3.03 - Sound Act/Adv

Idea for September February 7, 2008

Theme: Sound (underdeveloped)

includes topics that expand on the theme

  • Rhythm
  • Melody
  • Pitch
  • Music
  • Volume
  • Harmonic
  • Trippy
  • Experimentation
  • Screeching
  • Range
  • Moods
  • Interference
  • BGM effects
  • Medium
  • Visual Representation
  • Timing
  • Sound waves
  • Layers

Genre: Puzzle/Action/Adventure

game genre with possible significant changes or important points

  • Action adventure game where changes in sound and music affect the player’s abilities and the environment


individual gameplay mechanics and mechanics categorized by system

  • Sound Control:
    • Sound and music can not only be heard, but seen in the game (through shapes, lines and colours)
    • Sound manipulation is used to attack and defend
      • Controlling speed, tempo, beat and pitch to work against different enemies, or to solve different puzzles
      • Creating rhythm and melody can result in combos and stronger moves
    • Sound is used against sound for combat
  • External Sounds:
    • The environment sound effects like BGM also affect the player’s abilities
    • Matching the player’s sounds to the same beat as the BGM can result in different boons, or drawing an opponent into an area where their music is incompatible can make them weaker


narrative elements concerning plot, characters, world

  • Evil music that the player must overturn or destroy?
  • Each level is the physical representation of a song, and the player’s goal is to reshape the song
  • The player’s character is blind, and the world is a visual representation of sound for the player to navigate: objects that don’t make sound can’t be seen


includes possible target user group traits

Possible Technology

includes hardware that would best support the game

  • Home consoles should be sufficient for both control and performance of the game


includes GDDG members who contributed to this idea and were present during the discussion

  • Mediator: Cody Church
  • Samppa V. Raski
  • Vincent Cua
  • Chi Hsi
  • Shane Morin
  • Marc Derosier
  • Lanz Singbeil
  • Ethan Johanson
  • Tyler Nickel
  • Holly Becker
  • Kyle Chen
  • Kyle Sakai
  • Drew Batcheller
  • Michael Chang
  • Kelvin Tsu
  • Mark Lauman
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