SEATTLE - MAR. 1, 2012 - Independent developer, Strange Loop Games, in collaboration with indiePub, today announced that their internationally recognized liquid-physics puzzle game Vessel is now available on Steam and DRM-free on their website, Strangeloopgames.com, for a special launch price of $13.49 for its first week.
Built on a groundbreaking liquid-physics engine, Vessel allows players to solve puzzles by bringing to life physically-simulated liquid -- water, lava, glowing goo, chemicals and more -- by animating them into living machines called Fluros that retain all the properties of the liquid they contain. Combining the properties of different kinds of fluids with the behaviors of the liquid creatures, players will be able solve puzzles and progress in this fantastic mechanical world.
Vessel also features a full-length soundtrack created by internationally renowned electronic music prodigy Jon Hopkins, known for his work on the sci-fi hit "Monster" and collaboration with top artists like Coldplay, Brian Ino and Imogen Heap. Using a custom music engine, Vessel remixes the tracks dynamically to reflect the player's progress in gameplay, providing subtle cues for players working through the game's puzzles.
A finalist in both the 13th Annual Independent Game Festival and the 2010 Indie Game Challenge, the release of Vessel is more than three years in the making by a small team of four developers collaborating online across the world, two in Seattle and two in Brisbane, Australia.
Vessel has approximately 10-12 hours of challenging gameplay, and features all unique puzzles. Vessel is now available on Steam and DRM-free at StrangeLoopGames.com for a special launch price of $13.49, 10 percent off the original price of $14.99, for its first week.
Vessel will also be released on Xbox LIVEŽ Arcade and PlayStationŽNetwork at a later date. For more information, visit http://www.strangeloopgames.com
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About Strange Loop Games
Strange Loop Games is a Seattle-based indie development game studio with more than 50 cumulative years of game development experience. Its mission is to create deep, interactive simulations that explore and expand traditional gameplay boundaries. Vessel is Strange Loop Games' first studio release.
indiePub is a leader in promoting independent video games and their developers. indiePub has engaged indie game developers and gamers by providing resources to collaborate and create innovative games as well as sponsoring competitions including the Independent Propeller Awards. indiePub is a developer, publisher and distributor of independently created video games for various platforms including game consoles, handheld game systems, mobile devices and tablets. indiePub's elite indie game lineup includes Kona's Crate, Vessel, Storm, Fractal, Totem Destroyer Deluxe and several yet-to-be announced games.