Watch how this cello controls a video game
It's not often that we see a video game in which a classical instrument is the controller -- but then Cello Fortress
is quite unlike any game we've seen before.
As demonstrated in the above video, the game is able to listen to a live cellist play, and convert the notes and melodies into attacks on the opposing players, thus creating a dynamic in which the cellist attempts to string together a piece of music while also battling against opponents.
More information on how exactly the game is controlled can be found on Ronimo designer Joost van Dongen's blog
. van Dongen is the man behind Cello Fortress
, and is he currently taking the game on tour around the Netherlands -- make sure to visit his website for details
For those looking for more information on van Dongen's thoughts behind the game, you'll find Gamasutra's previous interview with van Dongen