inter-view: an interactive music game
coming fall 2018
You regain consciousness in a pitch black room. Before you can even begin to attempt to figure out where you are, a mysterious figure starts asking you questions. Why are you being interviewed? You can't remember, but you go along with the interview, hoping things will become clearer with time. Somehow, as you answer, music begins to form and change, and images appear before your eyes.
For the past few years, I've been trying to figure out a way to make a different way of experiencing my music. Not one where you're just listening to the music-- one where you're actively manipulating what you hear. A game, but one with no winning or losing.
After spending months wracking my brain trying to figure out a format that would make sense for this kind of thing, I finally had the idea. A simple interview. The player would get asked a series of questions, and each answer would change the music or add another layer to it. Thus inter-view was born. After a successful kickstarter fundraiser, I was able to put together a team of musicians, a writer, and an artist to help me bring my idea to life.
I've always planned on this being a free or pay what you want game. At the moment, I'm planning on releasing it on itch.io and also as a browser game for those who would prefer not to download it.