Hanging Gardens Interactive
Based in Stuttgart, Germany
Sonority - Description
In Sonority the players explore a lost world in which music is magic and with whose help you can progress through the game.
The puzzles are solved by the correct arrangement of notes. The solution is deduced acoustically or using symbols. No previous musical knowledge necessary.
The player takes on the role of young Esther, who sets out on a journey to help a friend. Equipped with her pan flute, she reaches the mysterious rockery. But soon her path is blocked and she must use the power of music to overcome the obstacles. Not always an easy task.
In a world lapsed into silence, Esther rediscovers lost songs and mossy works of art. Naturally aided by singing stones and a talking raccoon. Yet there seems to be no trace of the legendary preceptors of music.
The further you get, the trickier the game becomes. Collect new notes and instruments to overcome even the most difficult puzzles of the preceptors.
- Interesting new puzzle mechanic based on melodies. (Simple note sequences develop into small melodies and then into complex pieces of music.)
- A touching story about Esther and an old, oddball raccoon and his singing stone friends.
- A lovingly designed, cohesive 3D game world with varied locations.
- Atmospheric, extensive soundtrack with English and German versions of original songs.
- Play with keyboard or controller.
Sonority Trailer YouTube
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Awards & Recognition
- "Winner "Best Prototype", German Computer Games Awards 2020"
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Programming, Game Design, Story, Music
Envrionment Art, 3D Art, Animation, VFX
Producing, Story, Localization, QA, Additional Programming
Porting (Application Systems Heidelberg)
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PC/Mac/Linux: The Plague Doctor of Wippra - UNDER DEVELOPMENT
PC/Mac/Linux: PRIM - UNDER DEVELOPMENT
PC/Mac/Linux: We Stay Behind - UNDER DEVELOPMENT
PC/Mac/Linux: Rosewater - UNDER DEVELOPMENT
List of released projects:
Desktop:PC/Mac/Linux: Sonority - A music-based puzzle game - RELEASED
PC/Mac/Linux: Ghost on the Shore - RELEASED
PC/Mac/Linux: Haiki - RELEASED
PC: Witchtastic - RELEASED
PC/Mac/Linux: Growbot - Sci-Fi themed story book like adventure game - RELEASED
PC/Mac/Linux: Café International - The board game (Game of The Year in Germany) - RELEASED
PC/Mac/Linux: Mutropolis - Post apocalyptic Sci-Fi adventure game - RELEASED
PC/Mac/Linux: The Longing - Unusual mix of idle game and adventure game - RELEASED
PC/Mac/Linux: LUNA The Shadow Dust - Puzzle Adventure - RELEASED
PC/Mac/Linux: Lamplight City - Detective adventure game - RELEASED
PC/Mac/Linux: Unforeseen Incidents - Mystery adventure game - RELEASED
PC/Mac/Linux: Nelly Cootalot - Nautical themed adventure game - RELEASED
PC: Carpe Lucem: Seize The Light - Virtual Reality Puzzle game - RELEASED
PC/Mac/Linux: Frag doch mal...die Maus! - Kids quiz game - RELEASED
PC/Mac/Linux: GhostControl Inc., - turn based ghost hunting in retro style - RELEASED
Console:Nintendo Switch: Lamplight City - RELEASED
Nintendo Switch: Unforeseen Incidents - RELEASED
Nintendo Switch: The Longing - RELEASED
Wii U: Frag doch mal...die Maus! - Kids quiz game - RELEASED
Nintendo Switch: Nelly Cootalot - RELEASED
Nintendo Switch: Frag doch mal...die Maus! - Kids quiz game - RELEASED
Mobile:iOS/Android/Windows mobile: Nelly Cootalot - Nautical themed adventure game - RELEASED
iOS/Android: Frag doch mal...die Maus! - Kids quiz game - RELEASED
iOS/Android: 6 Takes! - Adaptation of classic card game - RELEASED
iOS/Android: Café International - The board game (Game of The Year in Germany) as an App - RELEASED