Symphony Worlds, the sequel to Symphony, is coming next year

Symphony Worlds

Empty Clip Studios, the developer of the 2012 indie hit Symphony, has announced that a sequel, Symphony Worlds, is in the works. The announcement says that players "must explore their music's worlds, discover the powers hidden within, harvest their resources and build the base they need to destroy the enemy."

To make more sense of it, I took a closer look at Symphony on Steam, but it's not much help. "Although it shares the name and takes place in the same universe," the developers wrote, "Symphony Worlds is a completely different game from its predecessor."

So, to the textual description: Symphony Worlds will take place on tiny planets, entirely procedurally generated and destructible, and with a two-minute day/night cycle. Your music creates unique worlds, but they're being overrun by "mysterious demonic foes," and naturally, it's up to you to stop them. Music influences everything—terrain, vegetation, weather, and time—and it all has an impact on gameplay, somehow.

The trailer is quite lovely, and given the success that Empty Clip had with Symphony—we gave it an 84 percent in October 2012—I'm optimistic, with the appropriate level of caution, for Symphony Worlds. A Kickstarter campaign is expected to take place this summer, and the studio hopes to have the game ready for release in early 2016. Find out more at

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.