Music Video Games

Music Video Games

About Music Video Games

A music video game, also commonly known as a music game, is a video game where the gameplay is meaningfully and often almost entirely oriented around the player's interactions with a musical score or individual songs. Music video games may take a variety of forms and are often grouped with puzzle games due to their common use of 'rhythmically generated puzzles'. Strong support for the convergence of live music and video games is evident with the success of the Video Games Live concert series. Emergent games for live concert performance, 'game-scores,' augment traditional western music notation with the dramatic elements of animation, interactivity, graphic elements and aleatoric principles (Anigraphical Music). The concept of incorporating Game Theory and music is not new and can be traced back to Musikalisches Wrfelspiel. Music video games are distinct from purely audio games (e.g.

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