Well, the secret has been out for a couple months that we’ve been one of the guest artists collaborating on Queasy Games upcoming Sound Shapes
for the Playstation Vita and the PS3. You may know Jon Mak/Queasy Games from such fine games as Everyday Shooter
Recently at E3 there was finally an official announcement for a release date for Sound Shapes for mid-august. You can read the full Sony release here
, written by Matthew Kumar, who we worked closely with on designing our levels & entities & keeping it all super-tight.
More exciting news is that the ‘Album’ (a set of levels pairing particular visual artists and musicians together) that Pixeljam has been working on is scored with music samples & beats by Deadmau5. It sounds pretty great. Here are some links to the original announcement of our collaboration, with some video footage:
Other artists included in Sounds Shapes are Superbrothers + Jim Guthrie
. It appears that the remaining artists and musician pairings are as yet un-announced, so, I guess that’s all I can say.
Sound Shapes itself is a whole lot of fun to play. All the Albums are all very unique & different experiences, yet still based on the same very simple gameplay mechanic & goals. It’s impressive. I (Rich) really look forward to playing it and will actually be picking up a PS Vita to do so properly. If I wind up making new levels with the Vita editor I’ll be sure to let people know & share them with the Sound Shapes community. 🙂
by Miles Tilmann
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