From a press release sent out today:
Joris de Man, winner of an Ivor Novello award for his work on Killzone 2, has been signed up to produce music for FuturLab’s futuristic PSN minis shooter, due for release in March 2012.
From James Marsden, FuturLab’s Managing Director:
“The team has developed some very innovative mechanics on this game, so we wanted to give it a big sound to complement the gameplay experience. We’ve been great fans of Joris’ work, both on the Killzone series and for the indie game N+, so we’re very excited that he’s onboard, and able to use his expertise to help realise our vision.”
Joris de Man added:
“It’s always exciting to be involved with indie projects; there’s an energy that comes from working with teams like FuturLab that’s contagious and fuels my ideas because they take risks where some can’t.
I really love the game mechanics that are being employed in the game; they bring a cool twist on a classic genre, something I love to do with music and its production. It’s going to be fun to delve into my Atari roots to bring an old skool flavor to the sound of this mini.”
The game was announced last year using an innovative teaser that saw gamers visiting a range of games industry websites in order to build up a picture puzzle that was solvable in two configurations; one showing the craft schematics, and the other the date and location of the reveal on PlayStation Blog. The reveal was accompanied by a competition and chance for readers to name the game.
You can imagine how excited we are, and if you can’t, get a load of this: