Archive for Creative Heroes

By request – IEZA framework high resolution PNG

Are you looking for a higher resolution image of the IEZA framework for your thesis, site or duvet cover? Look no futher, here it is, just click the image and download!

IEZA Framework for Game Audio - Large dimensions

IEZA Framework for Game Audio – Large dimensions.

 

Tug of Gore

This weekend, I participated with four other great designers in the Global Game Jam 2013. We made an iPad game called Tug of Gore in less than 48 hours. The goal is to pull and stretch Gore against 3 other players.

Below you find the trailer. Video sound was done in 2 minutes…we were running out of time and the only way to finish the trailer in time was to take a microphone and press record!

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Gluddle Nominated for Best Dutch Game 2012

Gluddle Nominated for Control Industry Award

Gluddle Nominated for Control Industry Award

Gluddle is nominated for best Dutch game 2012. Please help us and vote here: http://lnkd.in/biEHEs (scroll down to Het stemformulier – enter an email address at e-mailadres – select Gluddle – and press submit). Thanks a million!

Oi! Gluddle 2.0 and Gluddle Lite Release – a game made by audio designers

Amsterdam, July 6, 2012 – Creative Heroes (Richard van Tol & Sander Huiberts) is happy to announce that the major 2.0 update to Gluddle and the free Lite version are available on the Apple Appstore.

“Gluddle, which is one of the most addictive physics-based iOS games I’ve come across, has just been bumped to version 2.0. In its initial state, Gluddle is already a fantastic physics puzzler. But now, in its updated version, the game is even more so.”
— AppAdvice

A property of Gluddle is the innovative use of sound in the game. It uses an adaptive music system that not only responds to what is happening in the game, but even controls part of the gameplay. Many events, such as the flashing of the Supervision, are timed to the beat of the music. This creates a musical flow that immerses the player in the game and allows for special tactics to be used, if the player pays a close ear.

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Gluddle for iPad and iPhone!

This is the game I’ve been working on after becoming a Doctor! It’s Gluddle by Creative Heroes (Richard van Tol and yours truly) and it’s absurdistic and we’ve done some things differently with audio.
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Audio Game: Extant

A short pointer to something we’re working on…Extant! Extant is a free-roaming survival audio game, completely based on sound.

Extant - Zombie Audio Game

Extant - Zombie Audio Game

We released a tech demo for Extant in October 2010, a few days prior to Halloween. The demo allows players to wander freely through an atmospheric, monster-infested world, exploring sites and buildings while fighting off zombies and collecting pickups such as ammo and medicine.

Extant is based on concepts developed back in 2002 for an audio game prototype named “Dark – A Garden Wander”, created by Sander Huiberts, Richard van Tol and Hugo Verweij. One example of such a concept is Moby, the protagonists dog, who can guide the player to certain areas and objects using an innovative command menu.

Through this tech demo we explore the design possibilities of an audio-only game space that is intuitive, immersive and easy to navigate. We found that a space based on spheres meets such requirements best. For example, players wander around on a spherical-shaped world, in a fashion similar to Mario on a small planet in Super Mario Galaxy. This approach frees designers from having to add spatial obstructions in order to constrain the players’ free movement to a specific area. Spatial obstructions can be quite a design challenge in audio games, since walls are usually silent and one does not want the player to constantly bump into them. Each building and site is circular as well, allowing the player to enter from any direction.

The Extant tech demo can be download for free at the Creative Heroes website.

Discuss Extant at the AudioGames Forum.