A downloadable game for Windows

Graduation Video Game
School : ISART DIGITAL, the Video Game and 3D Animation / VFX School

Embody a violinist and awaken a gigantic, forsaken world in this highly poetic platformer! Using your violin and bow, move towards the core of the realm to understand your role in this universe and play the best Concerto!

Platform: PC 
Engine: Unity 3D
Number of player: 1

https://twitter.com/symphonia_game
https://www.instagram.com/symphonia_game/
Soundcloud: https://bit.ly/2ZK8OyW
Website: http://www.symphonia-game.com/

Producer: Guillaume ROUX
Game Art: Nicolas DERIO, Pierre VREL, Guillaume GILLE & Alexis GRAND
Game Design: Simon LARGUIER, Martin LEPRETRE & Corentin PAUVRASSEAU
Game Design & Programming: Kilian DUFOUR, Alexandre MANSOIS & Quentin VERNET
Game Programming: Hicham BENRHANNOU
Music & Sound Design: Olivier ESMAN

StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows
Rating
(64)
AuthorISART DIGITAL
GenrePlatformer
TagsMusic
Average sessionA few seconds
LanguagesEnglish, French

Install instructions

Please connect your controller (ideally an Xbox 360 or Xbox One controller) before launching SYMPHONIA! The game has been designed to be played this way.

If you need any help for the set-up or during your game session, please reach out to us on our twitter @symphonia_game!

Download

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SYMPHONIA_WINDOWS.zip 337 MB
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SymphoniaInstaller.exe 292 MB
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SYMPHONIA_BuildReleaseNote.pdf 1 MB

Comments

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This game is absolutely amazing!!!! i loved every second of it between the creative controls, amazing hand drawn backgrounds, and the ANIMATION this game is not only gorgeous to look at but is an absolute blast to play! 

Hello!

Thank you so much! It means a lot to us.
What a nice review :)

Cheers!

(+2)

This game is absolutely gorgeous, has beautiful sound, and is a ton of fun to play!!!  Are you guys planning on either making more linear style levels like this game had or perhaps even thinking about making it a more "Metroidvania" style game?  Either way I would absolutely pay full price for that!  Great job all!

Hello there!

We are glad you liked our game :)
We definitely have some ideas for the future of SYMPHONIA and as you point it out, these options are conceivable, considering the time and means we could gather. 

The team still has to transition from the student initial release and since a large part of the team is already tackling other projects we will take our time to make headway on SYMPHONIA.

Take care, cheers!

(+2)

Beautiful platformer reminds me of Hollow knight but with way less dark and gloomy

Hello!

Thank you for your review :)

Cheers!

(+2)

(sorry for my bad english) 

A particular platform game, our protagonist will have to move with the violin bow to stick to the walls to jump from one part to the other.
During the adventure we will see beautifully made scenarios of machinery related to steampunk style music. The music that accompanies the game is done really well. I love it 

Hello there !

It is perfectly understandable, no worries!
Than you for your comment :)

Cheers!

(+2)

This game is amazing! You should make a longer version and release it on steam! I would pay top price for a full-length version of this!

(+1)

Hello !

We are really pleased by your comment, thank you.
It strengthens our will to do more. Yet we still are tackling this matter over within the team.

We will let you know on our social networks, so do not hesitate to follow SYMPHONIA there!

Cheers!

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My goodness this game is a masterpiece. Are there plans to make more? Need to fill a hole.

Hello there !

Thank you so much for your comment, it means a lot to us.
We are still reflecting and gauging our options, but considering the amount of positive reviews, there definitely is a will to carry on with Philemon ;)

Stay tuned, cheers !

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I simply cannot state how much I enjoyed this game, and I'm amazed that it came from anything other than a fully-fledged studio!

Thankyou for the experience.

Hello Oxy !

Wow what an incredibly positive and pleasant review right there :)
We are delighted you had a great time with Philemon!

Stay tuned for our upcoming news and thank you for your great gameplay!

Cheers :)

(+2)

Les plus :

La musique, les graphismes, l'ambiance, le thème, les animations, les petits robots, le fait qu'on puisse jouer un peu partout, le piano...

Les moins :

Allez, juste pour en mettre un : j'ai pas réussi à quitter le menu des paramètres.

Bonjour !

Merci pour cette analyse succincte :)

De quel menu parlez-vous ? Celui en jeu ou à l'écran principal ?
Et jouiez-vous avec une manette ou votre clavier-souris ?

Bonne journée !

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Le menu de paramètres depuis le menu principal. Je joue sur clavier.

Au passage, petite question : les noms des développeurs me disent quelque chose... Ne seraient-ils pas d'Epitech, par pur hasard ?

(+2)

Hey,
Do you have advice to make the xbox controller working in the game please ? Pluging it doesn't seem to be enough to make it works for me.

(+1)

Hi, I am not 100% but when i first plugged it in it didnt work then i restarted the game then replugged in my controller and its working fine. I am using an Xbox360 controller. However the odd thing is that its showing my controller as 2nd player and not 1st. so im not sure about that. Hopefully this was helpful for you.

Hello there!

Thank you for your comment.
I suggest you try plugging in your controller before launching the game.

SYMPHONIA was developped with a controller-oriented gameplay, and we rarely encountered problems connected to the former.

Let us know if you could play in the end

Cheers

Hey unfortunately not.. No way to make the controller working

(+2)

c'est bien, c'est bon, c'est beau, ca se mange sans fin

Bonjour !

Merci beaucoup :)
Nous sommes flattés que ça vous ait plu !

(+3)

Hey! I am playing w/ keyboard and mouse-is there a list of controls for such?

amazing game! <3

Hello there!

Thank you for your comment :)
Here are the controls for a keyboard and mouse gameplay

This being said, the game was developed with a French keyboard! Thus your traditional WASD keys won't be functioning properly.
Please install a French keyboard first, then switch your keyboard and you will be ready to go!

Mouse Left button: Poke action (using you violin bow, can be performed in various directions: up / down / left / right pressing ZSQD respectively)
Z: up input for violin bow use
Q: run towards the left / violin bow use towards the left
S: down input for violin bow use
D: run towards the right / violin bow use towards the right
A: Play your violin (Y input on a Xbox Controller)
Space bar: jump (analogical, the longer you press, the higher you jump)
P: Pause Menu (presse again to exit menu)

Space bar in-menu: Confirm

(+2)

your game is everything i ever inspire to make . this is incredible

Hello!

Thank you very much!

Cheers

(+2)

作为一个平台跳跃类游戏 爱好者 我很喜欢这款游戏  我在中国的微博上 看到游戏的介绍之后 下载并尝试  美术风格音乐都是我喜欢的类型。而且感觉让人眼前一亮  希望未来可以玩到你们的正式版游戏。 

As a platform jumping game lover, I like this game very much. I read the introduction of the game on Weibo in China and downloaded it and tried it. Art-style music is my favorite type. And it feels so bright, I hope you can play your official game in the future. I am a Chinese player. My English is not good, so I can only leave a message through translation software. Sorry

你好!
感谢您的评论和宝贵的时间。

我一点也不说中文,我也将依靠翻译软件。

我们非常高兴您玩得很开心。
请继续关注我们的未来新闻!

欢呼并保重

Hello there!
Thank you for your comment and for your time.

I do not speak Chinese at all and I will rely on a translation software as well.

We are really glad you had a great time playing our game.
Stay tuned for our future news!

Cheers and take care

(+2)

The English is fine. I am in China and I don't know Chinese but translation apps are good enough to be understood.

(+1)

Yes, that’s right, basic communication, translation software is okay, I hope you have a good time in China

您是游戏玩家还是游戏开发商? 您可以分享哪个微博帐户关注与游戏相关的新闻吗? 特别是独立游戏。 谢谢!

我是游戏玩家  独立游戏 说实话 我关注的不多  有一个indienova 这个微博  是一个独立游戏开发者平台+独立游戏开发商 其他的微博基本都是什么资讯都会发。大同小异 也就没有什么好推荐的了。  

thank you!

(+2)

hello I want to broadcast your game on steam I can sponsor you contact me

https://steamcommunity.com/id/miyester/

Hello!

Thank you for your comment, this is an interesting offer. 

I suggest you give us more information and details about your offer in an email / or a private message on our Twitter :)

symphonia.game.2020@gmail.com

@symphonia_game on Twitter

Cheers!

twitter kullanmıyorum discord veya steam hesabın varmı

I don't use twitter Do you have discord or steam account

(+2)

Thanks for making such a wonderful game! I'm gonna time attack this game:D

Hello there!

We are glad you liked it! Thank you!

Haha please do so! And do not forget to post your prowess here :)
That way we can compare your time to ours ;)

Cheers!

(+3)

j'ai adorer y jouer !
j'aimerais tellement que ça devienne un jeux plus long avec un concept similaire
mais en tout cas , très bon travaille ! GG !

(+1)

Bonsoir !

Merci beaucoup, content que le jeu t'ai plu !
On note l'envie d'une version plus longue, c'est encourageant :)

Team SPEAR te salue !

(+3)

IT WAS WONDERFUL

THANK YOU! :)

(+2)

Es un gusto encontrar juegos de este tipo que te motivan formas ingeniosas para que puedas disfrutar de tanto amor y arte musical en formas insospechadas. 

Creatividad e ingenio. 

💪

(+1)

¡Hola!

No hablo español pero entendí todo lo que escribiste.

¡Muchas gracias por jugar a nuestro juego, nos alegra que lo hayas pasado genial!

Salud :)

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Really pretty game! It's short, but that's just let me wanting to play it over again and see if I can get all the notes this time. 

I don't play platformers a lot, nor am I especially good at it, and I was using a cheap controller since I also never play with a controller. All those things in mind there were a few points where I found the control a little more sluggish than I would have liked - but it was only a few small sections and with so many other factors I'd have a hard time saying if its me or the game. 

I'd love to see this concept expanded to a larger project, and would def pick it up if there were one! It really has the look and concept for a "real" game by a publisher, my first thought certainly wouldn't have been that it was a student game! <3

Edit: Oh and... I tried playing with a keyboard and the default binds were pretty funny - for anyone else looking its not just "designed for controller" like a lot of games, controller is mandatory. But its worth picking up the controller to play if you've got one around the house!

Hello there,

Thank you very much! Such a pleasant review to read :)

https://forms.gle/T5fdGqpW5wYAP2Md7

There is this short survey you can take to let us know a bit more in detail about your feedback. It will not take more than 4 to 5 minutes.

Regarding the controls we have already given the explanation, we mapped the actions with a French keyboard. Thus you only need to install a French keyboard on your and to switch to it. 

You can find the listed controls down below on this page. 
We can assure you that the game can be played with a keyboard and mouse! Some of us have insane speedrun times with this configuration :)

Stay tuned and take care!

(+1)

Ah that makes sense with the different keyboard! Maybe I'll try it that way next :) Thank you for the reply!

I also just wanted to say I found the game via a twitch streamer I know mentioning it, since that wasn't an option on the survey!

(+2)

Great game! Beautiful music, beautiful art.
I became happy because there were many motifs related to music.
It was quick, easy and fun to retry. I really want to play the full version!

Hello!

It is very nice of you to share your gameplay here :)

Too bad none of us truly speaks and understands Japanese.  This being said we are happy to watch your reactions, and your obtained a great score in the end, well played! 

Stay tuned :)

(+2)

I've been playing videogames since 1985 and this might just be the most beautiful thing I've ever played. Seriously, there were a few instances when I smacked my gob at how arrestingly gorgeous the whole thing looked.

I need this to become a full fledged game that I can spend a few hundred hours on :3

The controls are pretty creative and slick, the platforming feels challenging but fair, the checkpointing is on point, and the art (visuals, animation and music) is to die for.

*standing ovation*

Hello there!

We are delighted to read such a positive review :)

Since we put all our might and efforts to create a memorable game, we are glad it paid off!

Thanks again and stay tuned for our next news and posts!

(+1)

Would you think build for ios?

Hello!

If you wonder if we can provide an iOS build of SYMPHONIA then unfortunately we cannot. 

The game has been developed for a PC running Windows and is the only version available. 

Nonetheless we are analysing our possibilities for the upcoming months.

Stay tuned :)

(+2)

Beautiful, I loved it
Short but challenging and easy to understand
I want more

Hello!

You have said it all ^^
Thank you!

Stay tuned on our social networks for our upcoming news :)

Cheers!

(+2)

It is a beautiful game with many details,, it is a pleasure to go through the levels and see how everything is animated little by little from the bottom to the front. The mechanics of the game and playing your instrument is great and the music is extraordinary. Unfortunately I could not finish it, I had many problems with the controls, which resulted in dying and having to find the button operation again. Suddenly they didn't want to work, or they did just the opposite. I admire your game and I don't know if mentioning this problem will help you in any way.  

I think the game is well thought out, although I still don't understandwhat are they for the robots  that only raise their arms. 


I'm excited to know the progress with the game.  uwu

Hello there!

Thank you for your review. You know as long as a comment is thought through and detailed it always help :)
Thus can you be a bit more specific as to what happened with the controls in the end of your playthrough? (Where did it start happening and in which specific situation?
Herein below is a very short survey about SYMPHONIA, let us know!

https://forms.gle/T5fdGqpW5wYAP2Md7

The robots have been awakened by Philemon (they were asleep beforehand) and they are either waving to say "hi" or jumping on the spot as they are happy to see you and to be awake once again :)

We will keep you posted on our social networks, stay tuned!

Cheers!

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This game looks absolutely stunning. But I have a problem. I noticed that in a reply to another comment, you said that it was developed with either a french keyboard and mouse, or an XBOX controller in mind. I use a laptop, and only have the QWERTY layout, while this game expects a AZERTY layout. I don't have any XBOX controllers either. I'm sad I cannot play this game properly. That being said, a keybinding option in the settings menu would be appreciated, but I understand that may not be possible. I'm not sure if I can install french keyboard inputs, I checked my settings and it only accepts english for some reason. Nevertheless, I think what I could play of this game is beautiful and well thought out.

Hello! 

Thank you very much for your time. You would not have typed in this comment had not the game attracted you :)

I bet you have already followed such a step-by-step tutorial, but just in case you haven't:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/14236/windows-language-packs

Unfortunately this game was developped when we were all students at ISART DIGITAL, and we cannot modify the uploaded build. Although we agree with you on a KeyBinding option in the menu, nothing can be done!

Cheers!

(+2)

This was a beautiful game! It has an amazing feel and of course, I love the music.

The controls were challenging in the beginning, but they were easier and easier to use the more I continued on. It was a short, but amazing game and I've already recommended it to many different people. Truly a work of art, so hats off to you guys. :)

Hello!

Thank you very much, you make our day :)
It is crucial that SYMPHONIA gets as much attention as possible, the more feedback we receive, the better our choices and upcoming project will be!

Cheers for recommending our game!

(+2)

Amazing game, love the details and the layered sections that really give you a feeling of being so small, the music and mechanics was interesting to play through, I'd love to play more, but I also understand how much effort and work comes with making a game as beautiful as this! 

Thanks for giving me the chance to experience this game, I can't wait to check out your other works :)

Hello there!

Wow, such a great comment! We are delighted you liked the game, it was indeed  quite tiresome to pay attention to all details but it was worth it :)

Cheers!

(+2)

Beautyful game!
Pretty fun mechanic  :D

Hello there!

Thank you very much, glad you liked it :)

(+4)

Magnifique ! Je remercie itch.io de m'avoir fait découvrir ce petit jeu aux jolis dessins et à la musique envoûtante.

Merci surtout aux développeurs bien entendu. :-)

Si je peux ajouter une toute petite critique, j'ai trouvé que le déplacement du héros n'était pas super fluide, je ne sais pas si l'effet est voulu mais ce n'était pas toujours agréable pour les yeux.

Sinon rien à redire, j'ai adoré et la difficulté est bien dosée. :-)

(+1)

Bonjour ! 

Merci pour ce commentaire encourageant :)

Nous prenons note pour les déplacements de Philemon. Content que ça vous ait plu !

(+1)

Une vraie pépite oui ! :-)

Mais j'ai une question, est-ce que ce jeu n'était qu'une démo ou comptez-vous plus tard développer ce jeu pour en faire une version de plusieurs heures ? Car il a beaucoup de potentiel.

Merci !

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Haha c'est la question "qui fâche" ! Mais merci pour le compliment.

Plus sérieusement ce projet nous sert au moins de démonstration pour notre valeur ajoutée, et montre de quoi nous sommes capables.

Après que ce soit une vertical slice pour un platformer plus long, ou un tremplin pour un jeu ambitieux mais un peu différent... c'est encore en réflexion au sein de l'équipe ! ;)

Nous sommes en train de voir quelles options s'offrent à nous dans les mois à venir

(+2)

The game is exciting,fun and satisfying ... a game like this does not come around very often and wow! It has certainly delivered an experience that leaves such a positive impact on you.

 The aesthetics are amazing and there are so many layers of depth going on in both the foreground and back ground, there are so many beautiful things to look at and there are even instruments woven into the scenery if you look hard enough.

 The gameplay itself is really smooth, fluid and intuitive and you can play with ease, it has been well thought out and having more than one way to traverse obstacles is a really nice touch.

 The soundtrack is also incredible both within the world of Symphonia and the solo pieces that Philemon plays , you really feel connected to everything within the game.

 The only negative point is that it was too short ! However as the game gets some more love and attention it is bound to develop more, a really fantastic masterpiece.


 

Hello Nelly!

Thank you very much for playing our game, for sharing your gameplay and most of all for your amazing review!

You paid attention to nearly all details and layers, that is a first. And you had a perfect run, such a flawless performance if I dare say :)

The game does get love and attention, we are trying to share our piece of work as much as we can, and we are working on further possibilities for the team and SYMPHONIA.

Stay tuned, cheers!

(+2)

Hello, this game looks absolutely stunning! the artwork makes me drool and the atmosphere is magical. But i have a problem, I play using my PC, and i don't have a controller. and because of that the controls are really hard to figure out (i can't figure out what i should press to let him stand on the red matted wall ;-;). What can I do about this problem? or is there no way? :(

I REALLY want to play your game so it would be amazing if you could tell me if there's a way to play it on PC.  Thank you.

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Hello there!

Thank you for your comment!

Actually there are keyboard inputs :) This game was designed for the Nintendo Switch initially, that's why we highly recommend playing with a controller.

Nonetheless if you wish to play with your keyboard AND your mouse, here are the inputs. You will need your mouse to play!
I need to warn you, we are French, thus we developed the game with French keyboard inputs! (just install a French keyboard on your computer and switch inputs, it is simple)

Mouse Left button: Poke action (using you violin bow, can be performed in various directions: up / down / left / right pressing ZSQD respectively)
Z: up input for violin bow use
Q: run towards the left / violin bow use towards the left
S: down input for violin bow use
D: run towards the right / violin bow use towards the right
A: Play your violin (Y input on a Xbox Controller)
Space bar: jump (analogical, the longer you press, the higher you jump)
P: Pause Menu (presse again to exit menu)

Space bar in-menu: Confirm

Hi there. Is there any way I can keybind them to what I prefer? Thanks

(+3)

This really game me Rayman vibes and the music is lovely! Great work! 🙌🏻

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Hi! 

Thank you so much! We are glad you enjoyed the game :D

Don't worry about your progression, you've still gone a long way in the game, well done!

(+3)

Excellent travail, bien joué à vous ! La direction artistique est sublime et je vous tire mon chapeau. Y a t-il une chance que ce projet soit un jour porté sur Linux ?

Bonjour !

Merci beaucoup, le message sera transmis à nos Game Artists :)

C'est une bonne question et pour l'instant nous réflechissons encore à nos options et à comment nous organiser pour la suite. 

Mais nous vous tiendrons au courant !

(+2)

En dehors du fait qu'après avoir refait tous le chemin je n'est pas eu le droit de voir la cinématique avec la cloche (si je comprend bien la dernière image montrer du jeu)... c'est un jeu très prenant, un déplacement qui me rappel mes heures sur Hollow Knight sans pour en être trop proche non plus.
Franchement pour la durée actuelle, sa fait une superbe démo... si un jour sa sort en jeu complet je suis preneur...

Après bien que j'adore la vitesse de déplacement possible avec le saut sur l'archet, sauf qu'on peut allez très vite avec (le piano juste avant le retour dans la coeur, je l'est passé en 2 saut d'une traite et pareille pour certain passage (mais sa fait seulement moi son charme). Après qui suis-je pour me plaindre de chose que j'aime bien.

Bonjour ! 

Merci pour votre commentaire !

Pour la vitesse de déplacement nous avons fait énormément de tests et cela confère une certainte dimension de speedrun pour les joueurs aguerris, et donc parfois de nouvelles trajectoires pour compléter les salles rapidement, ce qui est intéressant :)

Avez-vous pu profiter de la cinématique de fin mine de rien ?
Vous avez un questionnaire pour nous expliquer ce que vous avez rencontré concernant la cinématique de fin que vous n'avez pu obtenir.

https://forms.gle/T5fdGqpW5wYAP2Md7

(+3)

Envoutant c'est le mot. L'ambiance générale, les graphismes,  la musique, les couleurs, les anims. C'est franchement prenant. Je joue à un paquet de jeux au gameplay action/platform 2D, et celui là a vraiment ce coté "oh merde ça fait 3h que j'ai pas décroché". x) 

Haha j'ai du mal à imaginer la quantité d'heures que vous avez passé sur le dev, vu la qualité générale de l'ensemble à tous les niveaux. 

Bref, je vous souhaite tout le meilleur pour la suite ! GLHF ! 

Bonjour !

Merci pour votre retour, si vous avez eu du mal à vous arrêter c'est un très bon signe pour nous :)

Il y a eu beaucoup d'heures et parfois peu de sommeil mais nous sommes fiers du résultat !

Restez connecté à nos réseaux pour ne rien louper !

(+3)

This was super AWESOME ! ! ! 

Hello there!

Thank you very much :)

That is a great score for a first run. Nice video, we are pleased to know you enjoyed SYMPHONIA!

Cheers!

(+3)

Great job. The platforming is on the easy side, but the art and sound design are top notch. Looking forward to the future works of this team!

(+1)

Hello!

Thank you, it means a lot!

We did our best to offer a platforming experience that would allow a larger amount of players to enjoy our game without too much frustration.
It there were to be a bigger version of SYMPHONIA, we could have more room with the platforming difficulty :)

Cheers!

Sadly not able to play with 32:9 monitor. Starts fullscreen, many menu items are not visible or overlap and unable to switch into windowed mode.

Hello!

Too bad it did not work out.

Have you tried shifting your display resolution to a more traditional 1920*1080 or 16:9 resolution?

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Hello!

Have you downloaded our game in the end? What did you think about it?

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I had free time, so I thought I'd give it a shot. It was amazing. I totaly lost track of time. Art is absolutely stunning, music is beautiful, movement is so fluid, and game mechanics are unique and interesting. There is no pressure in game, just simple fun and stunning visual journey. Depth of detail in this game is mind blowing, from sound when switching buttons on menu, to 3D art depth. For a dozen people to work such a short game and still give 100% just deserves every chance to succed in future. I'm really hoping and looking forward to a full game. Congratulations to your team and thank you for this amazing journey!

Hello there!

Such a positive and rewarding comment, thank you very much!

You just quoted many aspects and strengths we wished to implement in our game :)
It means we were not too far off our goals!

Cheers!

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