FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 28, 2012, Philadelphia, PA – Indie gaming innovator Cipher Prime today unveils double-barreled news in connection with the game that got it all started: Auditorium. First, an updated version of the Auditorium game released in the company’s first year is now available for PC and Mac at Steam. And second, this unveiling ties in with the launch of a Kickstarter campaign at http://www.cipherprime.com/kickstarter to drive the long-awaited follow-up: Auditorium Duet.
In Auditorium, players create music by bending dazzling rivers of light and color through brain-twisting puzzles across 15 “acts”, and over 70 puzzles. The primary goal: guide the flow of tiny audio-visual particles into different on screen “containers”. Light transforms into sound as players fill the containers. Given enough light, the containers will begin to sing together in a symphony, providing the ultimate harmony of flow. Players manipulate the speed and direction of particles using a variety of different “controls” in truly unique gameplay that must be experienced first-hand.
Cipher Prime’s Auditorium site shares a unique sample of Auditorium gameplay here http://www.cipherprime.com/games/auditorium/.
Auditorium has earned high acclaim and multiple awards since its release, including the Interactive Media Awards esteemed Best in Class. Destructoid wrote: "I love music. I love videogames. Consequently, I love Auditorium" and MacWorld added "Auditorium is a really intriguing and addictive multisensory experience — part puzzle game, part light sculpture, part musical instrument." The game is now available for $6.99 for PC and Mac at Steam.
In Auditorium Duet, players will team up with friends for the first time. To solve puzzles, they will need to coordinate with a partner to guide the luminous motes to their proper destinations. Auditorium Duet will be an intense experience where participants must lean on each other’s intuition and skills to create a vividly pulsing colorscape. Auditorium Duet will also include a single player mode which goes above and beyond the first Auditorium.
The Auditorium Duet Kickstarter campaign has gone live today at http://www.cipherprime.com/kickstarter, with a funding goal of $60,000. Rewards for project supporters at the lower levels include game solution guides, recognition and thanks in credits, access to regular project update reports and copies of the game. Rewards at higher levels include special exclusive game levels, soundtracks (with accompanying sheet music), framed prints, and more! With contributions that exceed the $60,000 goal, funding will contribute towards additional game improvements – such as creative flourishes, game depth and additional platforms.
About Cipher Prime
Cipher Prime is a multi-award winning creative agency from Philadelphia specializing in multiplatform game development and publishing on iOS, PC and Mac. The company’s debut game Auditorium, launched in Spring 2008 to great critical acclaim. Cipher Prime’s second game Fractal, captured the attention of gamers everywhere and is currently available for PC and Mac at Steam and the Cipher Prime online store and on iPad at the iTunes App Store. In 2011, Cipher Prime released Pulse: Volume One for iPad, the company’s best-selling game to date. Cipher Prime is committed to empowering other developers by sharing business knowledge, and seeks to help enrich the independent developer community. Additional information available at www.cipherprime.com.
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