Sound Shapes

Developer:
Jonathan Mak & Shaw-Ham Lien
Platform:
PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita
Play Time:
short

For most of the life of games, music was an afterthought, something that was added after a game was fully completed. But designers like Jon Mak have started with music as the centerpiece as is the case with his new title Sound Shapes. A simple platformer (think Mario Bros. but with better graphic design), each level is constructed as a mini-album with each note and chord ringing through your little amorphous character’s environment. The levels created around new music from Beck point to where music games should be in the next decade. -JW

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