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Surreal music adventure Beat The Game announced for Xbox One and PC summer 2017 release
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Surreal music adventure Beat The Game announced for Xbox One and PC summer 2017 release

by Neil Watton (neil363)June 8, 2017

 

Do you fancy heading into a beautifully crafted world that comes complete with 3D point and click gameplay and a musical heart? Beat The Game promises to send you on such an adventure.

Announced today, Beat The Game, the debut title from Worm Animation will be coming to Xbox One, PC, Mac and Linux this summer. Combining beautiful, handcrafted characters and environments with the most classic of point and click adventuring, all whilst adding an intuitive music making mechanic, Beat The Game looks like it could be a bit of a stunner…at least if you believe the long list of awards the game has already won:

  • Best Art Award – Intel Mix Media Exchange San Francisco 2016
  • Best Sound Nominee – Azplay Game Festival Spain 2016
  • Best Creative Design Nominee – Azplay Game Festival Spain 2016
  • Best Audio Nominee – Indie Prize Game Festival Berlin 2017
  • Best Sound Nominee – BIG Festival Brazil 2017
  • Best Art Nominee – BIG Festival Brazil 2017

Inspired by the likes of Dali, Ernst, and modern European techno, Beat The Game is a charming adventure game with a heart made of music.

“Beat The Game is a love letter to my passions in life,” said Cemre Ozkurt, founder of Worm Animation. “Charming characters, sci-fi fantasy, European art and, of course, electronic music. We’ve put a huge amount of the work into giving the game a totally unique personality. And with the music making element, we can’t wait for players to flex their compositional muscles to create their own unique soundtracks.”

About the game:

With a background in beautifully crafted film animation, Worm Animation takes players on a journey with Mistik, the hero of Beat The Game, to uncover the mysterious, abstract universe he finds himself in after a motorbike crash. Mistik, though, is no ordinary hero—he’s a music producer. With the help of his trusty recorder, Mistik must collect the samples scattered around Beat The Game’s beautiful, dream-like environments in order to create the ultimate track. Esteemed house and techno producer, Marc Houle, is scoring the soundtrack, ensuring the player is always capable of crafting their very own club thumper.

From discarded drum sticks to the clang of a stone on metal, Beat The Game’s environments are littered with an array of sounds and colourful characters. As you explore a hazy, surreal world, discovering interesting sounds, you gradually build up a library of samples. Crack open your sequencer and the audio of the game comes to life, allowing you to use your samples in any combination you like. From mellow, dusty rollers, to upbeat, acid house, Beat The Game’s intuitive sequencer ensures every combination sounds good—it’s just a case of creating something that fits your mood. With a cast of warm, funny characters and a visual style that draws on classic animation, Beat The Game feels timeless, a journey about the joy of creating music.

Sounds a bit good eh? We’ll be sure to let you know once a full release date has been confirmed.

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Neil Watton (neil363)
An Xbox gamer since 2002, I bought the big black box just to play Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee. I have since loved every second of the 360's life and am now just as obsessed with the Xbox One. A massive racing fan, Forza 4 was the daddy of all Xbox titles but Forza Horizon 3 now trumps that. Online first person shooters are my hell....probably because my reactions are so poor, but give me a little Indie title and I'll be in heaven. Gamertag is neil363, feel free to add me to your list.