VOLUME is an upcoming game announced by Thomas Was Alone creator Mike Bithell. It looks like a mix between a mobile game and very reminiscent of a bare bones Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions level. It’s a top-down game with stealth elements where the protagonist moves past enemy sentries while trying not to get spotted. Yep this definitely sounds like an MGS game. Compare the above announcement trailer with the VR Missions clip below.
One thing that does peak my interest about VOLUME is the apparent fact that gamers can actually create and share their own blocky levels. So it’s not only kinda MGS, but some Minecraft peppered in. I guess the only downside is that it is set to release in 2014. The upside is I have yet another game to look forward to in 2014. That speaks Volumes. AMIRITE?!
[In the spirit of Cheesecake‘s awesome Earworm posts I’d also like to offer something in the same vein that runs parallel to those cool tunes while simultaneously driving video games and other media. I’m talking about Original Sound Tracks.]
Today I’d like to offer you boys and girls a shiny penny in the world of Deus Ex (DX). In this case it’s the Deus Ex: Human Revolution (DXHR) OST. The clip above is actually the complete DXHR soundtrack. The entire OST sounds epic and immerses me in the DXHR world. If any of you are like me you get pulled into a game or movie (and show) with a great story And equally great music.
This just somehow fills my ears with feelings of a dystopian near future society froth with hidden conspiracies under the bright lights and desolate video game city which the DXHR locales are based on. It’s a perfect fit. Even if you haven’t played DXHR you’ll be enticed to perhaps pop the disc into your console or run the game in your preferred device just to see where the music fits in.
My personal favorite is the 1st track: Icarus. It’s the main theme of the game and prepares you for the rest of the OST that evokes the suggested themes and emotional tones of the game: cyberpunk conspiracy, human morality, dealing with whether or not to augment one’s self with cybernetic parts to somehow enhance one’s life, and whether individuals really have a choice at all in the matter. As we all know, choices come with their own consequences and its those those consequences and how characters deal with them that make for a good game and movie. Enjoy!!