I sold a copy of Tetris Effect last week. Had a couple of friends over, let them have a go at my copy, and over the course of the evening they went from “I suck at Tetris” to “I’m going to go home and buy this immediately”. If you haven’t played Tetris Effect and can access a copy, I really recommend it. It’s Tetris as you know it, except the audio and visuals respond to your every move, making you feel like a musician – or maybe a conductor.
Grhyll’s Meditation is kind of like that, in miniature.
This little game builds audio and visuals in a similar way, layering looping tunes and spirograph-style patterns on top of one another, but it’s much simpler. For me it initially launched in a tiny square window, but you can also expand it to fill your screen. And rather than using your puzzle brain to fit shapes into lines as in Tetris Effect, you win the next line of the song and piece of the pattern just by clicking on shapes as they appear in time to the music.
It’s a lovely little thing, and I still have the tune in my head. I’ve signed up for the newsletter for oQo, the musical puzzle platformer that Grhyll mentions in the intro. And I’m definitely going to go back to Tetris Effect today.