Back in music school, I had the same thought that many a (possibly stoned) music student has had—what if we played famous music, but we played it... backwards? How would harmony work if chord progressions ran backwards? What insight could we gain into melody, into harmony?
Totilo sat down with game dev Matt Gilgenbach back in August to talk about his forward thinking, backwards playing shooter Retro/Grade.
Matt Gilgenbach is the kind of forward thinker who makes a video game to propose to his girlfriend, fakes his way onto an MTV reality show (or so he told me), and creates a video game like Retro/Grade that is played entirely in reverse.