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Songbird Symphony Review: A rhythmic romp
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Songbird Symphony Review: A rhythmic romp

Admittedly, music-based games are not my forte and not something that I would actively look for to play. But in Songbird Symphony, I have gained a newfound appreciation for the medium.  For the uninitiated, Songbird Symphony is a sprite-based platformer/rhythm game that follows the story of the ever-enthusiastic fledgling Birb. At the insistence of the forest’s wise owl, Birb sets off on a journey to learn new songs in his quest to find out who his real family is. Birb’s story of self-identity is a simple one, but that doesn’t mean it lacks substance. The five or so hours I’ve…
Joysteak Studios: The Road to Rhythm Redemption
Gaming

Joysteak Studios: The Road to Rhythm Redemption

“These two words come to mind: worth it”. That was the sentiment of Tan Kang Soon, Co-founder of Joysteak Studios, on the entire experience of developing a game as his company wraps up development on their first and upcoming rhythm platformer, Songbird Symphony.  Though, calling it a company might give a different impression on how big the team is. Along with Producer/Artist Kang Soon, the studio is only comprised of two other members; Lead Programmer Chue Sai Hou and Writer/Sound Engineer Muhammad Hanif. During production, all three divide their time working on the game between two locations: Kang Soon’s home…
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