“Miniature trip-hop orchestra of French hipster clones” – Incredibox


Incredibox is an website that allows you to create your own hip-hop a capella group of French hipsters. This is a site primarily for entertaining and for procrastinating doing work (at least that’s what I use it for). Some functions this site has include being able to make your own beat, record, download, and share your audio, and listen to some of the other beats people have made. There are also three “levels” or goals to achieve with your group of French hipsters, I have only achieved the first two and am still trying to figure out the third.

This website uses HTML 5 because in the page source it is simply tagged as <!DOCTYPE html>. It also uses Javascript and Flash player. I believe it was created or is hosted by So Far So Good, however, their website is in a different language but they are attributed to in the content as well as in the footer of the webpage. The stylesheet for this website is “../css/site.css” and “../css/bouton.css” which includes the code for the CSS.

This website targets the music composer, the music listener, and the board college student taking a break from studying for statistics. There isn’t much about the website that is complex as far as using it and it is solely an site for entertainment. I enjoy the simplicity in characters and how they are designed. I also enjoy the “levels” you can reach and the little bonus videos achieving each level has to offer. And I think a small detail that could be overlooked is that when you go to place a beat on a character his eyes follow your cursor; just a small detail that makes this website a fun and entertaining website to use.




6 thoughts on ““Miniature trip-hop orchestra of French hipster clones” – Incredibox”

    1. I like websites that have a musical composition aspect to them and this is one I found one time doing a search for “musical composition beat box websites” because I like to listen to instrumental hip-hop and beat-boxers every now and again.

  1. This is a very amusing website. I had know idea that it was out there. Thank you for sharing. It uses html 5 and has two style sheets. It also uses some flash which is great for interactive graphics.

  2. This is a fun entertainment site. Obviously the sheer purpose is just to kill time and have some fun. This instance is a great example of how Java how be used very well. The interaction of each character seems endless with the eyes following the mouse and each voice person has a different personality.

  3. LOVE THIS SITE! It really is a lot of fun. I actually found it previously through StumbleUpon. I agree with you that one of its user groups is the bored college student looking for a break from studying. In general I enjoy sites that are interactive like this one. I also appreciate its simplicity in that there are a limited number of options but you can still create many different things with those options. I like that the colors are simple as well- mainly just black and white. The interesting thing to me is that when I first came across this site there was no ‘recording’ ‘sharing’ or ‘shop’ so this must have gotten popular quickly- pretty neat!

  4. I absolutely love this site. Its really fun to play around with and such. The only thing that I don’t like about it is that it is limited to the computer. I feel as though it would become even more popular if it worked on smartphones and tablets as well. This limitation may be one of the reason why a lot of people haven’t heard of it.

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