The Little Chicken Game Company recently released their virtual reality (VR) music title – Track Lab – in which players get the chance to experiment with music. A hybrid of rhythm and puzzle videogame, the title allows for users to create their own music in a way that is accessible and doesn’t require any past knowledge of music theory or music creation.
Choosing from a wide range of different musical beats and samples, players use the motion controllers to pick up a selected note and place it on the timed grid. As the rhythm of the track ‘pulses’ through the grid and hits the samples, their make their assigned sound and form the structure of the track. By adding more to the gird, players can assemble more complete and complex tracks which can cover a range of styles and genres. All of this without the need to learn how to play a single instrument.
The gameplay video below showcases a number of different elements within the title. This includes some of the puzzles that require players to complete a track in order to progress along with the free form track creation. All of this is presented in a unique VR setting that immerses the player within the music as it floats all around them and neon lights flashing all around. If there was ever a title that made players feel like a DJ, this is the one.
VRFocus’ Staff Writer Rebecca Hills-Duty reviewed Track Lab saying: “…Track Lab is a well-crafted experience. It looks good, sounds even better and is wonderfully intuitive, even for people with no prior knowledge of music creation. Its definitely worth your time if you are interested in music or puzzle games. Its a good VR title, but the ability to share your music would push it over from ‘good’ to ‘great’.”
Track Lab is available now for purchase on PlayStation VR and you can enjoy the gameplay video below to gain a better idea of how the gameplay flows. VRFocus will be sure to bring you all the latest on the title and the Little Chicken Game Company in the future, so make sure to stay tuned for more in the future.