Posts Tagged ‘Zoe Mode’

Wot I Think: Chime

By Kieron Gillen on September 8th, 2010.

You're expecting funny captions on a screenshot like this?

Chime has come from the land of not-PC to the land of PC, via Steam with proper geek-power Still-Alive to round off its fine line up of bald techno-men (and Philip Glass). So, with controller abandoned and mouse held mightily in my paw, I have a look at this music-adorned charity-infused puzzler and tell you Wot I think…
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Chime On Steam And We Have Some Codes

By Jim Rossignol on September 7th, 2010.


UPDATE: Codes sent out! Thanks for entering.

Codes for you! But only ten. We’re going to have to devise some manner of competition to distribute them in a useful way. Head below the click for details on that. But what is Chime? Well it’s a musical puzzle game where the levels are set to soundtracks by Orbital’s Phil Hartnoll, Moby, Philip Glass, Markus Schulz and in the PC version, Jonathan Coulton. It’s pretty compulsive, and it’s also been produced by the initiative OneBigGame, so a chunk of the price of the game goes to charity. Hurrah for mildly addictive gaming philanthropy. I’ll write some more about it later in the week, probably. Anyway, head below for that competition.
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Portal’s Still Alive In Chime

By Jim Rossignol on September 3rd, 2010.


So as we previously mentioned Zoe Mode are bringing out their charity-helping puzzle Chime on Steam, and it’s now available to preorder. But they’ve also tuned it to their new target audience, because the additional level on PC is Still Alive, the track from the end of Portal, written by Jonathan Coulton and performed by Ellen McLain. You can see how that works as a puzzle level in a video which I have posted below. Lovely.
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Put A Ring On It: Chime

By Kieron Gillen on August 26th, 2010.

I miss you, Redeye

There’s a charity-based theme to my posts today, it seems. You know Chime? Zoe Mode-developed 360 casual music-based puzzle game developed pro bono for the OneBigGame (meaning some money goes to Save the Children and the Starlight Children’s Foundation)? Features music by Philip Glass, Orbital, Moby and other folks? Always reminded me of Qix with a bit of a beat? Quite good, apparently? Anyway, it’s coming to the PC on Steam, with the addition of the ever-lovable Still Alive. Should be out on September 6th and its pre-order page exists. Sadly, you can’t pre-order at the time of writing, as the price isn’t up, but it’s the thought that counts. 5% of the purchase price will go to OneBigGame which… wait, 5%? Well, better than nothing, I suppose and the game is pretty nifty. Here’s the PC trailer…
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