38w ago - Today Mark Rabo of the Sound Shapes Team has announced that the latest Sound Shapes update adds new free features and DLC alongside a video of it in action below.
To quote: Hey everyone! We've been working hard on our next update (our biggest one yet!) and it's finally ready.
With new levels, vehicles, creator content, offline play, and more musical/visual goodies than we can list, there's something for everyone here. Hope you like it!
Car Mini-Album & Creator Pack ($1.99)
Put on your driving gloves, there's a new vehicle in Sound Shapes and it changes everything! Speed, flip, loop, and jump your way through the levels and experience Sound Shapes like never before. We set out to make a platformer and created a trials game by accident. Yeah!
This pack includes new Campaign levels, a full Sound Pack, brand new editor entities (like loop-de-loops, speed boosts, and more), Beat School lessons, and trophies too.
The Community Milkcrate & Six New Albums (free update)
Perfectly sized to fit a record, the trusty milkcrate has been holding music collections for a long time and with the Community Milkcrate we're continuing that tradition. We've hand-picked eclectic and creative levels from the Community and arranged them into...
52w ago - Today Mark Rabo of the Sound Shapes Team has confirmed that the new composing tools DLC is out today on PSN with details and a video trailer below!
To quote: Hey Sound Shapers, we're really excited to announce our first wave of DLC: four new packs are coming your way - three Sound Packs and a Curved Terrain Pack. The Sound Packs each include five new instruments, five brand new Beat School levels, and for you Trophy hunters, five new Trophies!
The Sound Packs are $0.99 each, and the Curved Terrain Pack is free. You'll find everything in our new in-game Sound Shapes Music Shop today. (You can also grab them on PSN, as usual.)
Here's a short trailer with a track we put together using some of the new sounds. And remember, if you create something you're digging, tell us on Twitter, Facebook, or Tumblr - we love playing your levels.
Oh, and one (ok, a few) more things... So the community has created over 15,000 levels (!) and we've been noting our favorites since launch. But how to share them? We have an idea! Coming in December is the Community Milkcrate - the...
69w ago - Today Mathew Kumar of the Sound Shapes Team has announced that the title officially hits PSN today, and has made available a new Sound Shapes launch trailer below!
To quote: Sound Shapes is out on PSN today! It's the culmination of a long journey for our boss-men Jonathan Mak and Shaw-Han Liem, who worked on the concept for... more years than they probably want me to say before the reveal at E3 2011, and having worked on the game for a year myself now I think I can speak for the whole team when I say we just want you to play it.
Like... we don't want you to finish reading this blog post, or even probably watch the launch trailer we made. We made Sound Shapes for you to play! So when today's update goes live, get yourself over to the PlayStation Store on your PS3 or PS Vita and pick it up!
The title is $14.99 ($11.99 for PlayStation Plus members this week only) and part of the PSN Play promotion, so if you buy one or more other of the games in the promotion you'll get an increasing amount of money back.
Most importantly, however - Sound Shapes is a cross-play title. Whether you buy it on PS3 or PS Vita, you receive both versions for one price. We cannot stress this enough.
70w ago - Today Mathew Kumar has shared a fresh video trailer alongside preorder details for Sound Shapes complete with a Level Editor and Trophy Mode below!
To quote: Fellows! We've are absolutely gagging here to get Sound Shapes into your hands. Gagging! We wish it could be in your hands right now!
But unfortunately that can't be, as this week saw the release of The Expendables 2 as part of the PSN Play promotion, not us. However! If you're popping into PlayStation Store to pick it up at any point this week you can also pre-order Sound Shapes and get an exclusive PS3 theme.
That's not to forget PSN Play's money-saving promotion: the more games you pick up, the more money you save. So if you've already picked up The Expendables 2, you'll get a cool three bucks back if you pick up Sound Shapes.
But enough of that waffle. Because we're excited to get Sound Shapes into your hands, we wanted to kick start your imaginations by having one of our founders, Jonathan Mak, walk you through level creation using our level tools. And if you're the kind of player who is more excited to *play* than create (and that's fine, too) we're revealing our Trophy mode. And yes, there is a Platinum.
So, until this point we've been showing you lots of different parts of our...
72w ago - Today Mathew Kumar of the Sound Shapes Team has announced that Sound Shapes is getting its Beck on with new tracks via PSN!
To quote: There's just under three weeks until the release of Sound Shapes on PS Vita and PS3 on August 7th, and it's time we sat down and had a serious chat with you.
You see, we've been keeping a secret from you. Yes, here in Queasy Towers, our glittering skyscraper in downtown Toronto, so beloved by the city that they're building us a moat (they claim they're upgrading streetcar lines, but we know what they're really doing), we have been hiding someone from you.
Although to this point we've revealed stars that shine as brightly as Deadmau5, Jim Guthrie, and I Am Robot and Proud, it wasn't until Wednesday that we were able to sneak out the news that Grammy Award-winning musician Beck- mastermind behind Mellow Gold, Odelay and most recently 2008′s Modern Guilt- has been working with us on three brand new tracks for the game.
Beck's more than just familiar with the world of video games. In fact, with his 2005 album Guero he actually snuck out a wee EP, Hell Yes, which remixed tracks from that album...