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  • Summary: Play, Compose and Share in a unique take on the classic sidescrolling platformer where your actions make the music. With equal parts musical instrument and game, Sound Shapes gives everyone the ability to make music. Set different shapes into the world to make musical notes and trigger sounds through your actions. Upload your levels for others to download and remix on their own. Sound Shapes creates an ever-changing musical community for everyone to enjoy on the go. Expand
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Nov 13, 2013
    Sound Shapes is a remarkable convergence of music and platforming. Because I've played through the main albums so many times, the levels didn't hit me as powerfully as they once did. But the community levels hammered home just how singular and enthralling this game is.
  2. Nov 19, 2013
    Almost, nearly, but not quite painfully indie cool, Sound Shapes delivers a simple, stylish and highly enjoyable platforming experience that packs some seriously good tunes.
  3. Dec 3, 2013
    If you're the type of person that enjoys user generated content, then this will definitely be your jam – and even if you don't, the clever concept and cross-buy compatibility still make it a sound investment.
  4. Dec 2, 2013
    An inspired and creative musical platformer game with indie values but a great execution.
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  1. Dec 16, 2013
    #First lol jockes this game is good. It has good controls. It has tight movement. the music is good. The editor is great. The online content is good (sometimes) Expand
  2. Jan 29, 2014
    Basically its a Platformer.

    Gorgeously done and executed. the theme and the musical creation community potential it just out of this world.

    I'm not really a big fan of such games, but it does bring a different pallet from all those action packed games and put a smile on your face. This games has to be appreciated, it doesn't punish (hard) you for failing so it encourages more people to continue on and try again.

    The icing on the cake will be this is a CROSS BUY game...

    sweet deal i say!
  3. Mar 31, 2014
    This is one of the most innovative games I've played, the way they have mixed both the sound element and the physics of the game play is spot on. I was very impressed by this game. Especially by the death mode which was extremely hard and required precision as you have a very short time to complete tasks. The added bonus for a lot of people is that the game is cross-buy meaning one purchase and you can download it on your PS4/PS3/VIta, cross-buy is also included with the add DLC.

    In conclusion, a great game that I would gladly play a sequel of 8/10
  4. Mar 21, 2014
    Weird, abstract and yet somehow addictive. give it a go and surprise yourself. A blob that makes music by platforming is possibly the oddest game I ever played. Expand