Reverb Publishing announced today that the Award-winning Indie game Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians launches today! With an underwater music-adventure theme, Beatbuddy uniquely combines striking 2D hand-painted artwork with a challenging puzzle-platforming gameplay that is synchronized to the rhythm of vibrant music from world-renowned artists.
THREAKS has created an experience that encourages players to “play to the beat” of the music in order to complete the various challenges. They have utilized the patent-pending sound technology that syncs in-game animations and environmental elements with the rhythm (check out the teaser trailer that breaks down each sound and showcases these animations). Featuring tunes composed by hot trending DJs and musician including Parov Stelar, Sabrepulse and Grammy-nominated composer Austin Wintory (Journey, Monaco, flOw).
“Beatbuddy is the exact experience we wanted to deliver,” said Wolf Lang, Co-CEO and Co-Founder of THREAKS. “What started as a student project to sync sound in an innovative, engaging video game has become a completely new way to experience music and gameplay together. On behalf of the THREAKS team, we hope that players have a blast as they explore the mystical world of Symphonia.”
At GDC 2013, Wolf Lang continues to talk about awards, ’Best Art’ and ‘Best Sound’ in Intel’s 2012 Level Up Game Demo Contest, Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians has won. Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians tells a story of an ethereal, blue creature that goes by the name of Beatbuddy. He is awoken from his eternal slumber in order to save the world of Symphonia, with the help of vibrant characters he encounters on his quest through a series of worlds. They aid him as he opens paths and solve puzzles on his journey to preventing losing musical freedom forever to Prince Maestro.
Developed by THREAKS and published by Reverb Publishing, Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians is available at suggested retail price of $14.99. In celebration of the game’s release, Beatbuddy is 10% off on Steam for a limited time.
To stay updated on the latest game announcements, check out Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians’ Facebook page, the jocular THREAKS News show that has been giving me loads of laughs on YouTube (your mom is calling) and follow the development team on Twitter.
Watch the Beatbuddy Release Trailer below.