My video game music trivia app (Android)

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  1. maiden1988
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    Hi everyone,

    I'm a big fan of old school video game music (from the 80-90s) and I made a trivia app for Android, called "Name That Game". You listen to a song from a video game and guess the which game it is. I just released it on Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bitorchestra.namethatgame

    If you get a chance to play it, let me know what you think and if there's anything you want to see in it.

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    Great idea. There are many music quiz games but I haven't seen one specifically for retro game music. I'm a big fan of game music from the 16-bit era so I will be sure to give this a try next time I'm bored and only have my phone handy.
    You should add a multiplayer mode, as I would love to play this with some friends :D
     
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    Thanks Jdbye,

    Multiplayer is next on my list to do, after adding more games/songs. I just need to work out the best way to implement it.
     
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    Amazing! Gotta play that with my friends!

    Will you eventually do another app with newer consoles?
     
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    Thanks Bimmel,

    The good news is that I built this in a way where I can add new games, songs, and systems without having to publish an update on the store. I'm going to be adding more games and songs to the current systems and then add more systems after that.

    Any system you were hoping for in particular? (Right now there is NES, SNES, GB and Genesis/MegaDrive)
     
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    No, thank you for this great app! Playing this 5 minutes right now and already found a new soundtrack I want to listen to (Shantae). =)

    I was searching for this for a long time now because I was not able to do it myself. And to push my knowledge about video game music in general.

    Hm.. if you ask me that way, it would be the Gamecube, the PS2 and the Wii I guess. But these files are a lot bigger then the older music pieces, so I'm not sure if this is possible.

    By the way, great thing to implement Wikipedia! ;- )
     
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    Shantae is such an underrated game and soundtrack; I admittedly didn't hear about it until the last several years. Virt (Jake Kaufman) who does the music, also did Shovel Knight among other games. Check out his music if you haven't already (https://virt.bandcamp.com/).
     
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    Oh yes! I heard that name before, but I did not know that he did the music for Shovel Knight. Thanks.

    Awesome that you can get all his soundtracks basically for free.
     
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    I just wanted to let everyone know that I added 300+ songs from 40 games on NES, Genesis and Game Boy last night. More to come soon.
     
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    The app is great, however, I did a two-minute run and the game completely spazzed out on me at the end, repeatedly telling me that time was up for the last question even though I think I had like, 4 or 5 seconds left. You could tap continue, but it kept doing it.
     
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    Thanks for trying it out Team Fail. I haven't seen that happen yet, but I'll try to reproduce and fix the issue. What kind of Android device are you running?
     
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    Wow, this is a really fun game, thanks! Is an internet connection necessary to play solo?
     
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    Thanks RustInPeace! Yes, an internet connection is required mainly to stream the music, but also so that I can add new music, games, systems, and make code updates without having to publish and update to the Google Play store.
     
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    Will there be more consoles added? I'd like to try out N64, and other handheld Nintendo consoles. I'd be awesome at pokemon music.
     
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    Yes, more consoles will be added. I've had a few requests for N64, so that will most likely be the next one I add. I just want to make sure there's enough activity and updates with the existing consoles before adding more.
     
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    I just wanted to let everyone know I added TurboGrafx-16 music to the game. Also, the game is available on both Google Play and the App Store. If you have a chance to play, let me know what you think.
     
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    Wow, this is such a cool idea! Definitely gonna go download that right now, thanks!
     
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    Cool! I will be sure to download it an give it a try!