The next time someone says "there aren't any themes for StepMania 5", you should probably point them here.

Welcome to StepMania 5 Theme Update, a site that catalogues both released and in development themes for StepMania 5. This site was started due to various comments about how StepMania 5 doesn't have many themes. It also serves as a handy guide to themes that are known to be in development, but may not be on your radar.

Site Notes


Last Update: 2016/06/02

Just a heads up; I'm not going to be updating this site anymore; sorry for any inconvienence this may cause.

Previous news updates are available on the old news page.


Released Themes

These themes have a downloadable release available. For a more detailed look at released themes, please see the theme list.

Theme Author Latest Version SM Version Notes
moonlight freem/SSC v1.03 (2015/02/21) SM 5.0.6+ Currently considered finished unless something comes up.
optical shakesoda/SSC 2014/05/12 SM5 ??? Currently in rolling release; Theme may be more up to date!
Zenith Midiman/SSC v1.00 (2010/04/10) sm-ssc 1.0 Beta 2 Final (no updates?)
ultralight freem/SSC r13/v0.85 (2014/10/06) SM5 Beta 4 Still in progress; switched to rolling release in June 2014.
Delta luizsan/SSC v3.00 (?) "v3 will be the last version unless something breaks up really hard on next Stepmania 5 versions."
CyberiaStyle 8 -solid- CyberiaStyle PROJECT 8.5 (2015/02/23) SM 5.0.5+  
PROJEKTXV k//eternal
(Port by freem)
r6 (2014/07/23) SM5 Beta 3 r6 is an update for StepMania 5 beta 3.
Dance Dance Revolution 5th Mix freem
(Original theme by PatrickDDRX)
r7 (2014/07/23) SM5 Beta 3 Still an active project.
beatmania IIDX 15: DJ TROOPERS Tony Toonami 2011/10/02 SM5 ??? Supports multiple game modes (dance, pump, ???).
TrotMania Lirodon Beta 1 (2012/06/16) SM5 ??? My Little Pony-styled theme.
StepMania Supernova 3 Missingno (2011/12/22) SM5 ???  
Default More CL v1.415 (2012/10/02) SM5 ??? Highly modified default theme. [Archived Nico Community page]
O2Mania EX arvinkent098 v0.69 (2012/06/07) SM5 ??? [2012/04/02 Preview][2012/03/23 Preview]
Pump it Up Fiesta EX Alisson 2012/??/?? SM5 ???  
waiei A.C (waiei) v1.335 fix3 (2014/11/30) SM5 Beta 3 Broke in one of the Nightly Builds in the 8xx series. :(
DDR X2 AC KENP/exworld073(?) preview4 (2012/06/14) SM5 ??? [Thread @ ZIV; password is "GOLD RUSH" (no quotes)][Development Blog][2012/02/07 Preview]
"Verticalized" default theme Germanium/phurrcon 2012/07/17 SM5 ??? Single-player theme for vertically-oriented screens.
Kuro Project 흑몽 (Saisyou) 2012/10/10 SM5 Preview 1a Touhou-themed default hack.
(Based on "Simply Love" by hurtpiggypigg, Mad Matt)
Update 3 (2013/08/17?) SM5 ???  
Delta NEX Schranz Conflict (frandos) 2013/10/19 SM5 ??? A hack of luizsan's Delta.
PIU Fiesta EX xMAx v1.2 (2013/07/??) SM5 ???  
foonmix foonmix team
(Port by freem)
Prototype (2013/12/31) SM5 ??? Prototype release; doesn't fully work with Event Mode off.
part of freem's "Unfinished Business".
Consensual Kyzentun (rolling release) SM5 Beta 4a/Nightly Builds [SM forums][ZIV thread]
Dragon Nest GHR Version 1.2 (2014/07/27) SM5 ??? [SM forums]
DDR 2013 afdjacp Beta 1 (2014/03/06) SM5 ??? [Preview Video] The author does not want the theme posted on ZIV, so please don't, or I will take this link down.
Sigma1 -The Blue Dasher- [DL] Carluz v1.0 (2014/07/07) SM5 ??? [SM forums] "Although it still has a lot of bugs. Cannot edit steps or play course at present."
Dance Dance Revolution 7th Mix -DDR MAX2- Reiaya Rev 1.0 beta (2014/07/08) SM5 ??? [Beta 1 download]
DanceDanceRevolution Next Generation riskofsoundingnerdy Release 2 (2014/07/26) SM5 ??? [Preview video] Latest version of theme is only available as a part of a ~1GB download.
In The Groove 2 Ov3rHell_3XoduZ Revision 4 (2014/11/21) SM5 Beta 4 [ZIV thread]
TrotMania III: Aeternum Obscurum Lirodon Beta (2014/07/31) SM5 ??? [ZIV thread] Currently being worked on.
Simplicity Theme spookymagician v2.0 (2015/02/18) SM5 Nightly Builds [Z-I-V thread]
Simply Love hurtpiggypigg, Mad Matt
(Port by dbk2)
Release (2014/08/11) SM 5.0.5+ [Github repo][SM forums thread][ZIV thread] Port of "SIMPLY LOVE" theme from 3.95/ITG2.
PROJEKTXIX: Laconia k//eternal (2014/09/17) SM5 Beta 4 [ZIV thread]
DDR X2 Plus Musashi Update (2014/10/13) SM5 Beta 4 [ZIV thread]
BareBone Jousway Beta 1 (2014/11/09) SM5 Beta 4 [FFR thread]
StepMania: On The Chill psmay (rolling release) SM5 Beta 4 [Official site]
Metro Quad Ov3rHell_3XoduZ Revision 4 SM5 Beta 4 or later [ZIV thread]
DDR 2014 (16:9, 4:3) riskofsoundingnerdy Beta 1.1 (2014/1x/xx) SM5 Beta 4 [ZIV thread]
Mithras Gone Wild YungDaVinci (rolling release?) SM5 Nightly Builds [SM forums][FFR thread]
Drunken-shame Kyzentun (rolling release) SM5 Beta 4a/Nightly Builds [SM forums][ZIV thread]
Obelisk Lirodon v1.1 (2015/02/28) SM 5.0.5+ [ZIV thread][SM forums]
waiei2 waiei/A.C Alpha Test 2015/03/07 SM 5.0.5+  

Unreleased Themes

These themes are typically works in progress, though some themes may have stalled development.

Theme Author Latest Version SM Version Notes
DanceDanceRevolution STARLIGHT silverdragon754 (in development?) SM5 ??? [Preview Video] Development looks to have stalled...
Pump it Up Fiesta 2 Alisson (artificially stalled release) ? "The public release of this theme will be at the official arcade 2014 version"
StepMania Mini BX Plus! Navi X (no release) ? [Preview Video]
PIU Max Alisson (no release) SM5 ??? [As seen on YouTube]
Dance Dance Revolution (1st ReMIX) holidia (in development) ? [2013/09/14 preview][2012/03/23 Preview][2012/01/06 Preview]
Pump Max Cross Alisson (no release) ? [As seen on YouTube]
Pump it Up Infinity Hexes (no release) ? [As seen on YouTube] Some bootleg.
Dance Dance Revolution SuperNOVA2 KENP (no release) ? [Preview Video] A bit of a mix between SuperNOVA2 and DDR X2...
Simplycraft Ov3rHell_3XoduZ (no release) ? [ZIV thread] Currently being worked on.
Dance Dance Revolution (PS3) Reiaya2DX (no release) ? [StepManiaFactory thread] (site is down as of this writing; try Internet Archive?)
CyberiaStyle 9 -Last Approach- CyberiaStyle PROJECT (in development) SM5 Beta 3 (or later?) Currently being worked on. A preview version was released at Comiket 86.
SIGMA -LiGHT of Core- Carluz/CrzP (no release) ? [ZIV thread] [SM forums thread]
Nightcore Theme Angel Portillo (no release) ? [Preview Video] Currently being worked on. Using DDR 2013 (afdjacp?) theme as a base.
StepMania Minecraft Edition ? ?? SM5 ??? [As seen on YouTube] No known download link available.
DDR 2013 KENP (no release) ? [Preview Video] Currently being worked on.
SMAttack Jose Marin (no release) ? [Preview Video]
silico k//eternal (no release) ? "also silico is WIP so" -k//eternal
SMMAX Lirodon (no release) ? [SM forums]
Enchantment dbk2 (no release) ? (Likely StepMania 5.0.5+) [Preview video (2015/03/08)]

Abandoned Themes

These themes are no longer supported by their creators, and in some instances, are not officially available for download anymore.

Theme Author Last Known Version SM Version Notes
CyberiaStyle 7 -metal system- CyberiaStyle PROJECT Revision 04 (2012/07/22) SM5 ??? Succeeded by CyberiaStyle 8 -solid-.
Default Extended A.C (waiei) final v1.12 SM5Beta3 FIX (2014/05/12 19:47) SM5 Beta 3 (Nightly Build 810)  
Default+Jacket A.C (waiei) 2012/07/16 SM5 Alpha 3 (Nightly Build 471) Modified default theme with a Jacket Wheel.
in the groove 3 Lightning, et al
(Port by freem)
Pre-release 1a (2011/11/12) SM5 Preview 4 Currently being reconsidered for a revival.
StepMania 5 (Flames) spookymagician v0.2.1 Beta (2012/05/19) SM5 alpha 1a  

Unknown Status

I'm not sure of the status of these themes.

Theme Author Latest Version SM Version Notes
DDR X3 Lirodon (no release) ?  
DDR SuperNOVA2 jindev/sillybear (no release) ? [2011/08/07 Preview]
STEPMAN ADVENTURE 2: BATTLE Koizumi (no release) ? (Probably canceled, at this point)
DDR X2 CS jindev/sillybear (no release) ? [2011/09/24 Preview]
Pump it Up Fiesta Base Theme ? (no release) ? [2011/12/17 Preview]
PIU Fiesta EX cerbo Beta 1 (no release) ? [2011/12/26 Preview]
DDR X3 AC jindev/sillybear (no release) ? [2012/02/03 Preview] [2014/06/12 Preview]
Extreme 8-Bit Dr. Gaming (no release) ? [2012/02/27 Preview]
DDR X3 AC KENP/exworld073(?) (no release) ? [Screenshots in gallery]
DDR X3 afdjacp (no release) ? [Update 1]
djpiu arkadt (no release) ? [Preview video]
DDR 2013 Henny Henri (no release) ? [as seen on YouTube]

Themes I shouldn't be telling you about

Theme Author Latest Version SM Version Notes
StepMania Ultimate luizsan (no release) ? What freem is to SOMS2, luizsan is to StepMania Ultimate. Except he didn't quit, and he's getting shit done.