Tag Archive for interactive music

Interactive Music Theory

Cell-based music / Horizontal Re-sequencing, simple and a more complex example.

I found some theory about interactive, adaptive, nonlinear game music that hasn’t been posted on Captivating Sound yet. It’s an oldie from 2011 by Than van Nispen tot Pannerden, Sander Huiberts, Sebastiaan Donders and Stan Koch.

Interactive music, in e.g. video games, often tends to be complex both in the creative and the technological part. Video games, that have any interactivity connected to the music, often have simplistic music and music technology. The sounding results vary greatly in quality, both in musical aesthetics and in interactive meaningfulness.

One of the interactive music strategies available is horizontal re-sequencing. In this paper experiences with a simple nonlinear music player (the nln-player), using this strategy, are being presented.

Reference:
van Nispen tot Pannerden, T., Huiberts, S., Donders, S., & Koch, S. 2011, The nln-player: A system for nonlinear music in games. Paper presented at Proceedings of the International Computer Music Conference 2011, University of Huddersfield, England.

Download:
http://download.captivatingsound.com/Nispen-Huiberts-Donders-Koch-Interactive-Music-the-NLN-player.pdf

Oi! Gluddle 2.0 and Gluddle Lite Release – a game made by audio designers

Amsterdam, July 6, 2012 – Creative Heroes (Richard van Tol & Sander Huiberts) is happy to announce that the major 2.0 update to Gluddle and the free Lite version are available on the Apple Appstore.

“Gluddle, which is one of the most addictive physics-based iOS games I’ve come across, has just been bumped to version 2.0. In its initial state, Gluddle is already a fantastic physics puzzler. But now, in its updated version, the game is even more so.”
— AppAdvice

A property of Gluddle is the innovative use of sound in the game. It uses an adaptive music system that not only responds to what is happening in the game, but even controls part of the gameplay. Many events, such as the flashing of the Supervision, are timed to the beat of the music. This creates a musical flow that immerses the player in the game and allows for special tactics to be used, if the player pays a close ear.

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