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Video: Sound Shapes Gets Its Beck On with New Tracks via PSN

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109w 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 [Register or Login to view links], [Register or Login to view links], and [Register or Login to view links], it wasn't until Wednesday that we were able to sneak out the news that Grammy Award-winning musician [Register or Login to view links]- 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...
 

Video: Sound Shapes Confirmed for PS3 and PS Vita at E3 2012

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116w ago - With E3 2012 officially kicking off tomorrow, Mathew Kumar of the Sound Shapes Team has just confirmed that the video game will be heading to both PS3 and PS Vita alongside a video of Jim Guthrie's cat below!

To quote: Look, E3 is here, and we know there's all kinds of hot news coming at you from everywhere.

So over here at Queasy HQ, we've decided to kick things off a little early with pretty much the biggest announcement we're allowed to give you right now: Sound Shapes is coming to PSN on August 7th. That's... like... a few weeks away!

Are you breathing into a paper bag right now to avoid hyperventilating? We are, which is making it kind of hard to type. And if you're not, you should be, because we're also taking this opportunity to sneak out the fact that Sound Shapes is, day-and-date, also coming to PS3.

Yes. That thing you have under your TV, or maybe beside it (or possibly on top, but that sounds kind of dangerous, man!).

And no, we haven't been looking in your windows; we've been too busy making Sound Shapes and pricing it at $14.99 for BOTH VERSIONS. Buy it on PS Vita or PS3, and enjoy it on either system! We know. We're freaking out too!

Through the magic of crossplay, you'll be able to share content between the two systems without...
 

Superbrothers and Jim Guthrie X Announce Sound Shapes Project

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118w ago - Today Craig D. Adams of Superbrothers alongside Jim Guthrie X have officially announced news of their Sound Shapes project with details below.

To quote: A message from a representative at Superbrothers, written in the midst of a spring thunderstorm in the hill country at the Quebec/Vermont border.

It is with immense pleasure that we are announcing our involvement with a video game project known as Sound Shapes. We are extra excited to be contributing alongside sworcery maestro Jim Guthrie.

This represents the latest in a series of [Register or Login to view links] X [Register or Login to view links] a/v collaborations dating back to 2005′s musical film [Register or Login to view links] and 2008′s [Register or Login to view links], but this will be our first a/v collaboration since 2011′s cult classic videogame [Register or Login to view links].

Much like Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP, Sound Shapes is a made-in-Toronto DIY videogame that is unusually collaborative and has a heavy emphasis on synesthetic audiovisual style.

What's more, the people making Sound Shapes are all basically...
 

Video: GDC 2012: Sound Shapes for PS Vita - Hands On Tour

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128w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein is here with a hands on tour video demo of Sound Shapes for PS Vita from GDC 2012 below today.

To quote: It's Game Developers Conference time once again, and while headlines are a bit light, it's a great place to find game developers (of course).

We'll be bringing you videos, interviews, and conversations over the next several days, as well as a mega GDC Blogcast on Thursday.

The first game we got ahold of here at GDC is upcoming PS Vita musical platformer Sound Shapes. The game is best seen (and heard), so we present here Jason deGroot of Queasy Games.

In this video, deGroot takes you on a tour through a never-before-seen level, as well as sharing the in-game tutorial, so you know exactly what you'll be seeing when you load up Sound Shapes for the first time.

So when do you get to play Sound Shapes on your own personal Vita? The Queasy Games team doesn't yet have a release date, but they confirmed that a pre-release demo is in the making. We'll keep you posted.




 

Video: PS Vita Sound Shapes: Jon Mak Demystifies Music Creation

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161w ago - 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 [Register or Login to view links] and co-designer [Register or Login to view links], 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...
 
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