I’m Hannah Nicklin, Writer and Narrative Designer at Die Gute Fabrik. Earlier this year we had been delighted to announce Mutazione to you by means of our GDC Teaser Trailer. As we get closer to announcing our launch date, we wanted to give you an insight into 1 of the genuinely specific mechanics at the heart of Mutazione, as properly as some exclusive new footage, suitable right here:
Magical Musical Gardens
In the game you play as Kai as she travels to the strange and secretive neighborhood of Mutazione to stop by her ailing Grandfather, Nonno. There’s lots you can do every day: run about the village, select who you want to speak to, and discover your way by means of an in-game week of little-town drama and scenic hangout spots.
But as you nurse your grandfather back to wellness, you start to unravel extended-kept secrets, and come to learn that Nonno has had plans to pass on his strange shamanistic practices to you…
In Mutazione, you see, if you have the suitable instruction and aptitude, you can hear the plants develop.
Nonno will teach you how to speed up plant development, and guide you by means of the approach of understanding how to compose gardens in a way which will allow them to flourish.
There are dozens of plants you can gather seeds from, each in the wild and from characters. And a plant encyclopedia exactly where you can study far more about their qualities.
Each and every single plant in the game has its personal ‘instrument’ – a particular set of sounds and melodies it plays when you plant it in a garden. As you compose a garden, you will also be in a position to customise your personal generative ambient musical composition.
The musical gardens had been composed and created by Alessandro Coronas, who was mainly inspired by nature. The group also drew influence from ambient music, specifically Brian Eno’s classic album Music For Airports. We wanted to make a story-driven adventure game exactly where players would also be in a position to express themselves creatively.
The plants function a mix of synthesized audio and recordings of actual instruments (e.g. guitars, strings). Diverse plant households play in unique harmonic keys, so you will encounter a wide variety of moods, textures, and feelings, from melancholic orchestral instruments in a minor crucial, to tranquil acoustic guitars in a important crucial.
You can engage with the gardens as significantly or as small as you like, often you may possibly like to move on with the story, but you can usually return to and adjust them, and if you want some background music though you take a break from the story in the game, just sit in ‘listen’ mode, and appreciate your exclusive ambient composition.
We cannot wait for you to play the game, and are hunting forward to announcing our release date in the close to future, when we will also introduce you to the ensemble cast of loveable mutants you will befriend as you play the game.
Appear out for news top up to launch, and if you are at PAX West, verify us out as element of the Indie MEGABooth, or at the Indie Forest and The MIX Seattle events.