Synth Riders lets you experience incredible music in a whole new way. You’ll recognize it as your arms soar when riding our unique rail system and begin to feel totally immersed in the music that surrounds you.
Release Date: Jul 12, 2018 (Early Access) – October 31, 2019 (Full release)
Developer: Kluge Interactive
Publisher: Kluge Interactive
Supported Headsets: HTC Vive, Valve Index, Oculus Rift, Oculus Quest, Windows Mixed Reality
Supported Controllers: Tracked motion Controllers (Index/Knuckles work with no issues)
Oculus Cross-Buy: Yes
Game Modes: Single Player, Online Multiplayer and local Multiplayer
Release Status: Full Release
Demo Available: No
Locomotion: Roomscale (Move Left or Right) and on-rails – You are standing on a platform that is moving forward.
Turning options: Front-facing and Physical (turn your body)
Sitting: No Standing: Yes
Left Handed option: Yes
In-Game Height Calibration: Yes
Comfort options: Moving background can be turned off.
Avatar: Only orb like circles you are holding show by default. You can switch to having a Full body avatar in the settings.
Gear/Inventory: None or N/A
In-Game Tutorial: Yes
Physical Activity level: High – Extreme
Play Modes: Rhythm or Force – Front facing or Spin Mode (90, 180, 360 and 360+)
Number of Levels: 55 free songs + 20 in DLCs
Difficulty Options: Easy, Normal, Hard, Expert, Master – Also modifiers can be added to increase or decrease difficulty/add challenge.
Mod Support: Yes, built in Custom songs and mods folder. All Game modes work with all songs.
Custom songs also supported on Quest!
- Large amount of free songs on the OST
- Maps flow and are on beat. Makes it feel like you are dancing.
- Large variety of note types and obstacles where it never gets old
- Huge mapping community and natively supported custom maps
- Lots of song modifiers and space adjustment settings
- Online multiplayer support for up to 10 people
- Continually updated and new features/DLCs added regularly
Custom song support is built in. You do not need to mod anything. Just add the .synth file to the CustomSongs directory of your game files.
Steam – C:\Program Files(x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\SythRiders\CustomSongs
Oculus Rift – C:\Program Files\Oculus\Software\kluge-interactive-synthriders\CustomSongs
*may very depending on where you have Steam or Oculus installed.
Oculus Quest – Quest:\Internal shared storage\Android\data\com.kluge.SynthRiders\files\CustomSongs
To access this directory plug your Quest into your computer via USB and then from the headset screen click Allow on the ‘Allow Access to Data’ prompt that should be showing.
Information last verified/updated: Aug. 3, 2020 (Updated for Spin mode update)
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