Moshing Cat Studio has this week launched the Kickstarter campaign for their upcoming title, Squarewave Maker, a rhythm game which blends making music and playing games.
The method behind the music, especially beat-based music like Electronica or Hip Hop, isn’t as glamorous as you might think. It often has producers spending hours upon hours lining up little blocks on a Piano Roll, adjusting the velocity and attack of each note, and of course, adjusting synth waveforms using dials and sliders in order to get that perfect sound.
This is much the same as video games, where lines of incoherent code make up some of the most beautiful games we’ve experienced in later years. No longer are we looking at little pixel men jumping on top of sentient mushrooms, now we’re looking at sprawling countrysides ruled over by mechanical dinosaurs.
But then there’s Squarewave Maker, a game which hopes to blend the line between both music and video game creation and make a sweet-looking rhythm game in which the player can not only create beats, but also design levels and play through the songs they’ve made. Think Mario Maker mixed with FL Studio.
But don’t let me bore you with inner workings of video game and music production, why not check out the game for yourself in the Kickstarter video:
So here comes the sales pitch. Moshing Cat Studio is looking to raise a little over £11,000 to make Squarewave Maker happen. You can head to the game’s Kickstarter page to pledge, with pledges that net you the game coming in at only £15.