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What if you saw the world with your ears? Devil's Tuning Fork is a first-person exploration/puzzle game in which the player must navigate an unknown world using visual sound waves. Inspired by M.C. Escher’s classic optical illusion and the echolocation of dolphins, The Devil’s Tuning Fork allows the player to explore a new mode of perception through sound visualization. As a mysterious epidemic causes children everywhere to fall into comas, one child wakes up in an alternate reality. It is up to this child, the player, to determine the cause of the epidemic and save the other children trapped here. By way of the devil's tuning fork, a magical instrument that allows the player to perceive sound waves, the player must find all the children and successfully escape this alternate reality, thereby waking up from the coma.

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The Independent Games Festival, the popular industry event highlighting and awarding the talents of independent game developers, has announced the winners of the 2010 IGF Student Showcase, which recognizes outstanding indie game development taking place on school and university campuses around the world.

This year's set of ten Student Showcase winners include titles such as Utrecht School of the Arts & USC's virtual paper-folding puzzle game Paper Cakes, DePaul University's first-person 'sound visualization' title Devil's Tuning Fork, and Chalmers University's ingenious card-shuffling platform game Continuity.

These ten games will go on to compete for the Best Student Game Prize, announced on stage at the Independent Games Festival Awards, held Thursday, March 11, 2010, in San Francisco at Game Developers Conference 2010.

The Student Showcase-winning games -- all of which will also be playable at the IGF Pavilion on the GDC 2010 show floor -- were chosen from a remarkable field of entries by an opt-in subset of the more than 150 notable game industry figures judging the IGF Main Competition.

Devil's Tuning Fork

Devil's Tuning Fork

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Devil's Tuning Fork v. 1.21

Devil's Tuning Fork v. 1.21

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This is our most up to date version of the game. If you have any comments or bugs to report, please head over to our website and fill out the feedback...

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Sorcer - - 4 comments

As I remmember this game have only 1 problem. Too short.

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Murdouken - - 317 comments

Just played through it, absolutely fantastic. Concept is amazing and it's well executed. A save function would've been nice though.

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Sk!n-E - - 235 comments

Sweet idea...im just gona have to dl this one!

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Noremakk - - 189 comments

This is one of the creepiest games I've ever played. I love the style, but at times I can't bear to go on! It's eerie.

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delarobe - - 648 comments

i loved the design, downloading to try this out

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Famouz - - 22 comments

just wow...
still flashed.

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blackmodeler - - 1,015 comments

the visual style of this game is awesome!

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half-life - - 213 comments

I was watching daredevil and couldn't help but notice that this game had many similarities to the way daredevil sees.

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alk3ovation - - 3 comments

Daredevil was definitely part of our research on the subject. If you'd like to know more about the evolution of our visual style, check out this video

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