This weekend, we met at the office of BitBarons and did a 24 hours Game Jam. We were curious about Pure Data and how we can use it for interactive music. So this time, the topic was “Music Games” and we started by collecting some ideas. My team decided to create Music Garden: The player has to create and care for a garden that creates music.
We also used this chance to experiment with some Android features and if they could be used for cool games. We thought that voice control could be awesome, but play tests showed, that this is everything but relaxing. But it is pretty cool if you need to gain attention in public, everybody stared at us during tests. Anyway, we added a random growth algorithm, so the player can create new plants by his voice and talking to the device, but he can also wait until new one grow.
Enjoy the game!