Oddada is a minimalist music game where you make songs with buildings

There's nothing quite like sculpting your own picturesque village in minimalist building games like Townscaper, especially when they have those satisfying little sounds as you lay down another house or build a bit of pathway. But Oddada, from the developers Sven Ahlgrimm & Mathilde Hoffmann, seems to combine both.

The game is officially known as a "roguelite music builder" where you take your toy train on a journey through six random Polytopia-style realms, collecting structures that play specific sounds, before bringing it altogether to create some music of your own. As you build your library of playthroughs and songs, you'll be able to turn them into cassettes that you can listen to as you continue to play the game. 

"ODDADA has no obstacles, puzzles or real challenges," says the Steam page. "It is also not a perfect instrument. It is a game, that makes music making playful, easy and wonderous."

As someone who loves a good rhythm game, especially one lets me experiment and demands almost nothing from me, I'm excited to play around with building my own little minimal, musical towns. 

Though there's no release date, you can find Oddada on Steam, and even listen to some of the tracks created in the game on the official website if your curiosity is piqued.

Sean Martin
Guides Writer

Sean's first PC games were Full Throttle and Total Annihilation and his taste has stayed much the same since. When not scouring games for secrets or bashing his head against puzzles, you'll find him revisiting old Total War campaigns, agonizing over his Destiny 2 fit, or still trying to finish the Horus Heresy. Sean has also written for EDGE, Eurogamer, PCGamesN, Wireframe, EGMNOW, and Inverse.