Wiki of Music Games: About

This is a library/wiki/community dedicated to music games (a.k.a. game pieces, or improvisation games, or composition games).

Music games

What is a "music game"? — A set of rules that control players to spontaneously create music. Usually great fun!

In the area of music games you may find many influences and approaches, from experimental music, theatre improv, pedagogy, tabletop game design, and others. Each and every one is welcome here. We believe that music games can be much more popular if there was a central place to find, learn about, and even collectively create them. Hence 'Games For Music'.

Communities like this can not continue without you. So please have a look around. Try out some games. Ask questions, give suggestions or start discussions. Connect in the forums or through Mastodon. Everything here is editable (by the power of wiki). We'd love for you to contribute some games you have created, especially pieces within the library scope.

Hopefully the page will be useful to all who would like to promote their music-game-related events or creations. We don't plan to prohibitively monetize this page behind any paywall (currently, if you see an ad, it's from Wikidot itself, and logged-in users don't see them). We use this platform, because there is no institutional backing for G4M — here it can stay constantly useful for the future without the need of supplying for it.

The beginnings

'Games For Music' was created in March 2018 by two music game designers (notrightmusic & odolany) who are both active in setting up music game meetings (right now you can participate in these if you are in USA, Pennsylvania or Poland). In the early stages of the page, historical entries in the library were filled thanks to the help of Carl Bergstrøm-Nielsen from International Improvised Music Archive.

Using Games for Music

Head to Set/Collections to find items by basic themes. You can check how to use this site or jump to the game library or even use a sitemap (not recommended). For re-use, see licensing details.

Unless stated otherwise Content of this page is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License. See licensing details