Step into the world of Tonotopy and create your own musical composition.
Tonotopy is a musical game that visualizes the creative proces of making music. As a player you begin in the ‘Heart room’, where the heart beat forms the basis for each piece of music. From there you can enter in a number of body parts to search the right tunes and finally compose your piece of music.
You choose and add sounds from various instruments, such as the hi-hat, kick drum, snare drum, solid base and gamelan, until your melody is complete. At that moment a new body part or level is freed up. The game ends when you have collected the last sounds. After that you can save your musical composition and listen to it as a mp3 player or online on the community website.
For more info go to www.tonotopy.nl
Here you can see some early concept art and screenshots of prototypes.
If you are interested you can aslo check the documentation about this project. It basically explains some of the early machanics and concepts. A lot have been changed in terms of gameplay and game design.
The second document you can see a lot of changes compared with the first. Also in terms of style and gameplay there are concrete examples.