|Platform(s)||Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X|
|Release date(s)||TBA (was scheduled for late 2009)|
Guitar Rising is an educational music video game developed by GameTank. It is similar to Rock Band and the Guitar Hero franchise, only instead of a guitar controller, a real guitar is used (by plugging a guitar-USB adapter or jack plug into a microphone port or directly to the sound card) to play. The on-screen fretboard scrolls from right to left, reading much like a tablature, with the notes lying on the corresponding string showing the number of the fret on which the note is to be played. A similar free release, LittleBigStar, is currently in beta testing.
It has been delayed due to note recognition problems (interference between notes). Release for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X was scheduled for late 2009, but the game was not released in 2009, and as of February 2010 no release date has been given. However, a playable demo was given at Independent Game Conference West on November 5, 2009.
There are expected to be at least 30 songs featured on the finished product, five of which should appear on a forthcoming demo of the game. The following songs appear in a setlist shown in the game's official trailer. Enter Sandman was shown in a demo video.
|"Certain Words in Uncertain Times"||This Providence||2004|
|"It's Over"||Even the Odd|
|"Miss Mary Mack"||Anything But Joey|
|"On With the Show"||Casey Maxwell|
|"Message in a Bottle"||The Police|
|"Enter Sandman" ||Metallica|