Sound And Vision: online game goes back to basics

02.04.2013 Danish : Soundtrack : Soundscape

International- Danish designer Jeppe Carlsen has created a game focused around sound, along with a retro-style aesthetic.

Brands are turning towards using soundscapes in their products and are also rejecting slick, corporate-looking websites and are turning to retro graphics that hark back to the early days of the internet, as discussed in our Netstalgia.

Carlsen’s game, called 140, has no storyline or characters but features a dynamic and pensive soundtrack. The user navigates an avatar around the landscape: the avatar can only change into a triangle, square or circle and its only controls are left, right and jump. The aim is to sync the movements of the avatar to the music. The landscape changes with the music, taking the user through a series of soundscapes.

With a pared-down look and graphics that resemble those used in early websites, this game is completely about sound.

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