2048 Infinite - The Circle of Fifths
First, take a quick look at the browser based version!
2048 is a sweet game, and the awesome creator of the game, Gabriele Cirulli made it totally free to use and modify. We saw an opportunity to put a musical twist to it and make a music theory game out of it. But we had to modify it a lot to get it to work with 12 different tiles, and then to make it truly infinite. Once we did that, we realized that it was a music game without sound! Caleb (the pro musician of this duo) put more of his music theory skills to work to helped Zach, the programmer, make it sound delicious. Then we made it for Android, and it's awesome. Zach has completed over 5 circles in one go, and plans to do even better someday. We love it. It's a great game.
We're not done with this. There must be an iPhone app, but we're just not quite equipped to make that happen yet. We were going to wait, but why wait when awesome iPhone owning fans are just itching to see it happen asap. With your help, we'll get this app finished way sooner than we thought we were going to.
As an added bonus, if this gets funded, the iPhone and Android apps will include the "fourths" mode, playing through the circle the other direction. $5 backers (or more) will get you this update before we actually release it.
Stretch Goals (Posted 7/17)
Stretch goal #1: Stickers AND Magnets as the $10 reward ($500)
We would rather give you amazing backers magnets AND stickers rather than just stickers. Magnets are sweet and don't wear out the first time you stick them to something.
Stretch goal #2: Upbeat Bird for Android ($700)
We have another game, called Upbeat Bird, that came out only for iPhone back in May. It's a version of Flappy Bird designed to increase rhythmic accuracy, particularly when playing upbeats. Just like 2048 Infinite, it's a fun and addictive way to develop a useful musical skill. For another $300 ($700 total) we will be able to get our hands on what we need to put Upbeat Bird out for Android too! This will have a bonus side effect. Rudiment Rock-It will then come out for both Android and iPhone (target date is early August ).
Stretch goal #3: Orchestral Sounds for 2048 Infinite ($1,000)
Caleb (the music guy) wants to design a more complex musical algorithm so the game can play a much larger variety of sounds. Depending on which square the note is formed in, a different instrument will play the pitch. The surrounding harmonic context will play a role in the soundscape as well, resulting in beautiful and lush atmospheric orchestral textures during gameplay. Then Zach will program Caleb's music into the game.
Thanks so much again for all of the support going into this. We're super excited to get this iOS version of 2048 Infinite - The Circle of Fifths out into the world!
Risks and challenges
Apple is extremely protective about the software they allow on their devices. And we get that; they're great devices! But we've made an iPhone app in the past, and we can do it again with your help. We have the know-how and the experience to get this done. This is a link to our iPhone maiden voyage: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/upbeat-bird/id877431595…
We're experienced caffeine users. We will do the late nights it will take to make sure our iPhone holding 2048 Infinite fans have to wait as little as possible.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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