This game would be like Clickomania, but with a music tutorial
and color tutorial aspect. Clickomania is a game where you
click away connected blocks of the same color and the rest of
the blocks fall into place, gravitating toward the bottom left
of the screen. If you made a new game like Clickomania,
with keystrokes instead of mouse input, and with musical
tones and chords associated with the blocks, the player could
play in rhythm and do complicated patterns and play chords
and learn about music and art and have fun.
The idea would be to get kids to develop their musical and
coloristic language skills. You could assign notes to columns of
blocks, or modes to colors or any number of other
combinations to make associations in the players heads. The
idea would be to harness the obsessive quality of those click
games to teach kids music and art.
Rather than try get all caught up trying to translate picture
and sound ideas into language, I would just like to say that it
cant be that dificult to make a game like this with primary
colors and pentatonic scales that teaches kids to jam and
learn colors and combine and associate the two in new ways.
So why havent we seen this yet? Is there a conspiracy of
stupidity in the video gaming world? Unless its out there and I
just missed it.
This idea was inspired by frustration with the game "Spheerz",
which is a puzzle game which is sort of like "Clickomania" with
music, but doesn't work.