Crypt of the Necrodancer
Brace Yourself Games
Crypt of the NecroDancer is a rhythm-based roguelike dungeon-crawler in which the player and enemies all move on the beat! NecroDancer has gained wide acclaim for its unique approach to a tried and tested genre - recognitions include multiple IGF 2014 nominations (including Best Audio), Destructoid’s "Editor’s Choice" at PAX Prime 2013, and selections at gaming festivals such as IndieCade, Fantastic Arcade, and Tokyo Game Show.
Power Up is currently working alongside renowned composer Danny Baranowsky in providing the game’s SFX and voice-over.
ROCKETS fire ROCKETS at ROCKETS: an action-arcade, arena-combat festival of fireworks. Multiplayer dogfighting, single-player challenges, and a figure-skating-esque ZEN mode, where rockets learn to love. Also worth noting, this game went from a blank project file to receiving a Steam ID in only three days - that's gotta be a record.
Power Up Audio has partnered up with Radial Games in designing this project, providing a full suite of sound effects, music, and voice-over.
Red Hook Studios
Darkest Dungeon is a gothic roguelike RPG dungeon-crawler about the psychological stresses of adventuring - a perilous side-scrolling descent, dealing with a prodigious number of threats to your heroes’ bodily health, and worse, a relentless assault on their mental fortitude. Darkest Dungeon’s Kickstarter launched to a rabid fanbase in February 2014, meeting their goal in the first 24 hours and carrying on to achieve over 400% funding in total.
Power Up Audio is thrilled to be collaborating with Prince of Persia composer Stuart Chatwood in providing a complete soundscape for the game.
Lunar Ray Games
Timespinner is a 2D Metroidvania Platformer about a young woman who travels through time to destroy the empire that killed her family - at its heart, a child of the great pixelated classics of the SNES and PS1 age. It is currently being developed for PC, Mac and Linux.
Power Up Audio will be working alongside composer Jeff Ball in designing the sounds of Timespinner.
Storm United is a socially driven, class-based, massively-multiplayer FPS, on top of an omnipresent clan foundation. Currently in development in Unreal Engine 4, the game has already been Greenlit for Steam (PC/Mac) and will likely be released later on Xbox One and PS4.
Power Up Audio is collaborating with PixelBeam in providing a full suite of SFX for this project.
Pop Bugs Zap
Henchmen Interactive Inc.
Pop Bugs Zap is a puzzle adventure in which players create runaway chains by popping bugs that shoot stingers, explode in fireballs, pack a mighty punch, and much more. Pop Bugs Zap is available for the PlayStation Vita, Xperia mobile phones, and any other PlayStation Mobile devices.
Power Up Audio took the reins in creating a complete custom soundscape for Pop Bugs Zap.
Slick Entertainment Inc.
Viking Squad is a lane-based brawler in which you and your friends pillage your way through a procedural voyage. You'll gather cryptic treasures and powerful weapons while liberating new and strange gods to add to your ever-expanding pantheon of plunder!
Power Up Audio is thrilled to be partnered with Slick Entertainment in providing the entire soundscape for Viking Squad.
Matt Makes Games
TowerFall Ascension is an archery combat platformer for up to 4 players. First released as a launch title for the OUYA console (and promptly gaining the title of “OUYA’s killer app”), TowerFall earned a place in the PAX10 at PAX Prime 2013, as well as an IGF 2014 nomination for Best Design. TowerFall Ascension is currently available on PS4 and Steam.
Power Up Audio collaborated with famed maestro, Alec Holowka, in designing a complete treatment of sound effects, including 8 unique and retro-inspired archer voices.
Yeti Trunk has taken their love of RPGs like Secret of Mana, The Legend of Zelda, and Skyrim and distilled all the best parts into a definitive online co-op experience. Featuring procedurally generated dungeons, an all-new crafting system, and the ability to tame nearly every enemy you face, Wanderlust Adventures is set to release in the latter half of 2014.
Power Up Audio will be collaborating with Risk of Rain composer Chris Christodoulou to create a full soundscape for the game.
Emerald City Games
Fans of the Fire Emblem and Final Fantasy Tactics series' will find plenty of like in Lionheart Tactics, a free-to-play strategy-RPG that combines the best of both games. Lionheart Tactics is published by Kongregate and released in March of 2014 to much critical acclaim, with Pocket Gamer stating that "it’s one of the best strategy games you'll play on your mobile this year, and serves as a fantastic example of how to do free-to-play right for a core audience, without compromising on artistic vision or gameplay depth."
Power Up provided a full sound treatment for Lionheart Tactics - an original music score and full design on the characters and environments, including complete voice work for the heroes.
Delver is a first-person roguelike dungeon-crawler, and serves as Priority Interrupt’s debut title on Steam. To date, Delver has gained a cult following due to its strong parallels to the classic CRPG Ultima Underworld, adding permadeath and procedural floor maps that span across four distinct environments. How far down will you go to retrieve the mysterious treasure that lie at the bottom of the bedrock?
Power Up Audio collaborated with Tobias Arnold of WhiteWolf Music to create a full soundscape for the game.
Sword of the Stars: The Pit
The highly acclaimed Sword of the Stars series makes its roguelike debut with "The Pit". Upon release, The Pit quickly became an international indie success, spawning an expansion, “The Pit: Mind Games”, and an all-encompassing ultimate fan edition, "The Pit: Gold".
Power Up operated as audio director on The Pit and its expansions, taking charge of asset creation, music composition, voice-over recording, and sound implementation.
Champs: Battlegrounds is an interesting twist on a familiar genre, employing real-time action cues set across a strategy-RPG gridded arena. Players build their squad from Champs with distinct races and abilities, each with a diverse upgrade path to fit any playstyle. Part Final Fantasy Tactics, part Starcraft, Champs was built on the idea of creating a great game not just in mobile gaming standards but a great game across industry and hardcore gamers' standards.
Power Up provided a full sound treatment for Champs - an original music score, and custom SFX for over 50 unique units.
Citizens of Earth
A love letter to the SNES classic, "Earthbound", Citizens of Earth is an RPG that places you in the shoes of the Vice President of the World! He's a classic bureaucrat: charming, charismatic, but practically useless. Thus, you go about using your charisma to recruit normal townsfolk to investigate your surroundings and fight your battles for you. Citizens is published by Atlus and created by Eden Industries, the same company that brought to Steam the music-action-puzzler hit: "Waveform".
Power Up Audio is currently collaborating with Denise Ng of Next Level Games fame to provide the soundscape for Citizens of Earth.
Sky Pirates of Neo Terra
Fathom’s flagship IP, Sky Pirates of Neo Terra is a cross-platform multiplayer racing game for Facebook, iOS, Android and the Kindle Fire, where up to six players compete in real-time through a number of unique tracks. Players can choose or create their own characters, customize their glidewings, and purchase power-ups to prepare for each race. Sky Pirates boasts over a million Likes on Facebook, as well as nearly three million Facebook users.
Power Up Audio stepped in to write the themes for Sky Pirates on Facebook and iOS, and further iterated upon the project’s existing audio to create a fully fleshed out soundscape.
Lightning Rod Games
Lightning Rod Games is a graduate of the first round of teams working with incubator Execution Labs, based out of Montreal, Canada. Henchmen! takes a classic superhero aesthetic and transforms your iPad into a turn-based battleground for control over a post-apocalyptic city. Henchmen is currently in beta and will be released sometime in 2014.
Power Up Audio is proud to have provided a full treatment of SFX, Music, and VO for Henchmen!.
Ember Strike is a real-time multiplayer puzzle fighter where two players take command of tiny champions in an online battle to death. Even though you and your opponent are on different devices, you both play on the exact same board and are racing to steal moves from each other. Once you've collected enough matches, you cast epic powers and play hyper quick mini-games that damage or disorient your opponent.
Power Up is filling out the entire soundscape for Ember Strike - sound effects, music, and voice.
East Side Games
Mighty Bots is a 2014 Canadian Video Game Award nominated puzzle-fighter from East Side Games. Use your brain to unleash brawn: throw out devastating physical attacks, deadly fireballs, and raise your own defensive shields. By stringing together combinations, unlock awesome Fusion powers to exact vengeance upon your robotic overlord foes.
Power Up Audio provided consultation on Mighty Bots in terms of approaching sound from a design perspective, then executed on these recommended measures, providing original sound effects and music.
Fit Brains for Kids: Sparky's Adventures
Sparky's Adventures, Fit Brains' first foray into children’s edutainment, is a fun and healthy collection of brain games for children 2 to 8 years old. Fit Brains, a subsidiary of Rosetta Stone Inc, have created a suite of educational apps that have garnered more than 7 million mobile users and a number of stunning accolades. Fit Brains apps, including Sparky’s Adventures, are regularly used by a variety of public schools, universities and top-tier organizations.
Power Up Audio provided a custom sound effects and music treatment, and also took the reins in localizing the game's voice-over into 10 languages.
Deep Rogue Ram Media
When 'Cheeky' the bear is ambushed and decapitated in front of a lone witness, a chain of events is set in motion up and down the coast. Bear Witness is a documentary short produced by Deep Rogue Ram Media that acts as a lynchpin in the Coastal First Nations’ ongoing “Bears Forever” campaign. This documentary explores the deep ramifications trophy hunting has on the cultural and physical landscape of First Nations peoples in living in British Columbia. The movie is currently on regular rotation at the Telus World of Science.
Power Up Audio was responsible for all aspects of post production in this documentary - foley work, sound effects creation, dialog cleanup, and original music production.
UFO Dad is a mix of match-three and platforming, in which players take control of a suburban dad suffering from male pattern baldness and “sandals with socks syndrome”. What this suburbanite lacks in fashion sense he makes up for in grilling skill, but it isn’t only his envious neighbours that have noticed his culinary expertise and his homemade “wonder spatula” - hungry aliens from beyond the Milky Way have come to abduct our hero AND his burgers!
Power Up Audio worked closely with Edit Mode in outfitting UFO Dad with a full soundscape of music and sound effects.
Last Pick Productions
Homeless is a mobile game coming to iOS and Android platforms that simulates the life of a homeless person living on the streets of Vancouver, BC. Players step into the shoes of a homeless avatar and have to beg for money to survive. Last Pick Productions aims to promote positive, social change by donating a portion of proceeds to local organizations that help the homeless community.
Power Up is providing a full sound treatment for Homeless, including music, sound effects, and voice work.
A browser-based massively multiplayer strategy game with a strong focus on fast-paced combat, deeply strategic gameplay and cooperation, instead of asynchronous gameplay, ticks and city building. Built in HTML5, Castle Quest can be played anywhere and on any platform.
Power Up Audio provided sound effects for the numerous creatures in-game.
The Veil is a mobile adventure game in the frozen abyss. After 200 years, the treacherous arctic region of the Glass Veil has re-opened. Enter the eerie, atmospheric blue void, and discover the fate of the voyage of the Seymour. Lose yourself in the serene, peaceful beauty of the ice and rock as you piece together the story of Ella and her crew as they attempt to escape to Olus Astrum - the New World.
Power Up Audio supported the Wayward team with sound effects and voice-over assistance.
Blitzoo's "Slotspot Casino" is free-to-play on iOS and Android devices, and is also one of the highest rated and most popular slots games on Facebook with over 2 million Likes, and 100,000+ monthly users.
Power Up was brought on board to handle sound effects and music for several slots games, including “Vaults of Venus”, “Zillionaire’s Pet Show”, and “Fat Cat Spa”.