A fun and educational music-making app
Incredibox for Mac is an exciting arcade game centered around a music band. Your task is to compose audio compositions whose score depends on the harmony and rhythm of the sound. This game has entertainment and educational potential, so that we will tell you more about it.
What is this game?
Incredibox is a music learning editor that can be called both a game and an application. It allows you to create music with the help of a fun team of beatboxers. You should select your musical style among 7 impressive atmospheres and start composing, recording, and sharing your mix. This audio and visual experience has quickly become a hit among people of all ages. The right combination of music, graphics, animation, and interactivity makes Incredibox for Mac perfect for everyone. If your mix sounds great and gets enough votes from other users, you can make Incredibox by joining the Top 50 chart.
There are 6 unique characters in the game who work with particular music directions. At the beginning of the game, you need to choose one character but don't pay much attention to this as you will have to play for all the characters during the game to get a complete composition. Characters can make certain sounds available, e.g., do solo vocals, sing along, etc.
The game has its TOP of songs where the most successful tracks get to. To get into the TOP, you need to create a unique audio recording and send it to your family and friends. If they listen to the track and give it a mark, it can be included in the rating of the 50 best songs. After that, it can be seen and listened to by other players.
The developers created many ready-made templates to make it easier for beginners to develop decent compositions. On the one hand, such an approach simplifies the process of creation as there are some rhythms and sounds. On the other hand, there are still many opportunities for creativity. After practicing with ready-made templates, users will get the necessary experience to create compositions from scratch later.
There are several musical styles in the game:
V1: The Original / Alpha. "The Original" has 14 lopped sound fragments, divided into 5 categories ("Instruments" and "Percussions" with 3 sounds, "Effects" with 4 sounds, "Chorus" and "Voices" with 2 sounds); the animated bonuses opened randomly, not by a specific combination. The later versions have 4 categories: "Drums," "Effects," "Melodies," and "Vocals" (each with 5 fragments, 20 in total), so "Alpha" has 6 new sounds, besides re-revised old sounds. Moreover, the characters were redrawn: while the game's mascot in "The Original" had a short haircut and wore a T-shirt, he is undressed by default in newer versions, and in "Alpha," his hair is longer, and his facial expressions are smooth. It is worth noting that V1 is the only version where the mascot does not appear in bonuses;
V2: Little Miss. "Little Miss" is the second musical style released on Incredibox for Mac in March 2012, inspired by hip-hop. This version retained the monochromatic color scheme as in 1.0 but made some significant changes to the game, such as a unique clothing design for each character (in 1.0, they differ from each other only by symbols on T-shirts);
V3: Sunrise. "Sunrise" is the third musical style, released on October 26, 2013, and inspired by pop music. It is the first version of the game with colors for clothing. There are elements on the clothes of some characters related to North American culture (Westerns, Native American culture, etc.). The video bonuses are some of the longest in the game;
V4: The Love. "The Love" is the fourth musical style released on October 13, 2014. The theme was inspired by contemporary music;
V5: Brazil. "Brazil" is the fifth musical style released exclusively for applications on May 26, 2016. The theme was inspired by Brazilian music, and the bonuses are also performed in Brazilian Portuguese;
V6: Alive. "Alive" is the sixth musical style released exclusively for applications on March 5, 2018. The theme was heavily inspired by Japanese music. In this version, most of the characters have elements related to Japanese culture in their clothing;
V7: Jeevan. "Jeevan" is the seventh musical style released exclusively for applications on June 25, 2019. The theme was primarily inspired by Indian music. Most of the characters have elements related to Indian culture in their clothing;
V8: Dystopia. "Dystopia" is the eighth musical style released for applications on December 1, 2020. It was first announced on Twitter in the summer of that year, and the official trailer was published on the game's YouTube channel on November 3, 2020. The character designs are inspired by cyberpunk.
- Great fun
- Ultimately limited in scope