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A jam entry

Galaxy Jam/'ScapeView game page »

create planetary space music
Submitted by binarybruin with 1 hour, 20 minutes before the deadline

Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw score
Please rate this entry based on your overall enjoyment.#573.2503.250

Ranked from 4 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

What's the name of your experience?
Galaxy Jam

Please describe your creation.
I wanted to create an interactive musical game that promotes a relaxing and casual experience. My vision was to make a musical performance possible by the player. Originally, I wanted to let the player build his or her own galaxy with more elements, but I ran out of time for the Leap Motion 3D Jam and just focused on one planet this round.​ The audio has much room for improvement to make it more interactive with smoother transitions. However, this is the first game I've built in Unity, and it's a start.

The type of the planet can be changed for different musical elements. Besides that, the color modifies the pitch of the base/ambient layer of the planet "music" in real-time. To achieve this, I implemented this game using FMOD Studio. The radius of the planet you can create/draw also determines what pitch it will start at when it is created. I hope it is not too subtle, but I didn't want to make it too obvious either.

Using gestures was an important part of this game, and it was a challenge to have them control the game without more detailed implementation. It took awhile to come up with this concept, but I knew I wanted to make a music "game", and once I thought of a theme (space), it occurred to me that the galaxy is visually beautiful and should be reflected in beautiful music. I worked with a composer to figure out how space might "sound" musically. Given more time, I hope I can improve the interactive elements with the gestures and implement the music more seamlessly.


UPDATE 12/13/14:

Added a new build/version called Galaxy 'Scape with more features and incorporating a soundscape element using real sounds from space.

Programming language?
Unity/C#

Your web site or portfolio (optional)?
http://binarybruin.github.io/

Comments

Thank you for your kind words!!

Great Job! Very fun to play!

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