Music of the Spheres is a puzzle-shooter. In it you can fire bouncing bullets. When they bounce, a glockenspiel note is played depending on the direction of the bounce.
You don’t have to know much about music to understand its sound. Music is a universal language. It conveys meaning and evokes emotion even if you can say nothing of its science. Maybe that’s why Music of the Spheres, a $5 game by Hamish Todd (available now on Desura and Steam Greenlight), contains no words — only the actions of a moving character, the bullets he shoots from a mysterious sling, and the angels that seem to playfully taunt him from afar. On the surface, the game is about an old man who arrives in Heaven, and the player learns little else. That’s just as well. I can identify a place like Heaven by its warm, angelic tones — the overall impression. I can’t tell you the specific names of the instruments that disrupt my... Read Review