Quantcast
Talking Sony, money, and trust with the Sound Shapes devs - Destructoid




Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android


Talking Sony, money, and trust with the Sound Shapes devs


10:30 AM on 08.27.2012



Regardless if you appreciate the game or not, it's clear that Sound Shapes isn't normal. The game looks totally low-fi, plays like one elaborate, more nuanced morph ball platforming section from Super Metroid, and features content from Beck, Deadmau5, Super Brothers, Jim Guthrie, and many others. That's not the kind of game you see every day.

While I may scoff at the notion that Sony consoles have "more artistic" games than what you may find on the Xbox 360, Wii, or PC, there is no question that the publisher is taking some bold choices with the titles they bring to their platform. Artistic merit may be in the eye of the beholder, but titles like Sound Shapes, Papa Y YoDyad, the PixelJunk games, The Last Guy, and so forth are unarguably risky, especially on the PS3 -- a console that was built on a reputation for having the most expensive looking, movie-like games that home consoles have to offer. 

We talked about all of that and more on last week's episode of Sup, Holmes?, featuring Sound Shapes developers Jon Mak (Queasy Games) and Shaw-han Liem. You can watch the full episode here, or download the podcast here. Thanks again to Jon and Shaw-han for being on the show and being great.






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.







Indie

1:00 PM on 12.17.2014
A game like X-Files and True Detective? Just don't go Normcore

Oh no! It's the end of our three part interview with Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick, creators of Maniac Mansion and the masterminds behind Thimbleweed Park, a game that has currently raised over $500K on Kickstarter. We di...more



7:00 PM on 12.16.2014
Natural Selection 2 creator's underwater adventure Subnautica hits Steam Early Access

Underwater games. I need more underwater games. Natural Selection 2 maker Unknown Worlds is doing its part with Subnautica, an open-ended exploration title that's been in development for around a year. It's now playable throu...more



4:30 PM on 12.16.2014
Brutal turn-based survival game NEO Scavenger out now

I kept seeing NEO Scavenger pop up Twitter yesterday, and now I know why: it's just come out of early access and is now available on Steam and GOG.com for $14.99 (Windows/Mac/Linux). This is a turn-based survival game, and an...more



View all Indie






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more