Wed, Aug 01, 2012 | 18:03 BST
Deadmau5 and Beck remixed in Sound Shapes level editor video
Sound Shapes developer Queasy Games and Sony have just revealed a nifty level editor tutorial that shows you how to rip apart songs and lyrics by signed artists, then mash them up into your own creations on PS Vita. Also, did someone say ‘trophies’?
Queasy Games founder Jonathan Mak hosts the clip below, making levels from scratch within seconds.
Over at PS Blog EU Queasy Games team member Mathew Kumar has explained that the developer didn’t want trophies to get in the way of people just kicking back and having fun with the game. Instead they’ve made two insanely brutal modes to make you work for them.
Kumar explained, “Death Mode is an unusual twist in our campaign mode. Once you’ve beaten our albums, you can flip each album over to a b-side and experience intense, single-screen timed challenges to collect notes without dying based on signature moments from each of the album’s tracks.”
“Each win unlocks a trophy, and we hope these will test the skills players have learned in our levels, making each trophy not merely hard-fought, but deeply rewarding.”, Kumar added.
“Beat School is a different sort of challenge”, Kumar continued, “Here we challenge all players, even those who consider themselves non-musical, to create beats on a single screen by listening and matching to a rhythm we have created. With luck, these levels will challenge and inspire you to go into the editor and make your own beats.”
Sound Shapes launches on PS3 and PS Vita August 15. It supports cross-play between both formats.