- Sony Senior Social Media Specialist Sid Shuman
has posted up a video today featuring Jonathan Mak
demystifying music creation in Sound Shapes for the upcoming PS Vita handheld console.
To quote: Last week I finally had a chance to go hands-on with Sound Shapes, the upcoming PS Vita platformer music studio that left critics reeling in its E3 debut.
Coached by co-designer and Everyday Shooter creator Jonathan Mak
and co-designer Shaw-Han Liem
, I discovered a deceptively simple platformer that gave me the tools to build a series of game levels - and a corresponding song - in seconds flat.
Sound Shapes' level creation and music composition are inseparable. As you use the PS Vita's front touchscreen to place objects - platforms, lasers, obstacles - that you'll interact with during gameplay, you're simultaneously laying down beats and musical cues that will evolve into a full song when you play.
During the creation process, you'll use PS Vita's rear touch panel to resize platforms and objects to further tweak your level's gameplay or musical style. Where you go from there is entirely up to you: the final version of Sound Shapes will enable you to upload and share your creation via PSN...