It seems like only last month we were shouting about Velocity (it was), and yet now we’ve got some new things to be excited about!
We’ve been hard at work coming up with more simple, elegant and clever ideas, and crafting them into fun and addictive games!
Soon they’ll be hitting the shiny new PlayStation Mobile platform, playable on all PlayStation Certified devices, like your trusty Xperia or HTC smartphone and even PlayStation Vita!
The first of these games is called Beats Slider, and it’s called that because you slide beats around.
It’s simple, rather elegant, and pretty clever too…
Each block of the sliding puzzle represents MIDI data, which is basically musical notation that computers can read 🙂
MIDI data can be used to play back ANY instrument, synthesizer, drum loop or whatever you throw at it, just by changing the instruments or samples that are triggered by it.
So what we’ve done is allow the player to push a drum loop MIDI pattern into a synthesizer slot, or a melody pattern into a bassline track, and every combination you could possibly think of within the limits of each level.
It was quite the brain teaser to write music that can be rearranged in this way whilst still sounding good, but we managed it! 🙂
What we’re also doing is TEACHING people how to solve those blasted slider puzzles. Some people are just able to solve them, but people like you (and me) are often left frowning with frustration!
If you play Beats Slider, you will learn how to solve EVERY slider puzzle that will ever be made, whilst also listening to catchy music like this:
Beats Slider is coming soon to a PlayStation Certified mobile device near you!