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 privileged to be collaborating with Prince of Persia composer Stuart Chatwood in providing a complete soundscape for the game.
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 worked alongside renowned composer Danny Baranowsky in providing the game’s SFX and voice-over.
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.
Action Henk, a toy-stalgic speedrunning platformer, is the first major release from the three-man team at RageSquid. Beginning as a simple prototype in 2013, the game has since expanded massively with polished visuals, a much-requested level editor, and a full cast of fancy ragged 90s action figures.
Power Up worked alongside Swedish composer Alexander Wiklund in providing the game’s sound effects.
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.
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 partnered up with Radial Games in designing this project, providing a full suite of sound effects, music, and voice-over.
Death's Gambit is a challenging Action-RPG in which you explore an alien medieval planet filled with beasts, knights, and horrors. Still early in development, this highly-anticipated game is the first title from the Los Angeles-based team, White Rabbit.
Power Up is collaborating with composer Kyle Hnedak in bringing the soundscape of Death's Gambit to life.
Ninja Robot Dinosaur
Bunker Punks is an FPS/Revolution Management hybrid with roguelike elements. It’s inspired by combing the classic run-and-gun gameplay of classic FPS’s, with the random level generation, RPG elements and permadeath of roguelike games. On top of it all is a revolution/bunker survival sim, where you manage resources and upgrade your bunker to grow the Bunker Punks movement.
Composers Gordon McGladdery and Réal Cardinal are teaming up with Power Up to bring a gritty industrial soundscape to Bunker Punks.
Super Meat Boy: Forever
Super Meat Boy: Forever is a totally new touch based super meat boy game for Phones, Tablets, and Steam. More than a simple port of the hit game, "Super Meat Boy", this full length platformer is being designed from the ground up around a simple yet intuitive control scheme allowing for pin-point accuracy and surprisingly deep controls without the use of multiple buttons/analogue sticks.
Power Up will be providing the sound effects for SMB:F, collaborating with veteran music duo Ridiculon.
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.
Mushroom 11 is a game about growth by way of destruction. An award winning puzzle platformer with a unique control mechanic, Mushroom 11 has appeared as an Official Selection at IndieCade, a finalist at the IGF 2014 (for Excellence in Design) and also in the PAX 10 at PAX Prime 2014.
Power Up is thrilled to be designing the game's sound effects against a musical score provided by the Future Sound of London.
StarCrawlers is a modern take on a classic dungeon crawling CRPG with a cyberpunk flavour. You run a crew of freelance adventurers, investigating a massive, mysteriously empty colony ship as you take on jobs from powerful megacorps - all of whom have their own agendas regarding the ship and its secrets.
Power Up joins superstar composer Ben Prunty in fleshing out a complete soundscape for StarCrawlers.
This free-flowing, fast-paced action game is the next title from the developers who brought the world the mobile hit "Subway Surfers". Releasing to Android and iOS, Stormblades received immediate and widespread positive reception.
Power Up provided Stormblades with a complete treatment of sound effects and music.
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.
Deep Under the Sky
Deep Under the Sky is a one-button action physics puzzler in which you take on the role of a strange jellyfish flying through the psychedelic skies of Venus - flinging, jetting, grappling and rolling through the floating beasts inhabiting the dark side of the planet.
Northway Games consulted with Power Up Audio regarding their sound and music, converting an aesthetically driven soundscape into a fully immersive aural experience.
Aegis Defenders is a Metroidvania-style action platformer featuring defense arena combat for Mac and PC. You play as Bart, a machinist capable of reviving lost technologies, and his granddaughter Clu, an ace hunter and trapsmith, as they search for the one thing that can save their village from an encroaching empire - an ancient weapon known as Aegis.
Power Up Audio will be providing a full suite of sound effects for this project, as well as a musical score by Power Up's own Riley Koenig.
Robot Roller Derby Disco Dodgeball
Robot Roller Derby Disco Dodgeball is a multiplayer sports FPS where you race roller-skate robots around a dance club / skate park, nailing each other with nasty dodgeball trick shots. Basically, it's Mario Kart battle mode with Quake railguns and glowsticks.
Power Up provided a suite of sound effects to accompany the music of an all-star line-up of composers/producers: Adhesive Wombat, Anoctave, Danny NeverEnding, and Kraedt.
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 whitewolfmusic 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.
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 collaborated with Denise Ng of Next Level Games fame to provide the soundscape for Citizens of Earth.