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Genrekaraoke, guitar, bass, drums, dance
Latest release1.1  (Announcement)
Release dateJanuary 23rd, 2016
Developerssee article text
Code licenseGPL
Media licenseGPL
P. languageC++
LibrariesSDL; PortAudio
Performous is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Performous (formerly UltraStar-NG) is a karaoke game released under the GNU GPL 2+. Version 0.4.0 introduced guitar, bass and drum features and 0.5.0 saw the addition of dance game component.

The game is written in the C++ programming language and from version 0.3.0 onwards uses OpenGL for graphics.

The main game package does not include any songs, like a player does not include any music, but there are various liberally licensed songs available from the homepage.


The game scores you based on how well you hit the notes. The game helps you by showing what pitch you are singing so that you can correct your voice.


List of developers can be found at Ohloh.


See releases at SourceForge. Version 0.3.0 on 2008-11-03 renamed from UltraStar-NG into Performous.


Performous is cross-platform but each release usually doesn't include binary packages for every platform. See [1] for available versions.

Performous is also packaged in e.g. Debian, Ubuntu and Gentoo.


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