Zoo Games, a publisher of casual and family-friendly video game titles, has inked a publishing deal with Cipher Prime, an independent, Philadelphia-based studio, for their award-winning title Auditorium. William Stallwood and Dain Saint, the creatives behind Auditorium, won the first 2BeeGames.com Indie Game Competition in July, winning the grand prize of $10,000 and a newly signed worldwide multi-platform publishing contract. Early next year Auditorium will be available on Xbox LIVE Arcade, PlayStationNetwork, and PSPGo.
“Playing Auditorium is an experience anyone can enjoy, so we wanted this truly independent and homegrown game to be available on multiple platforms, reaching a wide range of gamers,” said Mark Seremet, CEO, Zoo Games. “A game with the creativity and ingenuity of Auditorium doesn’t come around very often and we’re proud to have signed this project through our 2BeeGames Indie Game Competition.”
Auditorium is really all about the experience, both visually and aurally. There are no instructions to teach you how to play. The game is about exploration and discovery. Each level is a unique puzzle with several possible solutions. You play the game by manipulating “the Flow,” a constant stream of moving particles of light and sound. The goal is to manipulate various controls in order to guide the Flow into Audio Containers. As you fill the containers, light transforms into sound. Given enough light, the containers will begin to sing together in a symphony, providing the ultimate Harmony of Flow.
“We always knew we wanted to create games professionally, but we never expected our first game to take off like this,” said Dain Saint, half of the two-man team at Cipher Prime. ”For us to be in a position to publish our first title on all these platforms is like a dream come true.”
“Auditorium is our baby and we’re so happy to see it growing up,” says Will Stallwood, the other half of Cipher Prime. “Auditorium in HD will be a beautiful and breathtaking experience.”
The full PC version is available now for $10.99 by visitingwww.playauditorium.com.