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Gaming App Of The Day: Leap Your Way Through A Swinging History Of Jazz | Kotaku Australia August 9, 2012

Posted by sandyclaus in Academic Technology, Gaming History, Public History.
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There’s nothing particularly groundbreaking in the gameplay — move a crate to jump to a higher platform, move onto a levitating ledge to keep going — and it begins to channel Braid (of all games) with a time-stopping mechanic. Despite feeling a bit floaty, the game shines with artistic polish and charm that was more than enough to keep me playing. It’s a surface-level treatment of the long and complicated history of jazz, but the story is cute enough. The simple fact that it revolves around an early 20th century jazz musician finding inspiration and love in New Orleans sets it apart from the vast majority of video games. It ain’t Treme, but that was fine by me.

via Gaming App Of The Day: Leap Your Way Through A Swinging History Of Jazz | Kotaku Australia.

 

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