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City of Metronome - Sound based gameplay for the 360 and PC

Romier S

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Ran across news of this title and thought it had potential to introduce some unique gameplay (it had an E3 trailer from what I remember). The title features sound based puzzles and adventuring elements and also features a very Tim Burton-esque art style. The official site can be found here:




Here's a summary from the website:


Venture into the city of Metronome, a sprawling mass of haphazardly built houses and huge steam engines where the outlandish inhabitants are carrying out their chores day and night.


A city where the life of every citizen is dictated by the Corporation, a single bureaucratic entity that owns all the land, the entire infrastructure and all the industries.


Explore winding alleys, skewed rooftops and crowded apartment buildings as you search for proof of the Corporations secret agenda, all while listening for sounds to record.

Sounds that can be used for a variety of tasks: fight enemies with loud and destructive sounds, solve problems and confuse citizens by clever usage of the right sound at the right moment, use seductive and melodious sounds to change the mood and behaviour of listeners.


Can't find the specific sound you need? Create it yourself! Shove a bookcase down some stairs, throw a rock through a window or simply annoy someone enough to make them shout at you and then record the result.


Here's some screenshots to mull over (from the PC version of the game. No word on any visual enhancements for the 360 version as of yet):







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  • 11 months later...

After hybernating for quite some time, Metronome finally resurfaces in the way of a demonstration video that shows off the sound based puzzles and the visuals (though the demo video is poor quality). Still, the game looks really nice and there's a real possibility it could turn out well. It's worth noting that the developers still don't have a publisher yet. I hope that changes soon. Take a look at the video right here:


Metronome demonstration video

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