Discover the ambient musical gardening mechanic at the heart of Die Gute Fabrik’s new game
I’m Hannah Nicklin, Writer and Narrative Designer at Die Gute Fabrik. Earlier this year we have been delighted to announce Mutazione to you through our GDC Teaser Trailer. As we get closer to announcing our launch date, we wanted to give you an insight into a single of the actually unique mechanics at the heart of Mutazione, as effectively as some exclusive footage, ideal right here:
Magical musical gardens
In the game you play as Kai as she travels to the strange and secretive neighborhood of Mutazione to check out her ailing Grandfather, Nonno. There’s lots you can do each and every day: run about the village, opt for who you want to speak to, and discover your way by way of an in-game week of modest-town drama and scenic hangout spots.
But as you nurse your grandfather back to overall health, you commence to unravel lengthy-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 ideal coaching and aptitude, you can hear the plants develop.
Nonno will teach you how to speed up plant development, and guide you by way of the method 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 encyclopaedia exactly where you can study far more about their qualities.
Every single single plant in the game has its personal ‘instrument’ – a certain set of sounds and melodies it plays when you plant it in a garden. As you compose a garden, you will also be capable to customise your personal generative ambient musical composition.
The musical gardens have been composed and developed by Alessandro Coronas, who was mainly inspired by nature. The group also drew influence from ambient music, particularly Brian Eno’s classic album Music For Airports. We wanted to make a story-driven adventure game exactly where players would also be capable to express themselves creatively.
The plants function a mix of synthesized audio and recordings of actual instruments (e.g. guitars, strings). Distinctive plant households play in distinct harmonic keys, so you will knowledge a selection of moods, textures, and feelings, from melancholic orchestral instruments in a minor crucial, to tranquil acoustic guitars in a big crucial.
You can engage with the gardens as a great deal or as tiny as you like, often you may well like to move on with the story, but you can constantly 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 love your exclusive ambient composition.
We cannot wait for you to play the game, and are seeking 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.
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