Pump Haven :: Pump it Up's Coming to Android Soon! 09:05 CST :: 4/02/2018
You may have noticed recently that Andamiro's set up a new little page for their Korean audiences, and if you ran quickly by it without a translation, it doesn't exactly reveal all too much. Well, we're here to help with both the basic stuff and some details that took a bit of sleuthing! The first and most important thing is that:
Pump it Up G, a mobile game confirmed for release on the Android is coming to phones in the imminent future and alpha testing is beginning in just 2 days!
(Note that the application phase for entering the test ended at the end of March, but it was only admissible to South Koreans, which, well, isn't exactly much of our target audience here)
Not that much has been revealed to the public yet about the game...unless you did some page examination and pulled up the screenshot of the game Andamiro's using in the back of their Pump It Up M website, which gives us quite a bit to work with. Here's the image for reference, while these are all the little details we can notice from it:
-It looks like, from the site and the background, all the Prime originals and normal world music (and maybe Prime 2 as well) are headed for the game, but the only songs confirmed to be in without a shadow of a doubt so far are:
Nemesis / M2U Latino Virus / Warak Yog Sothoth / Nato Silhouette Effect / Nato Milky Way Galaxy / 3R2 video out c / Vospi Reminiscence / MAX
While the following have their instrumentals play on the site but aren't in the screenshot:
Moment Day / MAX Kasou Shinja / MAX
-The difficulty icon highlights that the chart is Single, so maybe there'll be Doubles play in there too (or it's just to separate Single from Single Performance). -This game has a new noteskin and will have a noteskin selector. -M-mods, aka Auto-Velocity, will be part of this game. We don't know if it's taking the place of normal speed mods or if there'll be a choice in that regard. -The game appears to be split into version categories, with the shown folder being Prime ~ Prime 2, which, as mentioned before, confirms at least one Prime 2 song will be showing up. -Whether it's through a 3rd party or themselves, there appears to be a profile system built in. Maybe it connects to your arcade profile? -Shop could be one of a few things: it could just be an unlock store where you use points earned in-game, it could be a DLC store to purchase additional tracks or noteskins, or it could be a microtransaction store if this game uses a stamina system that isn't visible. As a purveyor of other mobile ports of rhythm games, let's just say that last one is really not desirable. The fact that it's not accessible in the test doesn't narrow it down, because that could be because they just want to focus the test on the engine, so no unlocks, or they don't want to tax the servers with queries for content and have to honor pre-release purchases. -Scout is...well, honestly, I have no clue what Scout could entail. Maybe it's an arcade locator like the BEMANI mobile games do? Maybe it's some sort of mission (like the arcade games) or passive objective (like DJ MAX Technika Q) mode? It's up in the air. -Training is back, but it could be a lesson mode ala the NX series, or it could be like StepMania's practice mode. -There's a search button, presumably for songs, so I'm guessing they're planning to support a decent portion of the library. -Difficulty select is probably the next screen, but I'm wary of the fact that no chart list is on the Song Select itself...
In any case, we'll try our hardest to report anything discovered in the near future by alpha testers, including the songlist and any other features! See you guys soon!
UPDATE (4/10): Not much info has come from the test, but a handful of notes have been derived from recent website updates:
-Though the URL still is titled piumgame, it appears the actual title of the game is Pump it Up G. A logo has been revealed on the site. -It appears the game shall have a new avatar dedicated to it. Twoimages of her have appeared on the newly opened forum for alpha testers.
2.01 - Out February 26 The Festival of Ghost2 (Sneak) / Brandy Pick Me / Produce101 Rave 'til the Earth's End / 5argon
2.02 - Out March 2 Donatello / Triplestar Travel to Future / Neutral Moon Up & Up / Skizzo
NOTES ABOUT THIS UPDATE -Yes, that is in fact a song that shares the exact same name and artist as another. This is from the second season of Produce 101, which was focused on making a boy band, resulting in Wanna One, that group that had 2 songs in the last update. -5argon's, Neutral Moon's, & Skizzo's songs are entries from the creation contest, having won 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place, with their respective characters (those being TekaHika's Lightning Green, simond's Arca, and LINUS' DENEBOLA) having won 3rd, 1st, & 5th place. -The Festival of Ghost2 is one of the songs whose video is visible in the redone intro for Prime 2 2.0. -The Festival of Ghost2 is a crossover from O2Jam. -Donatello is a crossover from NeonFM. -2.02 will have the 7th chapter of Quest Zone. -Somewhere within these updates will be more Freestyle charts, presumably written on the side by the fans again.
Pump Haven :: Just a few updates from me! 13:56 CST :: 12/18/2017
Two things to share. And I'm totally copy/pasting from my Facebook posts here!
I would like to extend a last second invitation to you guys on something exciting. Many of you have seen the first Nostalgia Pack, which was official content in StepF2 v1.15 and released in August. We have been quietly working on Nostalgia Pack part 2, being officially released with StepF2 v1.16, and it blows our first pack completely out of the water. In fact, it blows any old school song stepchart collection from the last 18 years out of the water.
Our first pack had a goal of "hey, let's make all the Pump songs from the early 2000s have a bunch of new charts!" Our second pack has expanded to have a new goal, which we are very close to accomplishing: "hey, let's have a large selection of stepcharts of all levels for all players for every song from the first 15 years of Pump!" Our current phase has over 2,000 new stepcharts being added to StepF2.
Here's what the list of new charts looks like. My team and I have spent THOUSANDS of hours of effort on this project. Click here for the link.
Or, if you prefer to see it in video form:
So, here's where you guys come in. We have a very narrow list of charts we're looking for to hone in on getting stepcharts for every song. It's extremely specific and mostly comprised of obscure songs. But if you're interested in contributing, I am openly accepting any SSC format charts that fill in the blanks we still have open for our project.
The blanks still available are from 1st Dance Floor to Fiesta EX, and consist of the following: chart list
If you would like to contribute, message me directly or respond to this thread and I'll guide you. Note: all accepted submissions will be included officially in the next release of StepF2! Also, feel free to join our official Facebook group for the project here
Oh, and a quick afterthought.... remember all of the missions from WorldMax in NX2 and NXA? We have added just about all of them. And we're about to add everything from NX1 World Tour, too.
Many of you have used this tool in the past, and some of you may have never seen it before, but I've worked on and off for the last 12 years or so on the ultimate list of Pump It Up songs. I haven't updated it in a year, so I thought I'd do so. I had some extra time and cleaned it up.
Pump It Up mix appearances list, showing every song that has ever been in every game, updated all the way to Prime 2 v2.0. Using the filters, you can sort songs in any way imaginable (by debut mix, by ID, by artist, by song type, by canceled songs, etc etc) and by any combination thereof.
1.06: BIGBANG - Sober (맨정신) Magical Vacation - S.I.D-SOUND Nato - Shub Niggurath Outsider - Acquaintance Full Song
1.07: Max - Overblow 2 Mazo - Hey U Sany-On - Bedlam Doin - Leather Remix
Pump Haven :: Pump It Up StepF2 v1.15 - Nostalgia Pack! 01:57 CST :: 7/18/2017
I have an update to my previous news post. BIG news for old school players.
My team of stepmakers from around the world has been working on a "PIU Nostalgia Pack". This release breathes new life into songs from old school Pump and gives those songs a wider range of modern charts. It includes 500 new charts, mostly for songs from 1st to Extra. (Yes, StepF2 is still in development!) This release will be out by the end of the month.
Hello, everyone. You may have heard about this project before, but we have cranked it to overdrive. Brayan and I have been working on a PIU nostalgia pack patch for StepF2, primarily focused on content from mixes between 1999 and 2003, including everything from 1st Dance Floor to Prex 3.
We are using community-sourced stepcharts to fill in blanks for old school songs that never had a variety of levels available for stepcharts, such as charts that would be labeled as "crazy", "half double", and "nightmare" back in the day.
Secondarily, we have added content from obscure and forgotten Pump It Up beta versions, including the betas from Extra, Rebirth, and Exceed.
Our next step is getting all of the charts out there that exist from the community, no matter how old, for the original Pump It Up games. We are looking for custom stepcharts for old PIU songs in KSF (KIU or DM), NOT, STX, SM, or SSC. As long as the content is synced with the media in StepF2, we can use it and we will add your content to the pack if it is of decent quality. Submissions in SSC format will get preferential treatment.
If you want to join our team for this patch, or just care for updates, please send a request to join the group that I have created for this patch.