Factsheet

Developer:
Manipulation Machine
Based in Salt Lake City, UT

Release date:
7 April 2014

Platforms:
PC (Windows 7/8)
Steam (on Greenlight)

Website:
thevinylgame.com

Regular Price:

USDTBD

Description

Vinyl is a dynamic indie music game that experiments with the aesthetic distance between gameplay and music.

History

Manipulation Machine began development on Vinyl by asking the question: how does altering a player's own music affect how they play a game? Vinyl is a new and playful take on the music game genre which seeks to bridge the gap between gameplay and audio. By creating the game's world dynamically for every song, the visuals completely mirror the music. By directly manipulating the music based on the player's performance, the music completely mirrors the gameplay. This uniquely ties audio, visuals, and gameplay in a previously unexplored way.

Features

  • Load your own music.
  • Your music procedurally generates the world...
  • The way you play changes the music!
  • Pick a music genre and let Vinyl remix your song how you choose.
  • Dodge all of the obstacles to see your music in vibrant neon synesthesia and increase your score.
  • Make mistakes and your music will be taken back in time.
  • Rewind to undo your mistakes, and your score.
  • Collect audio filters to manipulate your music even more, and score more points!
  • Too easy to dodge obstacles? Boost to increase your multiplier and gain the ultimate score!
  • Use all of your abilities to rack up points.
  • Challenge the online leaderboards.
  • Enter your initials to claim the number one spot!

Videos

Vinyl Gameplay Trailer YouTube

Vinyl Trailer YouTube

Vinyl Developer Let's Play! YouTube


Images

download all screenshots & photos as .zip (11MB)
PickYourGenre.png
JumpPower.png
HighHOV.png
FilterActivated.png
Boosting.png
GamePlay.png
StreakLost.png
Leaderboard.png

download logo files as .zip (639KB)
logo
logo


Selected Articles

  • "The game is simple in its concept, yet complex and challenging in play. By allowing a player to insert music into the game, "Vinyl" has created something mainstream games have never attempted."
    - Joe Meyer, The Daily Utah Chronicle

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About Manipulation Machine

Boilerplate
Manipulation Machine is a group of ten graduate students working on their thesis game at the University of Utah's Entertainment Arts and Engineering program.

More information
More information on Manipulation Machine, our logo & relevant media are available here.


Vinyl Credits

Mike Heiberger
Producer, Lead Designer

Brianne Christiansen
Producer

Zeph Fagergren
Producer, Art Team Lead

JJ Wang
Producer, Audio Designer

Jason Thummel
Engineer

Jason Kanagaratnam
Engineer

Cody Hansen
Engineer

Sherly Yunita
Engineer

Alice Owens
UI Artist

Chunran Wang
3D Artist


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