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Chime

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Genre: Puzzle
Developer: Zoë Mode
Release Date: March 29, 2011 (US), March 30, 2011 (EU)

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'Chime' (ALL) Gets PS3-Exclusive Super Deluxe Edition

by Rainier on Jan. 31, 2011 @ 5:10 a.m. PST

Chime Super Deluxe is a unique block puzzle game fused with music creation elements and contributions from a number of famous musicians.

Chime pits gamers against the melody in this all-new puzzle experience: Players place blocks against the clock, remix famous artists and contribute to children's charities around the world. 

Chime is all about placing shapes on a grid to make music.  Gamers control a single shape at a time, and can move, rotate, and then place it on the grid.  A beatline moves across the grid in time with the music, and sets off events when it hits placed shapes.  Quads are created by placing shapes in solid blocks of 3x3 or more. When a quad is completed and the beat line hits, different musical samples are triggered dependent on its shape.  The size of the quad denotes the score, and multipliers can be achieved by having several quads on the screen at once.  Once the beatline hits a completed quad, it is stamped down into the grid, earning the player coverage. Put simply, place blocks to create quads, create quads to gain coverage, and gain coverage to fill the grid.

Superseding the previously released Chime on Xbox LIVE Arcade and PC, Chime Super Deluxe features new music from a variety of artists in addition to those already included (Moby, Markus Schulz, Philip Glass, Paul Hartnoll from Orbital and Fred Deakin from Lemon Jelly). The line-up includes tracks created exclusively for Chime and provides the largest roster of music so far for players to enjoy.

Also new to Chime Super Deluxe are brand new multiplayer game modes, an increase in the number of game grids, along with a complete graphical and gameplay overhaul which will make this the most visually attractive and refined iteration of the game.

Easy to play but hard to master, Chime Super Deluxe is a unique and addictive block puzzle game featuring an innovative music creation element. Players must cover a number of different grids with irregular shapes to form rectangular blocks called quads. Every shape and quad generates musical notes and phrases. As the grid is gradually covered, the song builds up in the background. Working their way towards that elusive 100% coverage, players create a unique remix every time.


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