Upcoming rhythm game A Musical Story debuts new iOS gameplay

Upcoming rhythm game A Musical Story debuts new iOS gameplay
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Indie publisher Digerati has debuted a new gameplay trailer for its upcoming rhythm game, A Musical Story, which is coming soon to iOS.

The trailer came as part of our Pocket Gamer LaunchPad #4 stream from last week. It shows off the interface, particularly how it blends with the rhythm gameplay, as well as featuring it alongside some of the gorgeous artwork implemented into the game.

You can watch the part of the LaunchPad stream below in which James and Sophia take a look at the new trailer and then discuss their experience of rhythm games and speculations for A Musical Story.

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The game is set in the 70s and is intended to be part-rhythm game, part-interactive art that uses the connection of music and memory as a key theme. There’s no text or dialogue, that way it can tell the entire story through the original soundtrack which is inspired by musical artists like Pink Floyd, Air and Led Zeppelin.

“We wanted to make something different, something that would stick in the minds of players, both for its gameplay and story. It took a huge amount of time to find the right formula, but this one was the most inspiring,” said designer and co-composer Charles Bardin earlier this year.

“In most musical games, there’s a visual timeline, showing exactly when to play the notes. We've focused instead on creating an experience that relies on the listening skills of the player, so they must feel the music, understand it, to progress and unveil the story.”

A Musical Story is set to come to the iOS App Store in the summer, alongside releases on PC, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One. We will be sure to update you if an Android release is on the cards.

Check out the rest of our LaunchPad #4 reveals at the official hub page