Musaic Box – Everything you Wanted to Know
This year, Musaic Box won the Excellence in Design award for its interesting use of music in its gameplay. It is considered part of the casual game genre and the core of the game revolves around using both music and shapes to fill in puzzle boxes.
While as a rule I’m not personally a fan of casual games, this one really caught my eye (or ear, rather!) with its incorporation of music and I am very grateful for the opportunity to hear about the game firsthand by the developer.
I had the opportunity to speak with Oleksandr Porechnov from KranX Productions (based in Russia) and also recorded this interview with him. He talked about how the game was designed and produced, as well as later giving a demonstration of the gameplay.
Musaic Box is a prototype of the unique music genre where you have to solve the puzzles using your ears. Your task is to collect music puzzle from original melody. If you got stuck you can try to solve it geometrically.
The player will search for parts of a composition, and once the pieces are found, the player must then assemble these pieces within a box. Both the musical tune and the shapes of the pieces must align for the puzzle to be solved.
– KranX Developer Team
The English version of Musaic box is available for PC download for only $10 here.
A big Spasiba (Thanks) to Oleksandr for trying out his English for us at the Independent Games Festival, I can’t wait to see what creativity will bloom from KranX next!