December 4, 2012 // 8:01 pm
- Today Mark Rabo
of the Sound Shapes Team has confirmed that the new composing tools DLC is out today on PSN with details and a video trailer below!
To quote: Hey Sound Shapers, we're really excited to announce our first wave of DLC: four new packs are coming your way - three Sound Packs and a Curved Terrain Pack. The Sound Packs each include five new instruments, five brand new Beat School levels, and for you Trophy hunters, five new Trophies!
The Sound Packs are $0.99 each, and the Curved Terrain Pack is free. You'll find everything in our new in-game Sound Shapes Music Shop today. (You can also grab them on PSN, as usual.)
Here's a short trailer with a track we put together using some of the new sounds. And remember, if you create something you're digging, tell us on Twitter
, or Tumblr
- we love playing your levels.
Oh, and one (ok, a few) more things... So the community has created over 15,000 levels (!) and we've been noting our favorites since launch. But how to share them? We have an idea! Coming in December is the Community Milkcrate - the best user-created content in Sound Shapes gathered and organized into themed albums, so you can find the levels that match your mood or play style. Chill, amped, long, short, tough as nails, and on and on.
As part of the Milkcrate, we've been chatting with some rad musicians and game industry folks, and they'll also be putting together collections of their favorites for you (their stuff coming in 2013). The new year will also bring a new vehicle DLC pack but before the big '13 we have a little holiday present from everyone here at Queasy – stay tuned!
The DLC Details
Acoustic Sound Pack ($0.99)
Bring some clean analog tones to your game with five new acoustic instruments. Strum and pick a masterpiece with the guitars, dance across the ivories on the piano or thumb the unique sounds of the kalimba.
Drum Kits Sound Pack ($0.99)
This pack is all about rhythm. Snares, hi-hats, toms, and more let you groove to everything from a cool jazz backdrop to a driving rock beat. There's even an electronic kit for some 80′s hip-hop style jams if that's more your style.
8-Bit Sound Pack ($0.99)
Compose in the key of chiptune with bleeps, bloops, and other classic game sounds. It's more than just chiptunes as you'll get modern electronic synths, bass lines, and loops too. A variety packed pack for sure!
Curved Terrain Pack (free download)
This one's for the platforming fans out there. Bend, stretch and shape curves to add smooth surfaces to your smooth beats. Many of you have been waiting for this, and it's free today. (It's also key for some future DLC, but we'll keep that a surprise for now.)