Great to know that Isle of Tune is getting the recognition it deserves. It won in the FITC ‘flash games’ category.
The iPad version is going to be awesome!
This is off-topic, but as it is from a developer we like I thought I’d mention it.
As ever living up to their name, the Strange Agency’s new game, ‘Bite Me’, looks, well, strange.
I’ve said it before, I’m not a big games player, so when a musical game comes along as they do from time to time I wonder what my reaction will be to it.
I played WINtA for around half an hour I guess and that was about it for me.
The concept behind the game is very straightforward. You have to hit a series of buttons in time with the music when they turn white, this triggers a vocoded lyric.
The game is fun enough, but almost certainly isn’t aimed at me, but worth a look if you more of a game player than I am.
I took some time to play with this app yesterday as I haven’t had a chance to get to it for a while. I have to start off by saying that I’m not a big game player at all, but I do really get into some games.
I wrote about this app when it came out as it was from Zach Gage maker of the excellent SynthPond and Sonic Wire Sculptor, so I started using with great expectations.
If you know it is from the maker of Sonic Wire Sculptor and SynthPond you’ll recognise a lot of elements of the design. It looks great.
The game play itself is very simple and straightforward although I didn’t get bored of it, which is what often happens with me and games, so for personally I thought that this was a big plus. I’m not saying that I couldn’t put the app down, but it was an enjoyable experience to play with. I didn’t use the openFeint features of the app as I don’t have an account with them, so I can’t comment on that side of it I’m afraid.
If you’re looking for a fast paced game with loads of action then steer well clear of this app. However, if what you want is something a lot more thoughtful, simple and relaxing than I think you might want to give this a try.
I’ve enjoyed it a lot.
Halcyon priced at $3.99.
This is an interesting music app / game from Zach Gage maker of the excellent SynthPond and Sonic Wire Sculptor.
“A Generative Musical Instrument – Halcyon features a complete generative soundtrack that becomes an instrument when you play the game. Since its designed to accompany you while you play, you’ll create tranquil sonic landscapes as you travel along. Gameplay is one part spacial action puzzler and one part interactive stringed instrument combined in an experience designed specifically for the iPad. Colored currents travel inexorably toward each other. Strum the strings to match the currents, creating both phonic and visual harmony.” – zach gage
Interested? Take a look at Halcyon priced at $3.99.