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'Sound Shapes' Lights Up Your Headphones

by Jason Cipriano   August 10, 2012 at 12:00AM  |  Views: 1,195

If deadmau5 and Beck were jamming together, it would probably be worth your time to catch that show, because it would make your ears melt. This week, two of the record industry's most cutting edge artists did collaborate on something, albeit not directly. The new PlayStation Network game Sound Shapes features original music by both of them, in addition to some of the biggest names in video game soundtracks... and, somehow, that's not even the best part of the game.

Sound Shapes is a 2D sidescroller that puts players in control of a sticky, anamorphous blob that rolls around collecting "notes" that are scattered around each level in the game. The more "notes" that are collected, the more complete the looping background music becomes. The overall goal is simple; collect as many "notes" as possible without touching anything that’s red, lest you die. After you make it to the end of each level, and complete the song, that’s when the magic happens.

As you progress through the game’s campaign, you unlock various items (blocks, enemies, backgrounds, etc.) that can be used to create new levels, and shared with the Sound Shapes' community. Sharing your levels is free, but more importantly, so is downloading other people’s creations, as long as you have an internet connection. This means that, while the initial game is relatively short, you can keep playing new, unique and twisted level designs for as long as you can stand to play the game.

One of the other rewarding things about Sound Shapes is that one purchase ($14.99) nets you both the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita versions of the game, with cross-save functionality. No more having to worry about having to put down your game because you have to head out, Sound Shapes goes with you – just don’t forget to bring your headphones.

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