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A jam entry

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musi is a pattern game based entirely on sounds. This game is focused on inclusion for people with blindness.
Submitted by Simplified Interaction Tech (@s_i_tech) with 22 hours, 24 minutes before the deadline

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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw score
Innovation#253.0673.429
Overall#362.7473.071
Fun#392.3642.643
Music#442.4282.714
Visuals#521.9812.214

Ranked from 14 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

Please mention below any pre-made music or art assets you used.
All music was played by myself on the keyboard.

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Comments

(+1)

Pretty cool approach to a game that doesn't depend on visuals!  Really nice work!

(+2)

For disclosure, I played the freshly updated version since that's the only build available. Not that it matters too much, plus Xavier let us update games after the deadline so it's all good.

Screenshot proof that I finished the game:

Okay maybe I didn't :P I found it very hard from the get go? I am a musician with good auditive memory, but even with two keys it's hard to remember the proper sequence if it gets really long. It's nice because there's plenty of room for challenge, but maybe make the first levels simpler? If they are short they won't be annoying, a skilled person will go through them in a breeze and stupid people like me can use this time to adapt and get ready for more.

Feedback wise, I like that you went to the point. It's very efficient and can be played quickly. The gameplay itself is self-explaining so you need not have some kind of voice explain it, but it's missing one explicit feedback: what to do when the level starts: I heard "you play the game with F and J..." (brilliant idea btw) "... press the space bar to start level". And so I did, and I waited there for something to happen. I even checked the itch.io page to see if this was a bug or something. It did not occur to me to start pressing either button randomly. That needs to be explicitly mentioned for those like me who don't randomly mash keys :)

Props for doing both the music and blind theme and making the game accessible. Few of us actually stuck to those rules and your game is probably the most user-friendly for blind people. Speaking of which, you should post a link to it on reddit.com/r/blind !

I like the commitment to go and add professional audio acting as well! This makes it so much more enjoyable and shows you were serious about this! Kudos!

I'll stop here for now, I have so many games to review still! I hope to see this bloom and I'll see you at the next jam! Take care!

P.S. ex Love2D user here, nice to see a game made with it!

(+2)

Nice sounds! I included it in my Music Game Jam compilation video series, if you’d like to take a look :)

Developer(+1)

I've included new levels and a whoooole redesign of the game, more oriented to patterns than a maze

(+2)

Muse was really good and I loved how you played back what we just played!

And I'm in agreement with Itooh. The fail sound is really really loud compared to everything else.

Developer(+1)

There's a new version available, and the error sound is "less rude" than before :D

(+1)

Nice memory puzzle! It's perfectly playable without visuals, and has sweet rewards.

The "incorrect" sound is a little too loud and harsh though. It feels like a brutal punition, and actually stressed me so much that I've felt quickly discouraged of getting futher. I believe a soft accoustic sound could deliver the same meaning without violence. :)

Developer

There's a new version available, and the error sound is "less rude" than before :D

(+1)

Very interesting concept! One suggestion: Maybe normalize the volume between the "correct" and "incorrect" sounds. The incorrect sound is really loud comparatively. 

Developer

Hi Yirggzmb. This was already added to the devlog here on twitch and it would be solved this weekend I hope, together with a lot of improvements. I decided to put more effort on this game and see if I can make this into a full fledge game.

(+1)

Awesome!

Developer(+1)

doooooone! Now it has more levels and a better error sound!

(+1)

Hats off to you for this idea. Now I'm going to cry in a corner.

Developer

Well, thanks BlueJackalope. But don't cry. Enjoy the game and create consciousness by spreading the game idea to others.

Developer

Also, I saw you also make games, we should band together to code something any weekend. I'm very new to this, but maybe we can put something nice together.

(+1)

Oh, interesting offer. https://about.me/deaymon