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Music of the Spheres is a puzzle-shooter about bouncing bullets, Islamic art, and sound. In it you can fire bullets which bounce, and when they bounce, a specific glockenspiel note is played. That simple premise gives rise to a lot of strategies, and the levels are designed to bring those strategies out. The way they do that is more “puzzle” than “shooter” - the game does not require many reflexes or risks. It just requires thoughtfulness and precision. It is intended express things concisely, and wordlessly - you do not have to be able to speak any language in order to play this game. “There’s a beauty in the apparent simplicity of the design, which like much that is contemplative is far more complex than it first appears. It’s somehow reassuring to play a puzzle game that is entirely disinclined to frustrate, hoping to create mindful, soothing spaces instead.” ~Adam Smith, Rockpapershotgun

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0 comments by Protektor on Apr 23rd, 2013

Music of the Spheres is a puzzle-shooter about bouncing bullets, Islamic art, and sound. In it you can fire bullets which bounce, and when they bounce, a specific glockenspiel note is played.

That simple premise gives rise to a lot of strategies, and the levels are designed to bring those strategies out. The way they do that is more “puzzle” than “shooter” - the game does not require many reflexes or risks. It just requires thoughtfulness and precision. It is intended express things concisely, and wordlessly - you do not have to be able to speak any language in order to play this game.

“There’s a beauty in the apparent simplicity of the design, which like much that is contemplative is far more complex than it first appears. It’s somehow reassuring to play a puzzle game that is entirely disinclined to frustrate, hoping to create mindful, soothing spaces instead.” ~Adam Smith, Rockpapershotgun

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:run; Dec 11 2013 says:

fun game, kinda reminded me of boppin' an old dos game I played on my first computer

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TomaLexi
TomaLexi Apr 28 2013 says:

Any plans for a demo? Your game plays really, really well and I'll include it in my next months thread of Indie Games:http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=532236, but usually games with at least a free demo get way more attention.

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liamdawe
liamdawe Apr 26 2013 says:

Any plans for Linux?

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Inverse_Square Creator
Inverse_Square Apr 26 2013 replied:

If it's commercially successful on Windows, sure!

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overlordjebus
overlordjebus Apr 25 2013 says:

Nope, I thought of Rise of Endymion.

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Toban_Frost
Toban_Frost Apr 24 2013 says:

Did anyone else see this title and immediately think of Doctor Who?

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Music of the Spheres
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Girih Games
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Released Apr 19, 2013
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