Matt Makes Games
Celeste is a single-player platformer about climbing a mountain. Battle your inner demons and climb through more than 250 devious stages to reach the summit. It won't be easy.
Released on Steam, Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, Celeste received immediate massive acclaim, earning scores of 10/10 from IGN, Destructoid, and Nintendo Life, as well as a nomination for Best Audio in this year's coming Independent Games Festival.
Power Up Audio handled all sound design, as well as some music support alongside star composer Lena Raine.
Super Meat Boy Forever
"Super Meat Boy Forever" is a brand new sequel to Super Meat Boy coming to Nintendo Switch, PS4, XBox One, and Steam. This full length platformer is being designed from the ground up around simple yet intuitive controls using only two buttons.
Power Up will be providing the sound effects for SMBF, collaborating with veteran music duo Ridiculon.
Into the Breach
From the creators of "FTL: Faster Than Light" - The remnants of human civilization are threatened by gigantic creatures breeding beneath the earth. You must control powerful mechs from the future to hold off this alien threat. Each attempt to save the world presents a new randomly generated challenge in this turn-based strategy game.
Power Up is collaborating with "FTL: Faster than Light" composer Ben Prunty for this next title from Subset Games.
Descenders is extreme downhill mountain biking for the modern era, with procedurally generated worlds, and where mistakes have real consequences.
Power Up Audio is designing the sounds of Descenders against a licensed soundtrack courtesy of Liquicity Records.
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 was privileged to have collaborated 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 GDCAs 2016 (Winner, Best Audio), 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.
Griftlands is an RPG where everything is negotiable: money, loyalty - even morality. Choose your character and make your fortune.
Power Up Audio is assisting the Klei team in building out Griftlands' soundscape, together with veteran composer Jim Guthrie.
Tooth and Tail
Tooth and Tail is an Arcade-Style Real-Time Strategy game set in a world of animal revolution. From the creators of the IGF-winning game Monaco, Tooth and Tail distills the Real Time Strategy genre down to a few buttons and eight-minute matches.
Power Up Audio worked closely with Grammy Award nominated composer Austin Wintory to bring this game to life.
Battle Chasers: Nightwar
Battle Chasers: Nightwar is an RPG inspired by the console greats of old, featuring deep dungeon diving, classic JRPG turn-based combat, and tons of secrets, story and randomly-generated replay goodness. The game was created by ex-Vigil Games veterans, including two of Vigil's co-founders, Joe Madureira and Ryan Stefanelli.
Power Up Audio teamed up with composers Jesper Kyd and Clark Powell to bring the soundscape of Battle Chasers to life.
Outnumbered and out-gunned, lead The Brigade through a campaign to retake their war-torn homeland.
Currently in development by Seattle indie studio, Tetragon Works, and led by former Kerbal Space Program developers Chad Jenkins and Artyom Zuev, Phantom Brigade is a Turn-Based, Tactical RPG, focusing on in-depth customization and player driven stories.
Power Up Audio is handling all sound for this project - Design, Music (Riley Koenig), and Voice-over.
TUNIC is an isometric action-adventure about a tiny fox in a big world. Embark on a courageous TRIANGLE-SEEK set in that place just beyond the farthest you've ever been! Explore the countryside, fight monsters, and find SECRETS. Don't be discouraged — you're not meant to be here anyway.
Along with world-class composer LIFEFORMED, Power Up is bringing beautiful sound to this award-winning adventure.
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 10 unique and retro-inspired archer voices.
Grey Alien Games
Shadowhand is a unique RPG card game, challenging players to sneak, slice and blast through foes in turn-based, solitaire-style battles. Leading the dual lives of Lady Cornelia Darkmoor and notorious highwaywoman Shadowhand, players will fight corruption and uncover villainous schemes with the highest of stakes - your money or your life.
Grey Alien Games worked closely with Power Up Audio in crafting an original suite of sound effects for Shadowhand.
Train Conductor World
The Voxel Agents
Train Conductor World is a high-speed train traversal puzzler, and the latest mobile hit from Australian dev team, The Voxel Agents. The studio first established their success with the release of Train Conductor, followed closely by Train Conductor 2 USA and Puzzle Retreat, with over 7 million players enjoying the Train Conductor franchise worldwide.
Power Up's own Riley Koenig composed an original score for Train Conductor World, supporting a killer sound effects treatment by Danny Armstrong.
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.
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.
Tap My Katamari
BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe
You are the Prince, tasked by The King of All Cosmos to restore the universe and its stars by tapping! To do so, you've been given the Katamari, a magical ball that makes everything it touches stick to it. Grow your Katamari into a star and restore the universe!
Power Up Audio designed sound effects for Tap My Katamari alongside composer/producer zircon (Andrew Aversa).
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), in the PAX 10, and even at the Best of Tokyo Game Show Awards 2015.
Power Up is thrilled to have designed the game's sound effects against a musical score provided by the Future Sound of London.
Ron Carmel and Noel Llopis
From the creators of World of Goo, Casey's Contraptions, and Flower Garden, Subterfuge plays out in real-time over the course of a week or more. Players check in a few times each day to assess their situation, issue or modify orders, and engage their fellow players in diplomacy and subterfuge.
Subterfuge boasts a world class suite of steampunk interface effects designed by Power Up Audio.
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 provided a full suite of sound effects for this project, as well as a musical score by Power Up's own Riley Koenig.
Noel Berry and Pedro Medeiros
Skytorn is a procedurally generated action adventure game, set in the ruins of a fallen world. Explorer Névoa ventures out across uncharted islands, left floating in the sky. Alone and armed only with a shovel, she is determined to carve her own path.
Power Up Audio is working with composer Ben Prunty in sculpting the entire game's soundscape.
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.
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.
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.