Quarta is an original digital board game with a unique generative soundtrack, designed and created by Kennerspiel des Jahres nominated game designer Brett J. Gilbert and musician, software designer and Bloom co-creator Peter Chilvers.
Two players take turns to place tiles, build areas of coloured ‘quarta’s, and claim those areas to control the three colours. Each game lasts only a few minutes, and is played until the tiles fill a 5×5 square. The winner is the player who controls the most colours at the end of the game.
But Quarta is also something more. As you play, Quarta creates a totally unique piece of music – an individual soundtrack for every game – driven by the arrangement of areas built by the players.
"Both challenging to the mind and relaxing at the same time, the perfect form of gaming." AppAdvice
• Designed for digital: A brand new two-player tile game created especially for iOS.
• Simple, engaging gameplay: Tutorial gets you playing in 60 seconds. A game takes a few minutes.
• Unique generative soundtrack: A new piece of music created every time you play.
• Sophisticated, dynamic AI: In ‘Solo’ mode, players will discover a strong, adaptive AI opponent, which refines its play as they improve and provides a satisfying opponent for even the most experienced players.
• Listen mode: In ‘Listen’ mode players can simply watch and enjoy a unique piece of generative music.
ABOUT THE CREATORS
Brett J. Gilbert (game design & visual design) is a professional game designer. His first board game, Divinare, published by Asmodee in 2012, was recommended by the Spiel des Jahres 2013 jury. Elysium, published in 2015 by Space Cowboys, has been nominated for the Kennerspiel des Jahres award. Quarta is his first digital game.
Peter Chilvers (iOS development & soundtrack design) is a musician and software designer. Best known for creating the iOS apps Bloom, Trope and Scape with Brian Eno, he has also toured with Karl Hyde (Underworld) and recorded a number of albums with vocalist Tim Bowness.
Ratings and Reviews
A thing of beauty
This game looks good, sounds good and is simple yet engaging to play. You can take on an opponent or play solo.
The music generates according to how the game unfolds and always sounds beautiful. You also have the option to just listen.
I do have a problem when I select "listen" after completing a game: I get stuck in listen mode and no "tap anwhere to resume" will get me out. The only solution has been to delete and re-install the app.
I still recommend Quarta, even if - or especially if - you enjoy the Bloom and Trope experience.
You just can't go wrong with Peters Apps. Original, engaging and more interesting with each session
Fun board game. Good tutorial!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.