Because music unites us

 

coming soon

Finally together :)

Encounters is a crossroads of stories with a common bond. Loneliness, love, frustration, family ... we all go through complicated situations, sad stages and bad times ... but we believe that music can change them and rewrite a new ending ... can you help us?

Find the rhythm that paves the way for our protagonists so that the illusion they have dreamed of so much can become a reality!

Encounters has been created with great care by Raquel (idea, music, development, and design) and Pilar (stories).

How to play

Encounters is a new concept of casual music rhythm game. You must pave the way so the characters can advance and arrive to the final encounter platform.

Each character plays a part of the song. Perhaps they play different instruments, or perhaps one plays the melody and the other the accompaniment. You can train each character separately but to win a level you must coordinate both hands.

Tap on either side of screen to lower the raised blue tiles.

The path has some visual clues. The dots mark the first beat of each measure. If you keep the rhythm with your foot, the kick will coincide with those points.

And if you play in easy mode you will see in yellow the tiles that match raised on both sides, so tap with both hands at the same time!

When you learn a song you should be able to play even with your eyes closed. In fact, we recommend trust your hearing more than your sight. If you keep up the pace but fail frequently, you can adjust the synchronization.

Stories & songs

Encounters are the stories of its characters, their illusions and their desires, the stories of those who want to meet and be happy with their loved ones. Today more than ever, meeting has become the illusion of millions of people... and we can't think of a better way than music to make those dreams come true! Do you want to know how these stories end? You will have to play and achieve the characters to meet :)

Everything will be fine

For Elise by Ludwig van Beethoven

Dear Granny: I have drawn a rainbow drawing for your hospital room. I want to give you a great big hug and to making cookies and playing cards together. I love you very much and to infinity!

Love on wheels

First Love by Raquel G. Cabañas

I gaze at you every sunset. You look at me and greet me. I gape at you with a racing heart and not knowing what to do. But today is the day. I want to talk to you, I want to meet you. I want to kiss you.

Wandering Souls

Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy

Every day is the same. The nights, endless. I am alone. I need a partner so bad. Someone who loves me. Someone who accepts me as I am.

Once upon a time

The Blue Danube by Johann Strauss II

Once upon a time, in Barcelona, two unconventional girls. One composed and programmed, the other one wrote and ... more things. One wanted to make a game, the other one was game for anything. Cool! Guaranteed adventure!

The old robot

Toy Store by Raquel G. Cabañas

Gray days at the toy store. The layers of dust on the brass skin are countless. The glory times are over. No one reads his comics anymore. No one thinks about him anymore... Nobody?

Lost in Space

Outer Space Signal by Raquel G. Cabañas

Kepler-1949 system, Third Planet. The receiver picks up a signal. Something small and almost imperceptible in the middle of the static. A weak distress call in strange code.

Furtive Glances

Carmen - Habanera by Georges Bizet

The whole world acclaims me. I am the goddess of the stage! But your furtives eyes, behind the broom, intimidate me. Your sighs deconcentrate me. I don't understand what's wrong with me. Am I perhaps in love?

Catch me if you can

Funny Suspense by Raquel G. Cabañas

Night chases, dark alleyways and museums, vaults and jewelry. I love your enigmatic smile. Your unexpected strategies drive me crazy. But the best comes later...

Features

Gameplay controls

To lower the raised blue tiles just tap on the left or right side of the screen.

Free to play

It's not a pay to win game. You can complete the game with no ads and no in-app purchases. You can see an ad or use gems just in case you want to recharge lives faster or try locked levels. Gems are obtained through achievements or stars at the end of each level, and you can also buy them.

Achievements

First training

First easy mode

First encounter

First night

First encounter with 3 stars

Tiles in a row (25, 50, 100, 200, 500)

Checkpoint without failure (1, 2, 3, 4)

Total stars (10, 20, 50)

Levels mastered (1, 3, 5 levels with three stars in normal and night mode)

First custom level (coming soon)

4 game modes

Training

Practice with each character separately to learn the song without wasting lives.

Easy

The song sounds slower. When you reach a yellow tile, tap with both hands at the same time!

Normal

The original game experience

Night

To unlock this mode you must get 3 stars in normal mode and learned the song, since the path will be dark.

Why encounters?

This game is full of characters underrepresented in games: a love story between an Asian girl and a Mexican boy with a physical disability, tech women that made a game (like us!), an alien female saving a black astronaut, a stray dog, a little boy who likes to bake cookies with his grandmother, a little girl who loves robots and comics, a black classical dancing woman, two funny lesbians: a detective and a thief...

Besides the characters and the lovely level stories, uncommon on casual music games, we have not found any music or rhythm game with similar mechanics, just tapping but with two hands coordination. Each hand plays a different instrument, or one hand the melody and the other one the accompaniment.

As the developer is also a music composer, music in the game is tailor-made, combining adaptations of public domain songs and original music.

Factsheet

Genre

Music / Casual

Platforms

Android, iOS (coming soon)

Game modes

Training, Easy, Normal, and Night

Languages

English, Spanish, French, Catalan

Price

Free to play

Release date

February 21, 2021

Developer

Raquel G. Cabañas (ILOVEMEDIA),
based on Sant Cugat del Vallès
(Barcelona, Spain)

Developer website

https://ilovemedia.es

Developer contact

hello@ilovemedia.es

android
ios

coming soon

Downloads

The game assets zip contains gameplay screenshots, characters, backgrounds, icons, and banners. The videos zip contains trailers in different languages and gameplays. The posters zip contains a comic book cover for each level.

Feel free to send an email to hello@ilovemedia.es if you need more files or information.

Credits

Thanks to all these wonderful people who have helped to make Raquel's dream come true :)

Idea & Design

Raquel G. Cabañas

Original music and adaptations

Raquel G. Cabañas

Feedback & Testers

Raúl Jiménez Herrando

Aurora Arcas López

Pilar M. Esteras Casanova

Rodrigo Díaz Medina

Marcos González Sancho

Cristina Casado Esteras

Diego Casado Esteras

Lovely Stories

Pilar M Esteras Casanova

Development

Raquel G. Cabañas

Stock Background Images

Masastarus

Zomorsky

Graphiqa

Boikopictures

Yurkainmortal

Tools

Unity, Wwise, Mixamo