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Enter an absorbing world where players become part conductor, part note-captor, part multi-touch master. Tap speeding notes as they cross the radiant pulse to conduct gorgeous original melodies.


- Nearly an hour of original music plus frequent free updates with brand new levels and music!
- Gameplay featuring an intuitive and original use of multi-touch!
- Sleek, engaging design created specifically for the iPad!
- Easy to play, hard to master!
- Whimsical particles in awe-inspiring palettes!
- Eclectic soundtrack of varying genres!


“A remarkable rhythm game.”
- Macworld

“A package so thoroughly well put together that you’re reminded of why music games were popular in the first place.”
- Pocket Gamer

“Pulse is pretty much unlike anything else that’s on the market.”
- Gamezebo

“[Pulse] makes me want to buy an iPad right now.”
- Warpzoned

“The game’s diverse soundtrack highlights a variety of styles that, when combined with gameplay, offers an uncommonly rich player experience.”
- Spawnpoint

“If you’ve got an iPad, then there should be no question about Pulse: it’s pretty to look at, it’s enjoyably difficult, and it’s easy to show off… for fans of rhythm games and Cipher Prime’s previous work, Pulse is a must own.”
- DIYGamer

“Deceptively simple, yet incredibly immersive.”
- Geekadelphia

“Destined to stimulate the senses of sight, sound, and touch.”
- Game Set Watch

“Pulse: Volume One showcases what makes the iPad an incredible device. The music, graphics, and multi-touch, immersive, gaming experience is second to none. If you desire an app that will not only provide you with hours of joy, but will make you the envy of all you show it to, Pulse: Volume One is more than worth your $4.99.”
- TheIpadFan

“I haven’t seen anything out there like Pulse, and highly anticipate any future work that Cipher Prime has in store for us.”
- The Indie Game Magazine


Cipher Prime is a multi-award winning creative agency from Philadelphia specializing in game development. Their debut game, Auditorium, received many awards. Fractal, their second release, captured the attention of gamers everywhere. Today, they are still a small independent studio.

What's New

Version 1.3.6

Two new Songs!
Rim by Pjusk
Dead by A-Rival

Ratings and Reviews

5 out of 5

6 Ratings

6 Ratings



My favourite app by my favourite company! keep updating please! I would love more songs, they are just beautiful! I love the animations, the first time I played pulse I was so immersed it was ridiculous. I think I've recommended this game to just about anyone with an ipad and I will get to 100% on all of the songs!

Fresh and innovative


For Rhythm fans, this is going to feel like a great discovery - the systems are clever without being radical, but the play effect is mesmerising. This is a brilliant, beautiful game with a wealth of content, and it even works well played co-op around the pad. Fantastically successful in every department, there's genius in the clarity of the core concept and how cleverly and entertainingly it's used. I'm recommending this to everyone I know. Well done, Cipher Prime Studios.

Best app on my iPad


Pulse is by far the best game on my iPad, one of the only games on the app store worth paying for. I would recommend to anyone. I could play this game for an eternity! Plenty of songs, which all have a nice feel. I look forward to the updates. Sugarplum is amazing. Playing with headphones on is mind blowing! The sound is so rich. Thank you so much Cipher Prime, my iPad is complete thanks to you.


Cipher Prime Studios Inc.
125.3 MB
Requires iOS 4.2 or later. Compatible with iPad.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2011 Cipher Prime Studios, Inc.


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