The surprise indie darling status of 2021’s The Artful Escape made it very clear that there is an audience for psychedelic rhythm games. Fittingly, French publisher Digerati and Glee-Cheese Studio are providing what may just be the next best game in the genre with A Musical Story.
Billing itself as a “rhythm game set against a 70s backdrop” A Musical Story certainly looks the part. Its unique art style is evocative of a watercolor painting and the contrasting colors remind me of a Woodstock poster. Additionally, gameplay promises to “put an emphasis on the player’s ability to listen and feel the music rather than simply following a visual timeline”. This contributes to the 70s aesthetic with a carefree attitude that persisted through the decade.
A Musical Story doesn’t appear to be slouching on story either. Players will control Gabriel a young musician as he sorts through his memories. The summary hints that Gabriel is trying to come to grips with his situation in life after a traumatic event. Each musical memory from Gabriel’s past will bring him one step closer to this goal. All this, without any words as all memories are conveyed through music and visuals alone.
If this type of game seems right up your alley, A Musical Story launches on iOS and Android March 04! As always stay tuned for the Hardcore Droid review!