Lateral Zone: A Progressive Rhythm Action Game
This project aims to develop a video game that combines traditional gameplay with progressive music rhythm. In the current video game industry, there are plenty of games that introduce musical elements into traditional gameplay. However, in the majority of those games, it is only achieved in a very basic way, resulting in the music aspect of the game being superficial. This project aims to develop a video game, titled Lateral Zone, that on top of traditional game play, challenges player with complex rhythmic pattern, requiring the player match their inputs with the rhythm of the background music, thus rewards the player with higher capacity for correctly repeating the rhythm. This project includes an original soundtrack with progressive metal-core elements, which is characterized with its complex rhythmic pattern. This project’s aim is to achieve the perfect balance between traditional gameplay and music, and inspire a new sub-genre in music games.
Valencia (Spain) Campus
Video game; rhythm game; action game; progressive metal-core
Project Components: project video (.mp4), reflection paper (.pdf), presentation (.pdf), soundtrack (.wav).
Li, Nanxing. “Lateral Zone: A Progressive Rhythm Action Game.” Master's Project, Berklee College of Music, 2021. https://remix.berklee.edu/graduate-studies-production-technology/297.