The geniuses behind Auditorium at Cipher Prime have outdone themselves. Auditorium is a great, free online puzzle game that successfully melds audio with visual. Basically, light streams shoot across the playing space. The goal is to direct these lights to their perspective receiving boxes and to fill them up completely. The game gets more interesting when you factor in different “controls” to redirect the light source, sometimes having to pass through multiple color-wheel-esque changes.
The sound element comes into play when a light source touches over a receiving box. While the light continually flows over the box, the volume of that one box gets louder. Think of it as a mixing board. The more it fills up with the light, the louder that track gets- kind of like a gain display.
The game’s creators Dain Saint and William Stallwood have a great bit of fun on their hands, taking flash to the next level with sight and sound. My only gripe of my experience with Auditorium is the audio. Being a semi-audiophile (okay, a blatant audiophile), I can tell the difference between Reason refills and the real thing. It might’ve helped to have given the MIDI information a slight swing to give it a more human touch or vary the intensity of the notes a bit more, but other than the off-color tonality of the game, I give it a 9 out of 10.