Piano Tiles 2 is the sequel to the viral hit sensation Piano Tiles (Don’t Touch the White Tile), and it’s out right now on iOS and Android.
It challenges you to tap a series of black tiles that appear in rhythm to whichever song you choose which boosts your score.
Just make sure you don’t accidentally tap anywhere else on the screen though. That’s game over, and you’ll be forced to try again if you want to beat that high score.
To learn more about what Piano Tiles 2 offers that others in the genre don’t, as well as the challenges faced during development and the plans for future updates, we spoke to Cheetah Mobile.
What do you think Piano Tiles 2 offers that you can’t get from any other title on the App Store?
“We looked at Piano Tiles 2 as helping everyone to fulfill a musical dream rather than it simply being a game.
“To achieve that, we developed a pleasing, fresh, and elegant UI, and looked to provide as smooth a game playing experience as possible. We also added loads of beautiful songs, and included an endless mode to enrich the experience.”
What challenges did you face during development, and how did you overcome them?
“Our main challenge was in trying to optimise the performance – we wanted to make sure that as soon as you tapped a tile, the music would match up perfectly.
We actually stopped development on new features for two months so we could ensure the Android version was on par with the iOS one in terms of performance.”
Which part of Piano Tiles 2 are you personally the most proud of and why?
“Our team has never spent so much time and energy on a single game before, so we’re incredibly proud of all of the hard work that went into developing Piano Tiles 2.
“At the beginning of the project, we asked everyone in the team to tell us their musical dreams, and also collected comments from many users. We were impressed by their feedback.
“We wanted everyone to be able to live their musical dreams and we believe we’ve achieved that.”
Do you have anything planned in terms of future updates for Piano Tiles 2 and, if so, can you give us any details of what these might include?
“We will continue to provide updates, with a focus on creative new features and content.
“As well as adding more classical music levels, we plan to cooperate with the best musicians to bring Chinese pop music to the international stage.”
Have you any plans to bring Piano Tiles 2 to any other mobile platforms, like Windows Phone?
“Piano Tiles 2 is out right now on iOS and Android, but we also have plans for a Windows Phone version. We’d like everyone to have the chance to experience our game.”