypher today,  Harmonix (Dance Central, Rock Band) announced that its music-driven shoot’em up title A City Sleeps is now on Steam and the Humble Store for Windows-based PCs and Mac.

A City Sleeps By Harmonix Now on Steam and the Humble Store


Cambridge, MA – October 16th, 2014 – A City Sleeps follows Poe, the latest in a long line of dream exorcists that can enter the minds of sleeping hosts to rid their dreams of demons. When the residents of SanLo City fall into a deep slumber, only Poe can rescue them from their never-ending nightmare. It will take all of her skill to cleanse their dreams of spirits and uncover the city’s dark secrets.

Driven by an unforgettable original soundtrack that builds through player movement and enemy engagement, A City Sleeps infuses classic twin-stick hardcore shoot ‘em up sensibilities with moment-to-moment tactical choices.


MUSIC / GAMEPLAY SYNCHRONY – Level design and song authoring is done in parallel, ensuring a hand crafted and utterly unique audio-experience. Music drives player projectiles, enemy spawning, movement, and bullet patterns.THE “IDOL” SYSTEM – Get tactical! Use Poe’s ghost familiars to possess inanimate objects of the dream world; these “Idols” will assist you against an endless enemy horde. The soundtrack builds as you leverage a range of both offensive and defensive abilities including AOE damage bursts, and healing bullets. Experiment with different ghost combinations to compliment your own personal play style.

GIVE UP THE GHOST!! – Reverie, Lucid, Nightmare; multiple difficulties for all skill levels. Need backup? Buff Poe with equip-able relics and unlockable ghosts types for a tactical advantage, or take a stab at the re-mixed “Cursed” variants for an even greater challenge! Compete against friends and the world in the global leaderboads!

Related: A City Sleeps New Gameplay Demo

Source: Press Release