British game publisher Chilled Mouse announced the launch of music puzzle title Chime Sharp on Sony Playstation 4 and on Microsft Xbox One on February 24th. Chime Sharp gives Tetris-style puzzle gameplay a musical twist as you traverse along a beatline that reads shapes as notes through 16 levels, experimental modes and a melodic ambient soundtrack. Remix hypnotic electronic tracks from trailblazing experimental artists, including CHVRCHES, Steve Reich and Kavinsky, in a colorful, geometric world. Chime Sharp is now available on PSN for €9.99/$9.99/£7.99 with Microsoft Xbox One version launching on February 24th.
“Console gamers are going to really enjoy Chime Sharp. Just like the original Chime, this one was destined for console with gameplay that really lends itself to controllers and sit-back play”, said Ian Baverstock, CEO of Chilled Mouse. “To celebrate the console launch today we have added in a 16th level, a bonus track from Canadian electronic musician CFCF”.
Here is our review of the PC version.
Described as a crossover between a music sequencer and Tetris, Chime Sharp tasks players to place various shapes together in a race against the clock while the passing beatline reads the blocks as notes, remixing melodies from electronic tracks. The goal is to cover the whole playing grid by completing quads of 3×3 or more, generating points while enjoying melodic works by acclaimed musicians including Kavinsky, CHVRCHES, Steve Reich, Los, Chipzel, Andy Hung, Message to Bears, Timothy Schmalz, Magic Sword, Shirobon, Noveller, Haiku Salut, Luc Grey, A Mote of Dust, Symbion Project, and CFCF.
Four unlockable game modes introduced in Chime Sharp put a twist on mechanics by introducing a life system, time limits and new shapes and grid designs. With a brand new song list, sixteen unique levels, a fresh look and new gameplay modes, the beloved Chime is finally back on console and it’s much Sharper!