Mondrian – Abstraction in Beauty, an accessible block-breaking game celebrating the artistic growth of video games in the 20th century, has been updated to version 1.3. This is the game’s third major update, adding Impressionism-inspired background art, a new Arcade Mode, Steam Leaderboards, a new paddle type, and a new powerup to the dynamically generated gameplay. So far the game has received over 100 bug fixes and gameplay changes, dozens of new features, new Gem collectibles, new level packs, new Steam Achievements, and much more.
To celebrate the update, Lantana Games is also releasing a Shareware/Demo version of the game. Following the traditional model of Shareware games, it can be found not only at Steam and itch.io, but also on BitTorrent and other download sites. It features a slimmed down version of the game, but unlimited playtime. “We feel like Mondrian is a game that could and should be in every household,” says Danny Silvers, CEO of Lantana Games. “The feedback from our community has been a huge help in honing the gameplay, adding new features, and taking it to a whole other level. The game has never played better and we’re excited to hopefully introduce it to a whole new audience.”
The game, soundtrack, and Deluxe Edition will also be on sale for 25% off over the next week. They are all available on Steam, IndieGameStand, and itch.io.
Mondrian – Abstraction in Beauty has been developed by Danny Silvers, Hannah Hoyt, and Davidjohn Blodgett, with contributions by Becky Taylor, Chenylle Mercado, Karen Layman, and multiple artists throughout the video game and tabletop industries. The game is supported by the wonderful fans of Lantana Games and has received no grants, funding, or crowdfunding for its development.
“Quite a sight to behold.”
“A real passion piece.”
Rock, Paper, Shotgun
“A potential all-in-one video game art history lesson.”
About This Game
Mondrian – Abstraction in Beauty is a full-circle block-breaking game about video game art history. Inspired by the works of the De Stijl masters’ limitations on form and color, Mondrian – Abstraction in Beauty takes an abstract look at the history of video game art, through unlockable features like paddles, balls, powerups, and screen effects. The game is dynamically generated, with millions of level combinations and endless replayability.
◾Break out of the boring, vertical-only block breaking experience with 360 degree freedom of motion.
◾Over 48,000,000 possible combinations in level generation
◾Collect gems to unlock goodies like paddles, balls, powerups, wall shapes, visual styles and more.
◾Level Packs and Museum Galleries based on other games for an in-depth look at video game art history.
◾Play the game your way with adjustable gameplay options, level packs, and screen effects.
◾Inspirational quotes by Piet Mondrian
Mondrian – Abstraction in Beauty: Original Game Soundtrack, composed by Davidjohn Blodgett and Hannah Hoyt, features nearly an hour of acid jazz, hip hop, trip hop, ambient, electronic, and classical music. Remastered from in-game tracks and exported as 320kbps, 44.1khz MP3’s, this stunning collection of music is bound to keep you immersed in Mondrian’s geometric world at work, at home, at a party, or on the go.