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Symphony of Life

by Bernhard - 48 Hour Compo Entry

A failed musical puzzle experiment.

Plants seeds of life beneath the surface of the planet.
Harvest resources to grow your population.
Prevent your people from extinction.
Create the Symphony of Life.

- Click to plant seed / zoom in / zoom out
- Mousewheel to zoom in / zoom out
- Scroll by moving the mouse close to the edge
- Or Scroll with arrow-keys
- ALT+Enter to switch between fullscreen and windowed mode

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GlowingSnail says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 9:04am

This looks like ... one of those musical games where you have to hit a colored key amongst four when the pointer goes over it? Or something like that? I didn't really get it. Cool nonetheless.

shuanDang says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 9:05am

Liked the concept and the sounds, but the rules of placement were not immediately obvious.

Apr 28, 2014 @ 3:34pm

It was hard to understand what to do, but I did it and the game is amazimg! Love sound generation, gameplay and idea

reheated says ...
May 10, 2014 @ 12:09pm

You said "failed experiment" in the notes but I wouldn't describe it that way. Maybe the gameplay wasn't quite as deep as you were hoping but it's one of the most original ideas I've seen here and it was fun to figure out what to do and then to actually try to do it. (The music got a little tiring though.)

Atridas says ...
May 10, 2014 @ 12:27pm


I'll play that this evening as soon as I have time :D

gwa says ...
May 10, 2014 @ 12:30pm

Cool Game Only the double bindings of zoom anoyed a little and the rules are not so clear but its fun and I beat the first world :)

ElStevo says ...
May 10, 2014 @ 2:12pm

Really good idea, I'm sure with more time this could develop into a nice musical puzzle. At the moment, I'm not really understanding where I can and cannot place the elements/notes. Also, the music could be a bit more entertaining. But I love the graphics, and the game feels very smooth.

HybridMind says ...
May 10, 2014 @ 3:28pm

Interesting and innovative concept. I couldn't really get much entertainment out of it though besides randomly clicking around quick enough so that I didn't die. I couldn't figure out how to write my own tune or really understand what affect I could have on the world besides clicking in grids to plant various seed notes.

pichifino says ...
May 10, 2014 @ 3:35pm

Like it

JaJ says ...
May 10, 2014 @ 4:23pm

It's hard to get a hang of, I didn't really know what I was doing to be honest...

Atridas says ...
May 10, 2014 @ 4:30pm

Ok, I see what you mean with "failed experiment".

Problem is, I have no musical ear, so I got no idea what I was supposed to do. Some focus testing whould have helped. Concept is amazing. Controls need some refineming, but wathever...

pvwradtke says ...
May 19, 2014 @ 12:36am

Cool, i liked the idea inspired by Lumines and other puzzle games to have a line scrolling to make things happen.Maybe it needs more polish, but very far from a failed experiment in my opinion.

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