on 10-09-2012 07:04 PM
A great writer once said that perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there's nothing more to take away. It's a principle the developers of Sound Shapes must have had in mind when creating the game, because it impresses from the outset with its streamlined, minimalist approach.
In place of multiple menu screens and options, you get instant action in brilliantly designed worlds (or albums) that feature cute, colourful and beautifully animated visuals by some of the world's most forward-thinking artists – not to mention soundtracks from some of the planet's greatest musicians.
These are no ordinary soundtracks, however: they're bleeping, twinkling, organic creations that you help put together as you play – a unique and ever-evolving collaboration between you and musicians including Beck, deadmau5 and I Am Robot. Musical notes are strewn throughout each stage and the pace and route of your progress will influence the music you make. It's a superb and imaginative way to add depth and complexity to the game, and the result is a lush, compelling and super cool sensory experience that grabs hold of you and won't let go.
Be sure to check out our Sound Shapes Community Challenge too! Just click THIS to be transported to a place where your creativity will be challenged!
on 14-09-2012 09:57 AM
Not much activity in here - much like the similar topic I started!
Anyway as this is the new place for level promotions, tips and so on I thought that sound shapers might be interested in this:
As far as I'm concerned, Daftbomb is the master and builds the sound shapes levels that I aspire to (got a long way to go!).
His tip along with the level above that shows how to construct curves is that you should switch snap to grid on.
In any case try out some of his other levels - Typewriter of Doom is probably my favourite so far.
on 16-09-2012 07:05 PM
on 16-09-2012 10:53 PM
I personally don't regret purchasing this title at all, but I'm sure there's someone that'll be happy to write up a mini review for you or hook you up with some cool footage. It's definitely worth a try - especially if you're even remotely creative
on 17-09-2012 04:24 PM
I still haven't bought this game, probably due too the quite high price (£9.99 is steep for a d/l game)
and lack of a demo (should be mandatory!)
Still it looks like a cool game, just not £9.99 cool
I think if you're comparing with vita games then by comparison 9.99 for sound shapes is a bargain against 8.99 for plants vs zombies.
Clearly I'm biased as I'm obviously a sound shapes fan from my recent posting but if you're looking for something a little different then sound shapes is worth it. Even if the "campaign" is a bit short, there are thousands of player-created levels both beautiful and challenging - you'll never run out of levels to play (even if you exclude those that are not as polished as the best ones).
The editor is simple to use - if, like me, you enjoy experimenting then you'll get a good few hours of enjoyment out of that and more if you feel you can start publishing your creations. The simplicity can be restricting - there are some things you can't do easily (text can be a particularly time-consuming exercise) and some you can't do at all but overall I have managed to communicate my design in the few levels I published.
I'd say for £10 it's worth a shot!
on 19-09-2012 11:00 PM
on 28-09-2012 10:11 AM
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