5w ago - Sony Santa Monica Senior Producer Zach Wood shared a video today detailing Sound Shapes on PlayStation 4, PS4 DLC and Art Packs below.
To quote: Okay, this is a big one. Are you ready? Here we go.
So you probably saw the PS4 launch last week - pretty exciting, right!? Did you get one? Lucky lucky if you did.
We've been playing with the PlayStation 4 for a while, because we've been preparing Sound Shapes for this screaming fast new machine. Sound Shapes doesn't exactly push the hardware, but it sure looks sweet!
We've also added new functionality with DualShock 4′s touchpad, light bar, and speakers. It also takes advantage of PS4′s social features, like the new Share button that allows you to easily livestream your game with friends and share vids of your levels.
With all these improvements, this is a great time to pick up Sound Shapes (we're impressed with your monk-like patience if you haven't). If you're already one of our thousands of supporters, we have great news... The PS4 version of Sound Shapes is free for you!
That's right, everyone who's already purchased the game from PSN for PS3 or PS Vita also gets it for PS4 (isn't Cross-Buy great?). The flip is...
9w ago - Creative Director Nathan Gary of External Development at Santa Monica Studio announced today alongside a video trailer that Flower, flOw, Sound Shapes and Escape Plan are coming to PS4.
To quote: Hey, this is Nathan Gary over at Sony Santa Monica with some great news for PlayStation fans. For years, the team here at Santa Monica Studio has been pushing the boundaries of gaming with small, innovative games.
Now, some of our best titles are making the jump to new PlayStation platforms - including PS4.
As you may have heard, thatgamecompany's Flower is coming to PS Vita. Today I am happy to officially announce that it is also coming to PS4 and that both versions will launch on November 15th. Now this beautiful, meditative game can be experienced at 1080p and 60fps.
I'm also excited to tell you that Sound Shapes, the ground-breaking musical platformer from Queasy Games, will also be joining Flower in the PS4 launch line-up on November 15th.
Flower isn't the only thatgamecompany title making its way to new places. We are also bringing flOw to PS Vita and PS4. This is the first game TGC released - the one that started it all. It will release for both PS4 and PS Vita on November 29th.
20w ago - Sony's Mark Rabo of the Sound Shapes Team wished a very Happy Birthday to Sound Shapes who turns one this week.
To quote: We're celebrating a big birthday this week - Sound Shapes turns one! At the age when we were wearing diapers and barely crawling, our strange musical platformer has been out in the real world making things happen.
First he came back with some good reviews, then a bunch of awards, and now he's hanging out with thousands of friends making levels. Who knew our little game would be so driven? As parents, it's real nice to see.
During this birthday week we have lots going on, and you're invited to the festivities. Have a look.
We're holding a level design/jam competition. To participate, create and upload a level highlighting what you love about Sound Shapes and hashtag the title with #BDay. Upload your level by August 19th, 2013. Winners will be announced soon with the launch of the next Milkcrate.
The top six creators will receive a signed, screen printed Sound Shapes poster and will be included in a special 1 Year Anniversary Milkcrate album which will be a permanent part of the Sound Shapes community.
30w ago - Today Mark Rabo of the Sound Shapes Team has shared details with some special guests in the Milkcrate and Baiyon interview below.
To quote: Everyone has the friends who know all the new bands and all the cool music, who make the mixtapes and the killer roadtrip soundtracks, the friends who you always ask, "What are you listening to?"
We made some good friends creating Sound Shapes, the kind of friends that are deep into games and music. So with Sound Shapes being all about games and music too, we just had to ask them, "So what are you playing?"
Our first Milkcrate release was March 12th and featured six albums we chose here at Queasy. For our second release we've asked our friends at The Verge, Gamespot, and Ghostly International to create Milkcrate albums with their favorite community-made levels.
32w ago - Today Mark Rabo of the Sound Shapes Team posted up a video confirming that Spring 2013 has sprung with new DLC arriving as detailed below.
To quote: The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and "wub" is in the air... and with the spring comes a new blast of Sound Shapes DLC.
Two unique sound packs are available right now and in just a couple weeks we're stuffing the Community Milkcrate with more albums from guest curators - more on that below after this brand new video showcasing our new 80's and Dubstep Sound Packs.
First the sound packs. The 80′s pack brings the synth-poppy melodies and digital drum beats inspired by the neon decade when big hair and leg warmers ruled the lands.
If that's too gaudy for you, dive into the dark and dirty world of the Dubstep Sound Pack with the lurching, wobbling, big bass drops straight from the streets of London. Will you dare to combine the two?
Both packs each include new notes, loops, five new Beat School levels, and five Trophies.
And later this month we roll out a special installment of the Milkcrate, our carefully curated collection of Community levels. What's so special? Well, we asked some of our favorite people to hand-pick...