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Music Factory

August–September 2020 • JavaScript • finished

Music Factory is a simple browser game where you build a music machine. Place pipes and instruments on the board and watch as the balls make a song come to life! Play around with the number of ball generators and instruments until you find a soundscape you like.

It's also the first real game (that deserves the name) that I made from scratch, so that's something. I wrote it in JavaScript using the p5.js library, as an entry to the OLC CodeJam 2020.

Music Factory is heavily inspired by La Pâte à Son, a browser game from the 2000s that I used to play a lot as a kid. There doesn't seem to be a playable version of it on the internet anymore, so you'll just have to believe me when I say it was great fun.

This game is quite a bit less advanced than La Pâte à Son was (fewer instruments, fewer notes, fewer settings to tweak, etc.). I guess it's more of a proof of concept, or a minimum viable product? Still, considering it was made in a week for a jam, I'm pretty happy with it.