Set your Frets on Fire!
By on July 3rd, 2010

This is not a game review. (Also, the title of this post is a wreck.) It’s more close to a game-recommendation than a review. If you like rock music, and you like playing the air-guitar, then you seriously need to download this awesome game this instant! Read on, if you still doubt me.

Frets on Fire is a free and open source guitar hero clone. Instead of the guitar controller, you use your keyboard as the guitar. The developers have executed this masterfully, as this early demo itself shows you:-

The game is cross-platform, with Windows, Mac and Linux versions accessible from the main page. Since the game is open source, it is highly moddable, with a developer-written modding guide and the ability to install a host of community-provided songs available from the wiki.

Still have doubts? See this modded version playing a sweet little song!

Make sure you play this on a desktop it’s not half as much fun on a laptop!

Download Frets on Fire!

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  • Ricky Laishram

    Contrary to what the picture shows, it is almost impossible for me to play with a keyboard.

    • Kaushik Narasimhan

      And why is that, exactly? Laptop woes? :P

      • Ricky Laishram

        nah ..there are too many keys in the keyboard and i keep pressing the wrong one :p

        • Kaushik Narasimhan

          In the words of Jurgen Guntafadsfdhsfgdahfjgahjfhurgen, "you SUCK!" :P (See the tutorial video, if you didn't get this joke! =P)

  • manny

    there is also performous, thats like rock band

    also free and open source :)

    • Kaushik Narasimhan

      That is pretty cool! Will refer that to a linux-using friend of mine :) Thanks!

    • Kaushik Narasimhan

      Of course, I'll use it as well on my Windows box >_>

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