Twain Harte, CA – June 18, 2013 – Reverb Publishing and German indie developer THREAKS are proud to announce today that Writers' Guild of Great Britain award-winner and BAFTA-nominated writer Rhianna Pratchett will be assisting with polishing the script and storyline for the upcoming action-adventure game, Beatbuddy.
Pratchett, who has worked on numerous titles such as the Overlord series, Heavenly Sword, Mirror’s Edge, and the recently rebooted Tomb Raider, learned of Beatbuddy indie studio THREAKS from Grammy-nominated artist Austin Wintory who is creating an exclusive song and level for the game. She was instantly intrigued at the prospect of working with Wintory and the talented minds at THREAKS.
"No matter what you’ve written in the past, it’s the challenges and the people you work with who really matter,” said Pratchett. “I cut my teeth on smaller indie titles, so it’s great to get to do more work in that space again with the THREAKS team."
Beatbuddy, winner of ‘Best Art’ and ‘Best Sound’ in Intel’s 2012 Level Up Game Demo Contest, implements the innovative idea of allowing players to experience and influence the music in each action-adventure level. Players interact with the environment and a variety of creatures to open paths and solve puzzles throughout their journey. THREAKS has created a breathtaking experience through its patent-pending sound technology that syncs in-game animations with the music.
“When we started with the story of Beatbuddy last year, we initially held off contacting Rhianna because we assumed that she’d be too busy or might not be interested in a small indie project,” said Denis Rogic, art director of THREAKS. “It turned out that it was exactly the kind of thing she was looking for. It’s truly amazing knowing that we have Austin Wintory and Rhianna Pratchett providing their talents to our game.”
In Beatbuddy, gamers will experience an action-adventure game in a whole new way, which incorporates music into every aspect of the beautiful world. Players interact with the environment and a variety of creatures to open paths and solve puzzles throughout their journey. Beatbuddy will be released by Reverb Publishing later this year on PC, MAC, and Linux.
To stay updated on the latest game announcements check out Beatbuddy’s Facebook page, the THREAKS News show, or visit www.beatbuddy.com/press.
For more information on the works of Rhianna Pratchett, please visit www.rhiannapratchett.com or follow her on Twitter.
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THREAKS is an independent game start-up based in Hamburg, Germany. The diverse gang of nerds develops gaming experiences for PC, Mac, Linux and consoles.