Comments for Jacob and the Magic Piano

avatar for Riesz
Riesz

May. 25, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) Thumbs up if you want 8th and 16th notes. I wanna play something from Tales of Symphonia. Or something like that.

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J_e_n_n_y

May. 25, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) Sorry, but, since the update, it's gotten alot worse, it was way better before

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nerdook

May. 25, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) @klaubs: that would be part of music theory... kinda complicated to explain.

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nerdook

May. 25, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) @squishybrick: who cares... my fav music of all time is canon in D, and the players created not one, but TWO versions for me. oh joy...!! :p

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ColSanders02

May. 25, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) Don't get me wrong, this is a great game and I've spent hours playing it, but it's BECAUSE I've spent hours playing it that I feel frustrated not having my progress saved. I don't understand the reasoning behind this but then again I'm not a game developer. Please try to include this feature in the update that is sure to follow.

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enigmaDAEDAL

May. 24, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) I have absolutely no idea what's going on here.

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redghostmage

May. 24, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) Your creativity in blending different genres is amazing!

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Meeps

May. 24, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) Love the menu music, really relaxing :)

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jamez_96

May. 24, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) Very well made and creative game. I'm sure a lot of effort went in to making this, but it definitely isn't a favourite.

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nerdook

Jun. 2, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) agreed. love the honest comments! vote honestly people... also, the game has some flaws that prevent it from being really good, so i'm taking the better parts of the game and working on a new music game. there's time yet til the deadline!

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hypersheep

May. 24, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) Purely quarter notes restricts composition and makes everything sound boring, regardless of how many lines you are given. The game has way too many levels given the simplicity of the concept, and nothing really new is added to each level. A preview function would also have been nice, so one could actually see what block each note activated. 3/5

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nerdook

May. 24, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) major update coming right up. i'm revamping some parts of the gameplay to be more intuitive.

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avatar for RocketTK
RocketTK

Jun. 1, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) I enjoyed it, but I enjoyed it as a musical sandbox more than I did as a game. The whole entertainment of the game was making something yourself, and then seeing how it reacted inside the levels was an afterthought. Because of this I felt that being able to make my song longer was more of a reward, rather than a difficulty enhancer. Because of this, I feel you are handling a very small target audience with this, and don't really see how it would be enjoyable to people without any knowledge of music. Especially if they just mash the random button. Good concept, though a little restricted. The actual gameplay isn't as fun as the composing, meaning many people without an interest in music will likely feel closed off. My advice to anybody playing this game is to avoid the random button at all costs. Even if you suck at music just play around and try to make something that sounds good. Beating the levels should come pretty easily as you have fun with the piano itself.

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kensonsn

Apr. 17, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) i like the ending song

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Antboi1110

Oct. 6, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) after i completed the game, i left the main menu on just to listen to the constant look of music while playing other games... ahh :D

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del6874619

Jan. 1, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) No matter how much I read the directions it aint making any sense..

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Eryus7

Sep. 29, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Odd, but kind of fun. No achievements though?

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Rocdan100

Jun. 5, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) When I saw this game at first I thought meh and when I read 'From the mind of nerdook' I Though YES

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blade312

Oct. 4, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) The ghosts would die faster if they could just hear my piano playing...

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Bewlz

May. 31, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) I love the main menu music! Oh, and the game is good too :)

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avatar for Karrow
Karrow

May. 30, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) I'm sucking at making a song and there's a piano training ad at the top...

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okbuthow

May. 26, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) a lot of people have trouble finding the right block placements and even for a musician, its not actual music

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Drakone

May. 26, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) I wish MY cat could play Fur Elise!

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AltimaZeromus

May. 26, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) What happened to this game...? Way too big of a change. It is much harder...

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bobthekiller

May. 25, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) What is the music in the background? I really like it, and would appreciate a lot if you could give us the site for the sheets! :D

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JimMorrison

May. 25, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) I really do love your work, and conceptually this really seems awesome. But even after reading through the brief tutorial and then tinkering a little with the game.... I feel like I have NFI what is actually going on, or how to actually manipulate it in any meaningful way. <3

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DragonSpell

May. 25, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) awesoma and unique game 5/5. You should be able to play the piano whit the keyboard so u think that ur playing the piano or something.

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avatar for D_Two
D_Two

May. 25, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) Thanks for all the comments about the menu theme tune to the game, it's called "Pandora," and it's one of my piano improvisations from my album 'Paradigm'. Thanks for creating this game, Nerdook, I really enjoyed playing it. We're all looking forward to more games from you. Good luck in the eden competition, you have my support! :)

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gratisrat

May. 25, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) where did all my progress and items go???

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astrojacker

May. 24, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) i have no idea what I'm doing. NO idea. i tried to figure it out.. but NO idea.

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Cody98762222

May. 24, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) It's a really good thing that he was left that talented cat.

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Coleron

May. 24, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) First, I did not know what I was doing and it wasn't enjoyable. Then I finally understood but well, it wasn't more enjoyable. You must spend lot of time to make something audible and useful whereas the rewards for this much effort are quasi inexistant.

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narutoyoshi

May. 24, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) i hate it when you jump and get stuck in between 2 blocks... CANT GET OUT

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Brauch

May. 24, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) I like how nerdook games are original

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avatar for SilverWolfie
SilverWolfie

May. 24, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) That cat is a great musician!

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avatar for cevgar
cevgar

May. 24, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) Ok, I get what you were trying to do here, and it is mind-bogglingly brilliant. Problem is, game-play wise, it is pretty darn cumbersome. Planning a score out tends to backfire, and isn't much worth the effort when simple scales work almost as well.

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jackywack5

Sep. 16, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) This game sounded awful until i saw the little man in the picture and thought... WOW THIS IS SO AWSOME ITS BY NERDOOK ...and from there everything went uphill...

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flameinpain

May. 26, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) why is there a mute button? LOL

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DuckDodgers

May. 25, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) O_o Did the game change since last I played? I would have sworn there was more levels, and I had a flamingo to attack the ghosts with...

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avatar for Nexzer
Nexzer

May. 24, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) I have no idea what this game was about, i smashed every key and won everytime.

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An7hony

Sep. 26, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) whats the name of the main theme?

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avatar for SicMirx
SicMirx

May. 24, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) Piano Cat will soon make Keyboard Cat completely obsolete.

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mendelde

Jun. 23, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) On the musical interface. The only musicians that use the score as primary interface are experienced composers, others use a musical instrument. I can't click into the score to generate notes, so the real input device is the piano keyboard. Using the mouse to interact with it is cumbersome - piano programs on computers have used the keyboard for this for ages, using the top row for white keys and numbers for black keys (you could use shift to get into the second octave) (mind different keyboard layouts though). But the best and most intuitive interface for this game would be to use the game map itself for playing - to click on a section of the map to place the note or the chord, and have the map itself be the score; this would also allow for feedback on which boxes have appeared. A musical score could be an extra, but it shouldn't be divided in lines, but rather scroll horizontally, like a sequencer.

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xSindyx

May. 24, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) Potential to be my fav game ever. About halfway through, I have two hang-ups. 1) Inventory management is a problem. No good way to compare stuff; i forget where it is; I forget what I'm even looking for. 2) While I love spending time making the songs, once the game starts I feel useless. Sure, i jump around a lot and I'm sure I'm doing damage. It just doesn't *feel* satisfying. I wish I could offer something more helpful than that, but there it is.

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TheBladesmith

May. 24, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) A few suggestions to improve the game: 1. You could rearrange the block patterns to play a common musical phrase, (the first line of happy birthday for example) that would deal the maximum damage for any given level. It would help take the randomness out of the game and add an interesting puzzle aspect to the game. 2. It would also be nice to be able to play more than one cord per measure. Most songs don't stick to one cord per measure. 3. Add the seventh cords to allow complete cord progressions. 4. Add eighth notes and half note to give some flexibility to the composition. 5. add a level editor and sandbox mode. it would be fun to try and guess other peoples songs. I know it can be difficult to program a game to include these elements, but I think it would make a good game truly awesome. I love the concept and the potential.

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eaklarb

May. 4, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) i Can play paino rank normal!!

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avatar for hydrascale
hydrascale

Feb. 21, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) i like how nerdook tells us the story then a problem appears and we have to do the game to find out the ending

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z0mb13_smash3r

Aug. 12, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Good blend of a game, great music especially as background music while not playing at work. My biggest word of advice is to have a better tutorial.

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avatar for hell09
hell09

Oct. 29, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) Can anyone make a song of Phoenix Wright Cornered Theme? Please? that would be nice

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greenghost007

Oct. 23, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) awsome game but i think the ghosts shuld die after they get a star insted of 1 ghost geting like 6 stars but anyway games great

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