Then you'd get FRACT OSC, a haunting exploration puzzle game where the entire world is a fully functional KORG-style synthesizer. I spent an hour playing the game and grilling its creator about the inner workings of this infernal music machine, and you can watch that below. There's not really another game like it.
That really is the best way to describe FRACT OSC, an upcoming indie puzzle game from Phosfiend. But what does that really mean? The video above gives a good sense of how the game will work.
If you're a regular Kotaku Melodic reader, you're no stranger to the idea that despite many developers' cinematic aspirations, video games have more in common with music than they do with film.
It took me a long time to understand synthesizers. When I was a kid, I would often think of a synthesizer as being more or less the same thing as an electric piano—wasn't a Rhodes or a Wurlitzer basically just a synthesizer?