Posts Tagged ‘Empty Clip Studios’

Dead Island Gets A 2D Side-Scrolling Spin-Off

Dead Island continues to be the series that I don’t hear many people asking to keep on giving, but keeps on giving nonetheless. Next up is Retro Revenge, a side-scrolling, 2D, pseudo-16-bit, cat-centric beat ‘em up set in the Dead Island universe (that being “a particularly sweary zombie apocalypse and something something backwards trailers). It’s out this Summer, both on its own and as part of a bundle with the first two DIs.

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Wot I Think: Symphony


Empty Clip’s musical shooter, Symphony, is now out on Desura and the Steam game distribution service. It’s one of those clever inventions which allows you to use your own music collection to furnish its levels. So I peered into my whirry old hard-drives, picked out Bach and the Beastie Boys, and set to work telling you wot I think.
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Killer Tunes: Symphony Looks Like Something Special

This, I can only assume, is a truly formidable showdown against the Barney The Dinosaur theme song.
I’m a sucker for games that use my music to procedurally generate things. I could, for instance, go on about how great Audiosurf is for days, but that might be a better fit for my soon-to-be-launched video side project, Nathan Goes On About How Great Audiosurf Is For Days. Dot Biz. Symphony, though, takes a similar philosophy and makes it march to the drum of old-school (read: non-bullet-hell) shmupery, spitting out all manner of different enemies that react and attack to your music’s beat. The short version? It looks like something I could lose hundreds of idle hours to. And the long version – well, minus a couple hundred hours or so – is after the break.

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