It’s all about placing pieces, painting boards and making sweet music – Chime Sharp is here and it’s well worth a shot. Isn’t it?
Available to download from the Xbox Games Store right now, Chime Sharp is the sequel to that Xbox 360 indie hit, Chime. The premise is the same, rotate multiple pieces until you create 3×3 blocks – Quads – to fill the grid, earn points and ensure that the musical accompaniment ramps up in style. With a host of delightful tracks and a clever concept, Chime Sharp may just deliver the goods needed.
To find out whether it does or not, well, you’ll just have to check out our well placed review of the game. Have a read and if you like what you hear, by all means take the trip to the Xbox Games Store and splash the £7.99 required.
Place pieces, paint the board, make music. Chime Sharp is an sequel to 2009’s Chime, a music puzzle game with an addictive, ambient heartbeat. You tessellate shapes to cover a grid, while a beatline reads those shapes as notes. As you cover the board the music builds to a beautiful crescendo of your own design. The only way to discover Chime is to play it, but if you want a glimpse, consider what it might feel like to cross Tetris, a music sequencer and a hypnotic dream about your favourite pop song.Chime Sharp takes Chime’s classic dynamic and updates it for 2015. The core rules are the same but the aesthetic is clean and modern and the game’s soundtrack has been completely refreshed. With sixteen new levels, experimental modes, new-era connectivity and sharper ways to play, Chime’s finally back — and it wants to be your new favourite mixtape.