SAN DIEGO (August 6, 2012) – Empty Clip Studios, Inc., (Empty Clip) the creators of the addictive music-puzzle game Groovin’ Blocks™, today announced that the award-winning music-based vertical-shooter SYMPHONY ™ is available today for PC at participating digital download partners. The Indie Game Challenge award-winning game’s soundtrack is a collaboration between Empty Clip and a collection of the indie-music scene’s top up-and-coming artists incorporating a diverse of genres ranging from classical to electronic to folk.
“There has been such overwhelming support from the gaming community for SYMPHONY and we sincerely appreciate it, as every word helped get us to launch,” said Francois Bertrand and Matt Shores, co-founders of Empty Clip Studios. “This truly has been a labor of love and our greatest hope is that we succeeded in our vision of a music-based shooter that delivers a unique personalized experience.”
Melodies, beats and emotion drive everything in SYMPHONY, one of the most intense music-based games to date. In this vertical-shooter, players can select music from the game’s soundtrack or from their own collections, with each song creating a unique battlefield. Making their way through custom-created playlists, players customize their ship, discover and upgrade items to defeat bosses and ultimately, liberate the “Symphony of Souls” from a mysterious entity to reclaim their music.
SYMPHONY’S music-based gameplay is complemented by a soundtrack comprised of top rising indie music artists encompassing a range of genres including classical, electronic, folk and rock. SYMPHONY will launch with music by: Dynasty Electric, Evan Gamble, James Young, John Belkot, Joshua Bornfield, Marc de Clive-Lowe, Mercer Friendly, Prettydead Ferrari, Seasick Mama and Soliton.
Re-experience Your Music! – SYMPHONY’s advanced music analysis adapts to any genre, with the content of every song creating both a unique level and item to discover, equip and upgrade.
Liberate Your Music! – The “Symphony of Souls” has been trapped by an unknown entity that is corrupting and absorbing your songs and you must defeat five sets of enemy bosses to reach it and reclaim your music.
Replayability – The music-driven battlefield offers a long-lasting, gameplay experience, including six difficulty levels, earning “Kudos” and “Inspiration” points unlock upgradable items.
Per-Song Leaderboard System – Showcase your skills with SYMPHONY’s per-song leaderboard system with 30 achievements/medals to unlock.
Soundtrack – In addition to importing personal music, SYMPHONY’s soundtrack provides players a plethora of songs to play to ranging from classical to rock, comprised of today’s top indie talent.
Indie Game Challenge Winner – SYMPHONY is the winner of two awards at the 2012 Indie Game Challenge, including “Technical Achievement” and the “GameStop PC Digital Download Award”.
SYMPHONY launches today for PC and is available for $9.99 (USD). Information regarding worldwide pricing and availability can be found at participating digital download partners: Desura, GameFly Digital, GameStop/ImpulseDriven, GOG.com, Origin, Playism/Playism.jp and Steam. Status on current and new distribution partners can be found here: http://www.symphonygame.com/buy/.
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Official web site: www.SymphonyGame.com
About Empty Clip Studios, Inc.
Empty Clip Studios Inc., (Empty Clip) is a boutique game developer established in 2007, comprised of industry veterans located in San Diego, California. Specializing in cross-platform development, the studio has shipped numerous titles on multiple platforms utilizing the custom built RapidFire Engine™. With a passion for creating games, Empty Clip debuted the music-based puzzle game Groovin’ Blocks and the multi-award winning music-based vertical shooter game, Symphony which launched for PC on August 6, 2012. Additionally, Empty Clip works with top Indie developers to support their porting needs with the RapidFire Engine as well as major licensed games. For more information about Empty Clip Studios visit: http://www.emptyclipstudios.com/.