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Sound Shapes Update Adds New Free Features, New DLC Too!

Mark Rabo's Avatar + Posted by Mark Rabo on Mar 12, 2013 // Sound Shapes Team

Hey everyone! We’ve been working hard on our next update (our biggest one yet!) and it’s finally ready. With new levels, vehicles, creator content, offline play, and more musical/visual goodies than we can list, there’s something for everyone here. Hope you like it!

Car Mini-Album & Creator Pack ($1.99)

Put on your driving gloves, there’s a new vehicle in Sound Shapes and it changes everything! Speed, flip, loop, and jump your way through the levels and experience Sound Shapes like never before. We set out to make a platformer and created a trials game by accident. Yeah!

This pack includes new Campaign levels, a full Sound Pack, brand new editor entities (like loop-de-loops, speed boosts, and more), Beat School lessons, and trophies too.

The Community Milkcrate & Six New Albums (free update)

Perfectly sized to fit a record, the trusty milkcrate has been holding music collections for a long time and with the Community Milkcrate we’re continuing that tradition. We’ve hand-picked eclectic and creative levels from the Community and arranged them into themed albums. Each is presented in a brand new interface and comes complete with liner notes with insights and interesting things to check out while playing them, kinda like a director’s commentary for levels. We’re so blown away by what you guys are making that we wanted a way to properly showcase it. Oh… and the Milkcrate albums become part of the game so any levels selected are baked right into Sound Shapes.

The Milkcrate launches with six albums and 35 total levels and is included free in today’s patch update.

Offline Play (free update)

You’ve been asking for it and it’s finally here. Sounds Shapes now has Offline Play. While connected to the Sound Shapes servers, select any community level, tap a button, and sync it. Now you can play your favorite levels whenever you want! (Offline Play is included free in today’s patch update as well).

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+ MhsVita on March 12th, 2013 at 5:20 pm said:

#Mark Rabo i have already finished the game but i haven’t unlocked not even one trophy i guess i should delete the game and re-download it.


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    + Mark Rabo on March 12th, 2013 at 6:14 pm said:

    And Beat School and Deatg Mode unlocked?


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+ Golwar on March 12th, 2013 at 6:24 pm said:

Any idea when we’ll see a first Sound Shapes sale in Europe?
North America had 2 such sales already, so it seems appropriate that we should get one too.

I’m a bit tired of asking that very same question again and again. And the best answers that I got so far were from Zach Wood that it was only a US and EU sale and from SCEE that nothing would be planned so far, but they’ll look into it.

Geez, when I compare that with my Steam sale experiences … worldwide sales, no questions necessary. That surely isn’t your fault Mark, yet I had to relieve that Sony store frustration. ;)
And if you could kindly answer that we’ll see a sale within a month, I’d be happy enough.


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    + Mark Rabo on March 12th, 2013 at 10:46 pm said:

    Hey Golwar, I understand your frustration and the different things going on in different regions is definitely not ideal. That said, there’s pressure to balance everything around the world but that’s a long process. As for a sale, there are no plans for a Sound Shapes sale in any region. Sorry.


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+ Golwar on March 12th, 2013 at 6:25 pm said:

Correction: “only a US and _no_ EU sale”


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+ PrimeroIncognito on March 12th, 2013 at 6:39 pm said:

@ Mark Rabo

Am I the only person to report this to you? Could it be just an issue that only I’m having and maybe other people aren’t having? I’m trying to figure out if it’s something I could fix on my end. Maybe even delete my game save and start all over… which wouldn’t be a problem, because the game is pretty easy to get through, and it’s fun along the way.

By the way, Death Mode for me was love only. No hate. I love those kinds of things. But you didn’t say… are there more Death Mode levels on the way? :)


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    + Mark Rabo on March 12th, 2013 at 10:50 pm said:

    Yeah, you’re the only one to report this problem. Yeah, Death Mode is a special kind of divider among players – there was no one on the fence about it. Love or hate were the only emotions. Unfortunately for the lovers, no plans for any more though.


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+ Squiggle55 on March 12th, 2013 at 6:44 pm said:

I loved death mode too. And I’ll definitely be picking this up for the new levels. I’m not a big fan of beat school though, so I’m curious if all of the new trophies are beat school trophies or if there will be some trophies from the actual levels this time. Since it’s a platformer too I think it would be fun to get some trophies for speed runs and total time for all levels or 100% completions and that sort of stuff.


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+ PrimeroIncognito on March 12th, 2013 at 6:50 pm said:

@ Squiggle55

Yes, all the new trophies are for Beat School. Including the 15 trophies that came out with those 3 DLC packs a couple months ago. Add these 5 new ones, and apparently 10 more on the way… 30 new trophies, ALL for Beat School. That’s why I’d love to see more Death Mode levels… for a little more balance, and challenge. Beat School is ridiculously easy.


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+ Matthew60two on March 12th, 2013 at 8:12 pm said:

I absolutely LOVED the “Do You Wheelie Want to Hurt Me” campaign DLC levels! I just beat them both and completed the beat school levels already. My only complaint is the lack of Death Mode for the two new “Do you Wheelie Want to Hurt Me” DLC levels. I really loved the Death Mode challenges! Will the next DLC packs have Death Mode? My guess is no because I just saw the trophy list and there is 10 more trophies left that have yet to be released and I don’t see any “Death Mode: Name of level” trophies for the next DLC packs. I will still buy the new DLC packs whenever they are released but I was really looking forward to re-playing the DLC levels via Death Mode.


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+ decadencia13 on March 12th, 2013 at 8:17 pm said:

Yeah on my Vita the trophy list shows 84% complete with two more DLC packs I’m guessing are coming soon but my PS3 shows 110% completion and an error whenever I try to look at the trophies…. I mostly want to know when are getting those two new DLC packs?! 80′s and dubstep?! I’m excited xD but really hope nothing on my trophies is messed up


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+ unless_you on March 12th, 2013 at 8:31 pm said:

Picked this game up on sale last week and I am absolutely in love with it. Absolutely awesome for grabbing a few minutes of calm to recenter myself when I’m stressed out.. Beat School is a lot of fun too (though it needs some harder levels) – you could make that its own game and I’d buy it. Actually, you could release new DLC for both game modes every week, Guitar Hero style, and I would absolutely buy every single one. This is the most into a game I’ve been since Demon’s Souls.


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+ Tyrannikos on March 12th, 2013 at 11:14 pm said:

Quality content for a quality game. I was definitely upset with another PSN title’s recent DLC, but this has made me happy. Extremely solid free pieces of DLC and one paid one that I will gladly pick up since it’s such a fair price.

Definitely a way to earn customer love and loyalty.


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+ abdu__mexat on March 13th, 2013 at 3:41 am said:

hi Mark Rabo .
Do You Wheelie Want to Hurt Me trophies>>>
i have sync my vita trophies to server, but i cant sync my ps3 trophies to server, why ?


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+ abdu__mexat on March 13th, 2013 at 5:52 am said:

oh yaeh i sync my trophies now, thanks Mark Rabo ^^


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+ Santa-Derax on March 13th, 2013 at 7:44 am said:

This update was amazing! But really guys, I can’t understand why there’s no Editor for the Beat School. Would be a lot more fun to share some own beat Mixes. It would be easy to create them and a great music “puzzle” experience to share. Maybe further options like “time battle” in wich you and your friend get a random beat from community and have to solve it as fast as possible.

Hope you enjoy my Suggestions for a great game

looking forward to Dubstep and 80er Soundpack too


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+ JuankyCastilloOo on March 13th, 2013 at 8:29 am said:

sounds great!, Juguemos! xD


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+ ferrers405 on March 13th, 2013 at 8:50 am said:

So when the Dubstep Sound Pack and 80′s Sound Pack are going to be released?


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    + Mark Rabo on March 13th, 2013 at 9:19 pm said:

    No dates yet.


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+ bauckster on March 13th, 2013 at 9:04 am said:

This is GREAT news! I’m very excited abou trying out the new DLC later today. Quality game title. Still haven’t made any of my own levels but maybe I’ll be inspired to try after checking out some more other user-created ones.


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+ angibri2000 on March 13th, 2013 at 12:49 pm said:

I will always support this game! Time to start building my car levels! =)


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+ skipzz9 on March 13th, 2013 at 1:51 pm said:

i love your game and i am wondering are we getting more album’s for the campaign later in the future and if we are, are they going to have trophy’s, because it will be cool if they had trophy’s too.


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+ PrimeroIncognito on March 13th, 2013 at 2:00 pm said:

The trophy issue has been resolved. Thanks team!

Also, I agree with Squiggle’s suggestion that implementing trophies for speed runs and other platform-related achievements would be dandy.


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+ SPOT_378 on March 13th, 2013 at 3:15 pm said:

Hey @Mark

I had a problem with the update:
The ps3 froze just finish the update. I reset it and all fine, when i complete the car pack tutorial the system gave me this error:

“Warning: got a script error! game may still run but is unstable. Its recommend you dont save levels as it may corrupt them. click yes to ignore all further script errors. else, hit ps PS button to quit and run again”

I quit and the ps3 reset itself.

I hope you help me.

PS: nice update! ;)


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    + Mark Rabo on March 13th, 2013 at 9:18 pm said:

    Did it happen again when you restarted?


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+ Squiggle55 on March 13th, 2013 at 5:33 pm said:

@Primeroincognito I’m glad someone agrees with me. I love this game. I love trying to make levels and playing other people’s levels. I really loved all of the initial albums that came with the game. I really loved the extra bonus challenge of the Death Mode after I was finished with the albums. My only complaint (and it’s a small one) is that the trophies were all focused on death mode and beat school for some reason — which to me were both completely afterthoughts, especially beat school. And now with DLC it’s only beat school trophies. But of course that doesn’t change the quality of the game.


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+ SPOT_378 on March 14th, 2013 at 6:33 am said:

@Mark

Yes, today the same error again and automatically restarts the ps3.


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+ radigeek on March 14th, 2013 at 9:04 am said:

Err.. Received no patch for my PS Vita and PS3 versions. I bought the game and the 3 DLCs (car pack, 80′s, and dubstep packs) from the asian store. Is it just me?


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    + Mark Rabo on March 14th, 2013 at 11:20 am said:

    The 80′s and Dubstep packs haven’t been released and shouldn’t be in the store, did you actually get charged for them?


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+ radigeek on March 14th, 2013 at 4:45 pm said:

@Mark Rabo

Yes. I suspected there’s something wrong with PSN store (Asian). I’ve got no Beat School challenges for the car pack and the 2 full campaign levels, and no Milkcrate update too. The entities for the car pack work, but no pictures on the icons instead they’re replaced only by their names, e.g. Aggro, Aggro2, Guitar, Guitar2, Fun, CarCurve, CarLoop, rollCar, explodeCar, speedBoost, etc. Interestingly enough the “car” is the only thing that has a picture rather than its name. I was so looking forward to the Milkcrate feature and the Car DLC. I hope someone could fix this.


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+ radigeek on March 14th, 2013 at 4:49 pm said:

Btw, I bought the other 3 DLCS: Acoustic, 8-Bit, and Drum Kits Sound Packs, and they worked perfectly. :)


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+ SpooNManX on March 14th, 2013 at 7:07 pm said:

Hey Mark, is there any chance you would ever think about removing the random appearing notes in Death Mode levels?

I would have to think these levels frustrate and infuriate about 98% of Sound Shape players.

It’s an ugly wart on an otherwise perfect and blissful game. No offense of course if you had anything to do with it. :P

Seriously though, if these levels could be “tweaked” so the notes don’t randomly pop up and make the levels a bit more fair, it would be so much better.

And yes I know it’s called “Death Mode” for a reason, but come on.. this is not good for my heart!


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