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A jam submission

Musical Text EditorView game page

Write text, play it as a song
Submitted by Yirggzmb (@yirggzmb) — 5 days, 19 hours before the deadline

Play text editor

Musical Text Editor's itch.io page

Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Innovation#24.5294.529
Overall#422.8242.824
Fun#522.4712.471
Music#542.5882.588
Visuals#752.0592.059

Ranked from 17 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

Please list any pre-made art/music/other assets you used.
Sound is handled by the public SoundJS library: https://www.createjs.com/getting-started/soundjs

How many members in your team?

Team of 1

List your team's social media / website links!
https://twitter.com/Yirggzmb

Anything you want to say to players before they play?
This is less a game and more of an interactive toy. There's no goal, so just enjoy seeing what sounds your texts make.

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Comments

Interesting tool! I included it in my compilation video series of the Ludum dare 42 compilation video series, if you’d like to take a look :)

Submitted(+1)

It's an interesting concept. Good job!

Developer

Thanks!

Submitted(+1)

This is pretty fun! The idea is original, and the songs created, while odd, are mostly pleasant. It's a very cool experimental game. Good job!

Developer

Thank you!

(+2)

I like what you were trying to do here. Pitches were assigned to letters and length was decided by size of the word with player manipulation on maximum length allowed. As for how to make a game out of this... Maybe some kind of word puzzle where you ask a question and give a tonal response and its up to the player to find the correct answer with the pitch tonation as a clue!

Developer(+1)

I'm glad you like it. :) I'm sure there's some sort of game potential here. But I also think the world kinda needs more bizarre almost-like-a-game-but-not-quite experiments too.

Submitted(+1)

Hey! I just wanted to let you know that a video of one of my playthrough/reviews is up and you're a part of it!
Take a look here:

Submitted(+2)

That's got a lot of potential.  I think it's an interesting idea.  There could be a game involved here somehow, I'm sure, I'm not sure HOW but I'm sure there could be.  Very interesting concept!

Great work!

(+1)

Maybe some kind of word puzzle where you ask a question and give a tonal response and its up to the player to find the correct answer with the pitch tonation as a clue!

Developer

I'm glad you like the concept! It was one of those ideas I had to give a try, even if it wasn't really a game.

Submitted

The sound doesn't work for me. I like the concept and want to try it. Reminds me of the kinds of toys that were in the first Wario Ware game if you played it.

Developer

Hmm, what browser are you using?

Submitted

I am using Chrome, but I just loaded up the game on another computer and it works on this one.

Developer

That's good then! Sorry it didn't work on the first one though.

Submitted(+1)

Interesting idea

Developer(+1)

Thanks!

Submitted(+2)

Cool! Liked how the tempo is mapped to word length. Would be interesting to make it polyphonic, where multiple paragraphs are played simultaneously by different instruments.

Developer

I'm glad you liked it!

And yeah, that would be a cool thing to try if I build a 2.0 version.