Rhythmic Shooter ‘Myriad’ Revealed

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Music game and solo effort from Erlend Grefsrud called Myriad has been revealed over at the PlayStation Blog, and it’s headed to PlayStation 4 and Vita.

Grefsrud handled just about everything with the exception of the music, which was produced by “his reverberant majesty Mathias Rudsengen.” The game is a “beatmatched crystallization of arcade aesthetics,” so the longer you play, the prettier it becomes. Based entirely on performance (no story, no characters, etc.), you must defeat enemies and build the level you’re in.

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“But beware: defeating enemies only multiplies their numbers. Your goal is to blow up the level you built in a glorious chain reaction to clear it of enemies, upgrade your weapons — and do it again. Bigger and better.”

The soundtrack continues to build to your performance constantly, and every performance is recorded and can be rewound. This means you can effectively control time; there’s no “death” in the game or a game over screen. If you fail, you simply rewind and try again.

Myriad might not make a 2015 release date, I spoke with Erldend who really wants to release the game this year, but more realistically would be early next year. No PlayStation TV support confirmed at this time.

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