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August 02, 2010

take a walk

Put on your headphones and take a walk ...

29 comments:

Alecia said...

Oou! Looks cute!

Lorena said...

very nice!! and the music is cool. Thanks Bart

Beth said...

Love the music. It was quick easy and relaxing.TY Bart

Anonymous said...

All I can say about this is just "No."

Anonymous said...

Some alternative version of guitar hero...

Peter said...

Wonderful music, terrible gameplay. The music stops when I release the right arrow key, to mention only one thing. It's too slow, to mention another.

nemo said...

Can't we take it easy once in a while without the 'drenalin junkies complaining?
Nice choice Bart. Great for when you want to take it slow.

Shrimp said...

well, not my favorite alas

Anonymous said...

Sorry nemo, but I will add one more bad comment on this game. I'm a fan of experimental games, well, this is the first art/non action/musical game I hate.
There is NOTHING to do, the music is repetive, does not eolve with the boy walking, and it is sooo slow that (more than just being boring) that the gameplay was unplayable. I couldn't adjust the jumps, so it destroyed the music.

Moreover, the music has nothing to do with the game, it could have been more relaxant, or more strange, or moving, or anything else that would make sense ...

Coffeeteamix said...

actually..... the music stopping when you stop pressing the right arrow is the point..... It is not just some repetitive music in the background while you walk, it's integral to the game. That's why they insisted that you turn on volume.

As someone mentioned, it's like guitar hero. Would you be upset if guitar hero butchered the song because you didn't play well? That's sorta the point of the game...

Also, if you listen carefully, you'll realize that he tries to match the music to the scene/mood of the character.

AAAANNNDDD, you might also notice that the jumps you have to make is also related to the music... Like you jump on the down beat, or when the melody plays. Sorta like guitar hero. Once you realize that, it becomes a whole lot easier.

AAAAANNNDDD, once it becomes easier, you might actually get a string of the correct and realize that the birds are attracted to the beautiful music you're making possible.... and you can unlock an achievement by collecting birds. But when you trip, music is disrupted and the birds fly away.

It's basically a complete music mania type game, complete with purpose, challenges and achievements, but for people who want to still relax and enjoy the music and scenery instead of being rushed along by the treadmill that is guitar hero...

True, that type of game play may not be for everyone. But for what they set out to do, I think they did a good job =) Nice choice, Bart =)

Liz said...

Thanks, coffeeteamix, for pointing out all of the beautiful subtleties to thus game. You beat me to it. It's a stunning game.

Anonymous said...

GREAT GAME!! I Loved it!!

Coffeeteamix said...

@ Liz: glad you feel the same one ^___^

now my only complain is that they need a restart button >< I'm going for "finish all 3 without a break" achievement... so once I trip, I just want to restart... =3

Anonymous said...

Well, we're not the same. Ones don't like it, ones do. Like me. I love it!

Liz said...

@ coffeeteamix: grrrrr I completely agree. I want that achievement! A restart would be a lovely addition. It's making me be not so relaxed about it

The Gordo said...

It's a beautiful little game. Thanks, Bart.

Anonymous said...

Why can I only manage to get 18 birds urgh elusive 20, that aside I love this game!

Me/You said...

Love the music! Really ice cute game, a little bit short but quite fun!

Anonymous said...

omigawd WONDERFUL so beautiful so creative my fav game of month so pretty but earphone music too loud...

Carly said...

Aw, I liked it! It's really easy if you just hop along with the music, and I did have a smile on my face when I was done. I just wish there were more levels...

Anonymous said...

Great concept, beautiful music, nice graphics, boring game though.

Anonymous said...

Oooo, nice game! Love the music~

Anonymous said...

this game is beautiful and very relaxing.. thank you for putting a smile on my face :D

Anonymous said...

thought this was a bit rubbish at first but then when I linked the music with the birds - its fab! Only managed 6 birds - 20 to get?! - dunno about that. Great game!

Anonymous said...

Sorry I will have to agree with nemo, I mean he is right, it is slow, and if it has to be, it better be relaxing, sadly, I think that because of the fact that you have to keep holding down the right key, for example, really hurts my finger after a time, the thought that you pretty much lose after one mistake, not being to regain the bird, not getting the achivements, not following the beat, the music getting disrupted kinda ruins the whole purpose of focusing the game around music, I like exsperimental games, and I like this style of art, but I just can't catch the relaxed atmosphere, its like sitting on a bench in the park, while a creepy hobo stares at you. O_O

Anonymous said...

SOOOOOOO CUUUTTEE!!!
SO fun and addicting.
You people out there who are saying bad things about this game, umm... don't! 'Cause you're wrong!

Anonymous said...

beautiful, simply beautiful.

Anonymous said...

ohhhh, this game is soooo lovely! i love this game and the music! thank you bart for sharing this piece of joy! :D

Sherman~ said...

Gotta love this game~ so sweet!!! It is very calming and the music is lovely.
Some people don't like this game. I don't like those people, frankly. <3 It's a slow game, yes. It has beautiful music. yes. I got great pleasure playing this game, and I'm sorry for those who don't.
Thanks for sharing this artful and sweet game, Bart!

 

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