Melodive [$1.99] is a weird, laid back experiential kind of game. There aren't any enemies or platforms to climb or towers to build. It's just you, music, and a world that lives or dies based on how well you can keep up with a meandering tune while soaring across and into an alien planet brimming with psychedelic mushrooms and oddities. You'll see what we mean if you take a look at our video or check out our review.

In our TA Plays, we attempt to keep in tune for three attempts, one of which was a good "run" by our standards. We also bring some news: version 1.1 of Melodive is about to be submitted to Apple by the game's creator. In addition to bringing a "no gravity" mode to the experience. A later update will also introduce new music via IAP. That's pretty cool.

Anyway, check out what we've got. We're pretty sure this is a game that's never really been done before.

  • metalmandave83

    An update being submitted already. Sweet. Looking forward to the new music and no gravity mode.

    • Johan Gjestland

      Sorry, TA got it wrong. The update is being posted very soon, but sound packs will not come before the next update after that. In this update I have focused on making Melodive more accessible and scalable so it will reach more people, and they will have an easier time progressing their skill-level to Melodive Master. Also no gravity is a lot of fun! πŸ™‚

      • one.sixty.four

        Thanks for the info but...... IAP?? Seriously? I recently bought this hoping for a new game experience (got that, thanks) and a stress free, money free buy-it-once experience. I love the game but, I already paid for it... What can't I have the whole thing?

      • one.sixty.four

        Sorry, I meant "why can't I have all if it?" iPods are hard to type on and there is no "edit comment" button, sorry.

      • Chester_Copperpot

        He's continuing to support the game, which is peanuts at .99c. I'd wait to see what the pricing is like on the music packs before I got anxious.

      • Johan Gjestland

        I am not sure about this, so please join the discussion in the forums if you have any opinions about this. As I said, IAP will not come in the update 1.1. I already have four musician agreed to try doing this, so hopefully the packs will be very high quality. I also hope to add a "unlock everything for ever"-button, but this depends on what deals I can make with the muscians.

        Melodive will never cost more than $1 and will never be crippled in any way because of IAP. I want this to spread because this also my art and I hope a lot of people see this. That is more important than earning money. At the same time I hope people would like to see me do more with the Melodive-engine and buying Melodive and the coming IAP is a good way of making sure that happens. It's not a cash grab, I am trying to build a community around this, because I see a great potential for this. πŸ™‚

        Ps. sorry for the long answer!
        TL;DR Melodive will never be crippled by IAP in any way. It will never cost more than $1. I want everybody to enjoy this! πŸ™‚

      • Johan Gjestland

        If Melodive takes of like tiny wings, you can of course have it all for $1! I promise you I will never compromise the game. It will remain as is and will of course giving it a lot of update love. IAP will always be non-intrusive and optional, and is there only to support the game. It will not induce stress, I promise! Please join the discussion in the forums if you have concerns about this. πŸ™‚

  • Nuno LourenΓ§o

    nice game , go see this game too ---> Putki (is free)

    • Johan Gjestland

      nice plug! πŸ™‚

  • Flamingo

    I am really having the best time with this. I love this kind of game πŸ˜€

  • Nycteris

    I don't yet quite "get" this game, but it's interesting & very pretty & I am happy to support the developer with my measly $.99

    • Johan Gjestland

      Thank you, I have posted a video tutorial on youtube. Search for melodive tutorial. Hope this helps. The gameplay unfolds as you play, so it's a bit confuzing in the start. What starts out very trippy soons turns into an arcade flyer, but it's possible to enjoy Melodive in many different ways, you don't have to get it to get something from it. πŸ™‚ Thank you for your support!

  • phonecats

    must play.

    looking forward to how this one evolves.

    • Johan Gjestland

      Melodive loves phone cats! πŸ™‚

  • solinari6

    I just downloaded this on my iPhone 4, and I don't get it. As soon as it starts the screen just spins violently and I can't get it under control.

    • Johan Gjestland

      Ok, iPhone4 is not supported., but it should work ok, especially if you restart the device, but not in 60fps. Regarding your problem: when you press start, the game calibrates, so be a little bit careful. I'm working on an update with better help and a beginner's mode wih zero gravity. Feel free to email me (you'll find contact information under the "app support" button in the store) if you need more help.

  • Adams Immersive

    Although the game play and controls are clearly very different, I get a vibe similar to the old Mac/PC game Tranquility from this.

    • Johan Gjestland

      Ha, I remember that game! Nice reference! πŸ™‚

  • piwakawaka

    Can you slightly improve the calibration - maybe a 0.5 second wait after tapping Start? I find on the iPad when holding with two hands I have to tilt the iPad slightly to tap Start and it puts me on a constant roll πŸ™‚

    • Johan Gjestland

      that's a good idea. Sorry i didn't read it before submitting the 1.1 update. You can also press the logo to start the game if that's any help.