A Chiming Desktop Chum: Music Friend

Music Friend (Fallen Sprite) [official page] is pretty much what its name suggests: a musical little friend. Made by Brenda Neotenomie (her behind the soundtrack to Porpentine’s With Those We Love Alive), it’s a free musical diorama of a sprite (from Lily Zone’s Crypt Underworld) gently rocking out to soothing music on a rotating planetoid. I’ve enjoyed having it open in the background playing music, occasionally visiting to bang out a quick tune on the interactive bits – jabbing a cupcake, mostly.

Neotenomie calls it “a cute drowsy musical toy”, which I’ll go along with. I’m not sure what more to say. You can play with it. You can listen to it. You can listen to it and play with it. I like it. And it’s pay-what-you-want with no minimum. And on Windows, Mac, and Linux. It’s here.

Anywho, I know how hard it is to get people to try even something free, so here’s a video as further enticement. It’s a few minutes of how I see Music Friend, mostly in the background as I do something in another window, with brief visits to chime away. I do apologise for the blur, but Music Friend runs at 480×360 (I did say it was little) and YouTube really chews up low-res video.


  1. MistaJah says:

    Boo, bot. Go away.

    Tip: Upscale your videos, YouTube will gladly have them even at 1440p and beyond.

  2. SuicideKing says:

    Looks like a Porygon.

  3. Hmm-Hmm. says:

    You know, I tend not to try free games if they’re ‘pay-what-you-want’. Mostly because it doesn’t feel right not paying anything even though I could just decide to give some money after trying/playing.

    • LTK says:

      I always click right through the payment screen, and the game behind it usually doesn’t hold my interest for more than five minutes. This was the case here. I don’t feel bad about not paying, if the developer didn’t want people getting it for free, they wouldn’t have given the option.