Indie Title Vessel to Feature Music from Jon Hopkins, Dynamically Remix to Match Player Progress
If you’re into electronic music, you might want to sit up and take notice of Vessel, a side-scrolling indie puzzler that’s going to feature the music of Jon Hopkins.
Developer Strange Loop Games said in a press release that 10 of Hopkins’ tracks from his albums “Opalescent,” “Contact Note” and “Insides” will appear in the game, but they won’t be how fans know them. Instead, the songs will be broken down and taken apart by an “adaptive music engine,” which will rearrange the pieces to create music on the fly in the game. The musical remixes will match the player’s progress in the game, the press release says.
The music will also be used in-game to give subtle cues to players for things like solving puzzles and fighting bosses, the release says.
Electronica artist Hopkins previously was a keyboardist for Imogen Heap, and has contributed his talents to songs by Coldplay, Brian Eno and David Holmes. He also scored the indie film Monsters, for which he was nominated for an Ivor Novello Award. You can check out his work on his myspace page.
Vessel is hitting Steam on March 1 and cost $14.99, with a release on the Playstation Network and Xbox Live at a later time. The title has players manipulating liquid and utilizing characters composed of liquids called Fluros to solve puzzles. Check out the trailer below.