During the Day of the Devs stream today, Haunted Garage was shown off by developer Games for Ghosts. It's weird, it's fascinating, it's musical, and it just looks like a relaxing trip.
Haunted Garage is part adventure game part music game, in that you're given a bunch of tools to create your own music as the game progresses. Essentially, you actively add to and change up the soundtrack to the game the further you progress.
During the stream, developer Jean De Wet stated that Haunted Garage took inspiration from games like Myst, King's Quest, and more, that is all apparent as you watch everything unfold. You explore a world as part of the adventure game, and as you explore, you unlock more artifacts and devices that create sound.
Games for Ghosts wanted those devices to be simple and easy to understand, but very versatile. They want everyone, no matter skill or knowledge level when it comes to music, to make their own music they can get behind. They don't want anyone to be listening to something they absolutely hate, and they want those knowledgeable of music to be able to create something really cool.
Beyond the main adventure mode where you unlock all of these devices, Haunted Garage will be adding a mode where you just create music and can save the titles you make to share with the world. So, the music is certainly just as, if not more, important than any aspect of the game.
The goal is to give a chill experience (so no spooks here) that can let people tap into their creative side, while also introducing people to fundamental music concepts as they may be just getting introduced to the world of music creation.
Haunted Garage is still in development and does not yet have a release date, so keep an eye out for more information on it in the future.