Ludum Dare 35 — April 15th-18th, 2016 — Theme: Shapeshift

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Sound Shift

by Andy_Voz - Compo Entry

Hi, I'm Andy and I'd like to present you my first LD game – Sound Shift.

Rules are simple:

1.The Game generates chord, which consists of three sounds.
2.You can listen it by clicking on the black play button.
3.You can change chord by clicking on button with arrow.
4.You have 10 soundballs.
5.You should transfer 3 soundballs into cells to make a chord.
6.You can listen, what you got by clicking on white play button.
7.If your chord will be the same as generated chord, congrats! :)

Then Sound Shift automatically generates another chord. Good luck! :)

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RoboOggy says ...
Apr 17, 2016 @ 3:33pm

Interesting concept! I quite like what you are going with here! keep it up :)

qikcik says ...
Apr 17, 2016 @ 8:06pm

Nice :D

Tharky says ...
Apr 17, 2016 @ 8:56pm

Interesting concept, I failed badly :P

pjimmy says ...
Apr 17, 2016 @ 9:26pm

this was cool! super creative

HealogiK says ...
Apr 17, 2016 @ 9:52pm

I loved it ! this is so ludic and awesome !

ORECROS says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 4:24am

I did this with my vocal teacher in high school.. it was really fun.

jcmonkey says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 4:26am

nice game here. im totally bad at figureing out chords, but that didnt stop me from trying. :D

F4KETHIS says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 4:26am

Very original, fun to play with

DieWithDustin says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 4:28am

Cool idea, I can't play it because I just cant do music

hugheth says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 1:16pm

I'm surprised by how interesting this game is to play despite quite a very original take on shape shifting. Great if you're already musically inclined

crisp says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 1:16pm

Nicely thought!

monkeybit29 says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 1:18pm

Although it didn't switch to the next level, i had a LOT of fun trying to figure out the chords, nice going!

unoion says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 1:27pm

It was hard because of my awful musical abilities, but game is definitely great!

ito123456789 says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 4:23pm

Useful to train the ear. But hard to the uninitiated like me.

Apr 18, 2016 @ 6:54pm

I get this exception: "Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: javafx/application/Application" running the .jar

Apparently javafx is runnable in openJDK but in my case, it is not :(

kbmonkey@multivac:sound shift$ java -version
java version "1.7.0_95"
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (IcedTea 2.6.4) (7u95-2.6.4-1~deb8u1)
OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 24.95-b01, mixed mode)

Andy_Voz says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 7:34pm

keyboardmonkey, I think you can try to update java and OpenJDK. Sorry for the inconvenience :(

Somnium says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:46am

An original concept, and very enjoyable to play!

If you are considering making a post-compo version, I would suggest that you enhance the "win detection" logic, so it does not matter in which order the soundballs are placed :-) Also, it could be useful to be able to listen to a "partially constructed" chord.

You could even add labels to the soundballs and target chord (and maybe even give the name of a "wrong" chord as feedback), thereby making it into a simple edutainment game :-D

Apr 21, 2016 @ 3:57am

Nice! We need more music-themed games around here.

bigbatardyt says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 8:33am

Interesting idea, my musician skills helped me out there ^^

plko says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 8:32pm

Really hard game...

aemiliu5 says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 7:32am

it's nice for training the ear!

DesignerNap says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 10:15am

Really quite hard for the untrained ear and without the notes on each blob, it is even harder! I like it though. Good work!

runvs says ...
Apr 27, 2016 @ 5:21pm

cool Idea. Though it is quite hard (at least for someone who only knows how to play drums) to check if it is the correct chord. Well implemented though and nice sound samples!

Andy_Voz says ...
May 4, 2016 @ 1:30pm

Thanks everyone for the feedback!!! :)

May 4, 2016 @ 7:56pm

I loved it, although there is not much to do, i enjoyed playing around with the notes one by one and making those 3

gelisam says ...
May 6, 2016 @ 3:59am

Way too hard! Maybe begin with easier levels?

Drury says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 6:55am

I so wish I could play this!

I won't rate you overall because I can't tell how good the game is if you know how to play it, best of luck.

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