"Defunct is an adventure game with a focus on flow, speed and an engaging world. You are a broken robot that accidentally falls out of a giant cargo ship onto a post-human earth, now inhabited by robots. You have to get back to your ship before it’s too late!"

From the summer of 2015 all the way to January 2016 i had the wonderful opportunity to design the sound world of Defunct, a fast paced adventure game developed by Freshly Squeezed. During this time i collaborated closely with composer Joel Forssell who also made the soundtrack for the game. 

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ChessMusic is a hybrid between a musical instrument made for sound installations & algorithmic composition and the traditional game of chess we all know and love. 














It's pretty much common knowledge that any unique combination of chess pieces can be made, with this comes a unique situation of strategic tension and release on the board. But what if this were to be translated into musical elements? What if every step you would take in the game created a different kind of music based on every new combination of pieces?

In it's complete form this project will include building a real instrument(physical chessboard) connected via USB into a standalone application where the user will be able to choose which musical parameters that are to be integrated into the course of the game. To put it simply: ChessMusic takes composition and gaming and combines them both into one.

A prototype of the software is scheduled to be released as a free-to-download application in June 2020. Stay tuned! © 2017 Gustav Lindsten Composition & Sound design.
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