London, United Kingdom - May 25, 2016 - 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 Sharptasks 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 3x3 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.
About Chilled Mouse
Chilled Mouse is dedicated to bringing great games to players everywhere. Working with great developers to promote them and their games; Chilled Mouse lets them focus on the creative process whilst not claiming any of their deserved glory and fairly sharing the rewards with them. For more information visit the official website chilledmouse.com
About Zoë Mode
Based in Brighton, Zoë Mode has been making console video games for over 11 years with a strong emphasis on innovative gameplay, accessibility and mass market appeal. Zoë Mode’s passion and knowledge in creating original and exhilarating experiences started with four titles in the multimillion selling Eyetoy: Play franchise for SCEE, the award winning Crush for SEGA, the critically acclaimed XBLA title Chime, as well as more recently Haunt and Powerstar Golf for Microsoft. In addition to working on Powerstar Golf in 2014, Zoë Mode developed The Voice for Activision and have been developing our first war based strategy game for Ubisoft based on the Hasbro Risk franchise.
About Ste Curran
A freelance game designer, speaker, writer and consultant from London, England, Ste works with developers and publishers to make games better by focusing on finding the heart of projects, unifying teams and understanding audiences. Ste lectures at conferences, colleges and universities across the world about game design, history, narrative and emotion, as well as making his own games.