Chime Sharp Strikes a Chord on Steam This June
Digital game publisher Chilled Mouse announced today that Chime Sharp, the sequel to the critically acclaimed music puzzler Chime from Zoë Mode, is coming to Steam for Windows, Mac and Linux this June. With game design created by Ste Curran, the Creative Director of the original Chime, Chime Sharp brings brand new melodies, modes and visuals in this sharpened version of the popular music puzzler.
“For Chime fans new and old, we are thrilled to announce that Chime Sharp will soon be stepping out from Steam Early Access to full commercial launch with the complete soundtrack,” said Ian Baverstock, CEO of Chilled Mouse. “Keeping the essence of the original, Chime Sharp brings fresh soundtracks, new modes, more levels and an altogether improved aesthetic designed to appeal to modern players”.
“I’m so excited to have a modern version of Chime out there. It’s always been a special project, and I think Chime Sharp is the best version of Chime ever — it looks beautiful, it sounds fantastic and there are plenty of gameplay improvements for players to discover, too,” said Ste Curran, Designer of Chime Sharp. “We’ve also worked with some incredible artists — I’m so proud of the soundtrack, it’s beautiful, powerful and brings some new types of music to Chime — and the addition of UGC means this is a game that will grow and grow.”
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 various pop songs. The goal is to cover the whole playing grid by completing quads of 3×3 or more and generate points while enjoying melodic works by musicians from around the world. With a brand new song list, fifteen unique levels and experimental modes, the beloved Chime is finally back and ready to shine in its complete makeover.
More About Chime Sharp
Chime was a much-loved music puzzle game on Xbox Live Arcade, PC and PS3. What happens if you file away the rusty edges?
New music + new modes + new visuals = CHIME SHARP.
Place pieces, paint the board, make music. Chime Sharp is an sequel to 2009’s Chime, a music puzzle game with an addictive, ambient heartbeat. You tessellate shapes to cover a grid, while a beatline reads those shapes as notes. As you cover the board the music builds to a beautiful crescendo of your own design. The only way to discover Chime is to play it, but if you want a glimpse, consider what it might feel like to cross Tetris, a music sequencer and a hypnotic dream about your favourite pop song.
Chime Sharp takes Chime’s classic dynamic and updates it for 2015. The core rules are the same but the aesthetic is clean and modern and the game’s soundtrack has been completely refreshed. With fifteen new levels, experimental modes, new-era connectivity and sharper ways to play, Chime’s finally back — and it wants to be your new favourite mixtape.