PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE APP!!

Keylimba is out for iOS and Android! The web version is no longer being updated. If you have a phone, please see the links below for the mobile experience. It includes a key range option to show up to 17 keys, colour customization, and of course, works better with touch!

Controls

  • QWERTYUIOP - play notes
  • Space (hold) - play 1 octave higher
  • Left Shift - cycle through looper record / play / stop
  • Right Shift - toggle menu

About

The kalimba is a 1950s commercialization of the mbira, an African music instrument traditional to the Shona people of Zimbabwe. It has a history spanning over a thousand years! Mbira can have more keys, different tunings, and percussive ornaments, but Keylimba mimics the appearance of a 10-key Hugh Tracey kalimba.

Keylimba uses sound recordings from my actual kalimba, which was given to me by my partner Amanda, who Keylimba is dedicated to! ♥

Things Used

  • Procreate, Figma - graphics
  • Audacity - audio editing
  • Chiptone - some sounds
  • Quicksand - font
  • Unity - game engine
StatusReleased
PlatformsHTML5
Rating
(45)
Authordvdfu
GenreRhythm
Made withUnity, Audacity
TagsCute, kalimba, Music, Soundtoy
Average sessionA few seconds
InputsKeyboard, Mouse, Touchscreen

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Comments

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It's just so cute I can't stop playing with it!

I love the character! So cute!

i tried to play the kaede execution music

i sounded like crap but awesome either way

the about of this game is so cute omfg

bootiful

I keep trying to play Avatar's love

it didn’t work for me I don’t know why but I can’t hear it, help?

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for me, it didn't work at first either but you have to first click a few notes with your mouse and then it should work :D (sry if that explanation sucked btw) 

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Woah I found out how to play “Say So” by Doja Cat! Tune it to B (in settings):

(I also tried to write this in a way how it goes to the rhythm of the song. “^“ before the number means in the next octave up)

Chorus (x2): 54 54 5-4, 4445 221, 5 42 42 4-2, 2 44 5-4

Verse 1: 5555315, ^2- ^1-6-5, 5555675 3, 555565 321, 5553153, ^2- ^1-6-5, 5 ^(11111) 6 ^(1 2), 567 ^(11111) 6 ^(1 2)

1 ^1 7 6 5 4 3 2 1, 1 ^1 7 6 5 4 3 2 1, ^1 7 6 5, 5 5 3 1 6, 5757 ^(23)

(Chorus Again x2)

(Rap Part idk the tab lol) 

Hums: 2, 7, 1 6, 5 5, 5656565, 2, 7, 1 6, 5 5, 5656565

(End)

This is not totally accurate but i did work really hard on this.

Thank you!!

yooooo it got updated

(+1)

for some reason i started playing  Haggstorm from minecraft??? lmao this is really fun to mess around with!

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This is so nice! I feel happier playing with this!

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I love this! It's cute, intuitive, and the sound is beautiful. Thank you for making this.

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really cool!