​The Game That Lets You Solve Puzzles Inside A Giant Synthesizer

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. » 2/05/14 6:30pm 2/05/14 6:30pm

The Case for Video Games as Music

If you're a regular Kotaku Melodic » 6/21/12 9:00pm 6/21/12 9:00pm 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.

This Game Puts You Inside a Gigantic Synthesizer

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?

No, in fact—a synthesizer, like a Moog or a Yamaha CS-15, is much more complicated and… » 2/23/12 9:00pm 2/23/12 9:00pm