Addicting Flash Game of the Day - Auditorium

This is one of the more complex levels of the preview.
Usually I'm not one to like Flash-based games, but every so often one comes along that has great gameplay, good sound, or pleasing visuals. Usually I'd say all three is asking too much from a Flash game, but sometimes such a game comes along. Last time it happened for me was flOw (obviously the original Flash version), and now comes Auditorium. It's intended as a preview for a full game that hasn't been completed just yet, but it comes with a good 15 levels, slowly introducing new mechanics as it goes along in transitions to new "seasons." The basic point of the game is filling all of the "Audio Containers," squares that look like digital VU meters, in a level simultaneously. Each level is set with a stream of white particles pointing in a certain direction, and a number of tools to redirect the flow of the particles. Later levels the particles will need to pass through colored circles in order to be the proper color to activate an Audio Container.

If you're wondering why the heck the goals are called Audio Containers, it's because each one controls a track in a piece of music. Each container controls one part of the music, so the more Containers filled, the more coherent and full the music will sound. It's a fusion of audio and gameplay somewhat reminiscent of Lumines, and I'd say just about as well-done, too. It doesn't hurt that the visuals are simple but pleasing, and gameplay elements are straightforward and relatively self-explanatory.

This isn't to say that the game doesn't have its issues - if you want to double-check the function of one of the placable redirectors, you have to hover over it to make it show its icon. No option exists for hints or level skipping, so if you're stuck somewhere, you're on your own. There is no reset button, which may just be a personal problem as there isn't truly anything to reset - all of the redirectors may be repositioned and their power changed at will.

FYI, the game goes to fullscreen automatically when you click to start it. You can press ESC to go to the browser window without losing your place, and F will return it to fullscreen again.

http://www.playauditorium.com/
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Posted by Lunarbunny
This is one of the more complex levels of the preview.
Usually I'm not one to like Flash-based games, but every so often one comes along that has great gameplay, good sound, or pleasing visuals. Usually I'd say all three is asking too much from a Flash game, but sometimes such a game comes along. Last time it happened for me was flOw (obviously the original Flash version), and now comes Auditorium. It's intended as a preview for a full game that hasn't been completed just yet, but it comes with a good 15 levels, slowly introducing new mechanics as it goes along in transitions to new "seasons." The basic point of the game is filling all of the "Audio Containers," squares that look like digital VU meters, in a level simultaneously. Each level is set with a stream of white particles pointing in a certain direction, and a number of tools to redirect the flow of the particles. Later levels the particles will need to pass through colored circles in order to be the proper color to activate an Audio Container.

If you're wondering why the heck the goals are called Audio Containers, it's because each one controls a track in a piece of music. Each container controls one part of the music, so the more Containers filled, the more coherent and full the music will sound. It's a fusion of audio and gameplay somewhat reminiscent of Lumines, and I'd say just about as well-done, too. It doesn't hurt that the visuals are simple but pleasing, and gameplay elements are straightforward and relatively self-explanatory.

This isn't to say that the game doesn't have its issues - if you want to double-check the function of one of the placable redirectors, you have to hover over it to make it show its icon. No option exists for hints or level skipping, so if you're stuck somewhere, you're on your own. There is no reset button, which may just be a personal problem as there isn't truly anything to reset - all of the redirectors may be repositioned and their power changed at will.

FYI, the game goes to fullscreen automatically when you click to start it. You can press ESC to go to the browser window without losing your place, and F will return it to fullscreen again.

http://www.playauditorium.com/
Posted by Absurd

I'll try this out, although I've been having problems with flash in Firefox.

Posted by banned8921

FUCK YEAH GREAT BLOG KEEP THESE UP PLEASE!!!!

Posted by Absurd
Levio91 said:
"FUCK YEAH GREAT BLOG KEEP THESE UP PLEASE!!!!"
I sadly have to agree.
Posted by Rowr

games awesome.

Posted by Black_Raven

That's a pretty clever game, and it looks great too.

Posted by buzz_clik

Just stumbled onto this. More people should see it, it's ace.

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