PixelJunk 4am Lead Designer Rowan Parker
is here with some fresh video footage of the virtual audio canvas otherwise known as PixelJunk 4am which is live on PSN today!
To quote: Do you have a PlayStation Move motion controller? Do you like music? Are waffles delicious? If you answered "Yes" to any of the above questions, I have some delicious news for you!
PixelJunk 4am will be released later today on PSN for $9.99! The FREE PixelJunk 4am Viewer app will also be available to download today, and will enable you to stream the full library of 4am visualizers and songs from performers around the world.
If you're not already familiar with http://pixeljunk.jp/library/4am/, it's a Virtual Audio Canvas that uses PlayStation Move, giving you the power to craft music in a unique new audio-visual experience. Your creations are broadcast live on PSN around the world to viewers who can stream (and cheer you on!) in real time.
You can look forward to seven songs and six visualizers with 38 variations, 10 events and over 190 different sounds to play with.
PixelJunk 4am supports both in-game Twitter and Facebook connectivity, enabling you to promote your performances with personal messages and start to build your own persona and audience. You can also use 4am as a stand-alone visualizer (no Move required) and play your favorite music from your PS3.
For anyone still yet to see 4am in action, we've been playing with it lately in the office here and did some raw filming. Here's a peek at what can be done with just one song & visualizer!
4am also supports two two Move controllers, meaning you can mix simultaneously with a friend live, or dual-wield by yourself like a pro. We took it up onto the roof in the rain last night. Phat bass filtering down into the streets below...
Watching players in the early access live beta, we've already been blown away by people's creativity. Some of you have been uploading performances to YouTube in suits and masks or adding your own digital GUI overlays.
And that was just with the one song the Beta offered! o.O I can't wait to see what you guys come up with using the full release library!
So please, show us how it's done. We've provided the platform, it's up to you guys to stand on it. Surprise us and show us what you can come up with! We'll be streaming wherever you are in the world.
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