Resynth turns making music into a puzzle game

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At first blush, Resynth doesn’t make a lot of sense. Looking at screenshots or GIFs reveals a strange array of squares, some seemingly marked by Xs, arrows, or different colors. But once you see — and hear — the game in motion, it starts to make sense. Resynth is designed to look like a music sequencer, and solving the game’s puzzles is akin to making music.

At its core, Resynth is a push block-style game, a type of logic puzzle that appears frequently in the Professor Layton series and other adventure games. In them, you…

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