I love music, and I’m one of those weirdos who thinks chiptune versions of songs are pretty dang great. That said, I’m pretty god awful at actually knowing much about songs beyond the actual lyrics and tune. I generally tend to know what techniques were employed in a song more often than I know the actual name of the song, or the name of the artist who performed it. Despite the level of nerdiness that showcases, it won’t help me much in developer Digital Possum’s latest iOS game, Pixel Thingy Songs.
In it, you’re given 10 seconds of a song to listen to before you have to identify it. The twist is that all of the songs not only have their lyrics stripped out, but are actually converted into chiptune versions as well. The developers sent over a couple of examples, and I will admit with only a slight amount of shame that I could not identify a single one. Here’s one example (the only one I recognized, but which I still could not name). As you can (probably) tell, this kind of music identification is not easy. I know my only hope is that I will be able to pull something coherent out of the letters that are given to you to solve each puzzle, since otherwise I will be consigned to simply crying musically-inadequate tears onto my iPhone.
If this kind of trivia game sounds like something that interests you, keep a sharp eye on the iOS app store — Pixel Thingy Songs has not announced a release date yet, but it should be coming out fairly soon. For more about Digital Possum and their games, you can visit their website.