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by RawBits - 48 Hour Compo Entry


You have to earn your potato by using your ear.
Hit the play button to hear the notes and play them back on the piano keys using your mouse.
Every bad note will be displayed in red.

Don't loose your potato!

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Lizzip says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 7:52pm

I lost my potato :(

mrexcessive says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 7:52pm

Couldn't get it to run on Chrome Windows7 - unrated

KevinWorkman says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 10:43pm

This was a really interesting take on the theme. Like Simon only with sounds instead of lights. Great work!

myexcessive: what happens when you try to run it? It should work fine for anybody with Java installed.

Hayawi says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 11:13pm

Nice take on the theme, I like the idea, and it could probably be developed further to maybe teach kids to play. Good job, have a potato

messiano says ...
May 4, 2013 @ 4:55am

I have perfect pitch, so it was way too easy lol. Still nice.

Cyborg771 says ...
May 4, 2013 @ 1:18pm

I made it to level 3 but once I made one mistake it seemed like I was doomed. I couldn't figure out how to get back on track once I made a mistake.

RawBits says ...
May 4, 2013 @ 3:16pm

Thank you all! I'll rate back shortly.

mrexcessive: The "Web" version should work for everyone with Java installed - with full JavaSound or something the SoundCipher library documentation says. But if you look closely, I'm sure you can find other versions that might work. :)

Cyborg771: Ear training is not an easy task but I'm sure most poeple can get to this basic level in a little time. Also there are other ways to train and different things to learn - I wasn't aiming for a full featured educational game in this competition though.

I should point out that SoundCipher is not a very good library in means of control over playback and usability. It's barely do it's job.

May 4, 2013 @ 10:38pm

It's very hard for me :((. But, nice idea and Great Job.

Herku says ...
May 4, 2013 @ 11:56pm

The hardest thing for me is, that I can't hit the first note again. It is fine that it is already given, but I need to hear it again to step forward. Nice idea and very hard for somebody who played keyboard only half a year in school ._.

RawBits says ...
May 5, 2013 @ 8:39am

Herku: You can hear all the notes whenever you want by clicking on the play button next to the keys. I'll add another button for playing the last found and the current note only to the #1GAM version.

swizzcheez says ...
May 17, 2013 @ 7:27pm


kyru says ...
May 17, 2013 @ 8:44pm

Not bad, does a thing I've not seen in games before.

Blinked says ...
May 17, 2013 @ 10:57pm

Very difficult, but very cool idea!

Make A Game says ...
May 17, 2013 @ 11:31pm

Managed to finish it on my third try! It is a cool challenge perhaps appropriated for children to learn and train their ear. Cool idea and execution, the only thing I would add is after we complete each level, we could hear the melody so far.

May 18, 2013 @ 12:38am


dick_claus says ...
May 18, 2013 @ 4:45am

I lost all my potatoes >_< Really hard to play. I think will be better if preview show me what keys was downed

RawBits says ...
May 19, 2013 @ 7:35pm

Make A Game: Outstanding! Not just children needs ear training it isn't natural to learn these kind of skills in every day life for everyone. BTW I wanted to play back the whole phrase but the SoudCipher library don't have the necessary functions sadly. :(

dick_claus: Sound Cypher makes it very difficult to control the playback so I couldn't do that sadly. I wanted to make a button for playing only the last found and the current note only though.

Thank you all trying this quick sketch. Maybe later I'll try to improve it, perhaps I change playback library. Also I might add a practice mode where you can szelect which intervals you want to practice.

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