Indie Music Video Game LOUD on Planet X Launches Today With Newly Revealed Artists CHVRCHES, Little Dragon & HEALTH
Rhythm Stage Defense Game Now Available On PlayStation®4, Mac and PC with Mobile Release Scheduled April 21 for iOS and Android
Toronto – April 19, 2016 – It’s time to defend the stage against zany aliens and become an indie music star in arcade-style music video game LOUD on Planet X from independent video game developer Pop Sandbox. Featuring 14 top indie artists, including just-announced bands CHVRCHES, Little Dragon and HEALTH, LOUD on Planet X releases today on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Steam (PC and Mac) for $7.99 USD / CAD, as well as select iOS and Android devices on April 21 for $3.99 USD / $5.49 CAD. For the next two weeks there will be a 10 percent discount for all PlayStation® Plus members and Steam users.
In LOUD on Planet X, players select from a cross-section of 14 top, current, indie music artists such as Tegan and Sara, METZ, Metric, Lights, Purity Ring and F*cked Up, then defend their stage from hordes of quirky aliens by tapping to the music and using a fun assortment of makeshift weapons like speakers, strobe lights, fog machines, amplifiers, bouncers and custom special attacks!
“LOUD on Planet X features some of the best indie artists in today’s music scene and the addition of CHVRCHES, Little Dragon and HEALTH make the already incredible lineup even stronger,” said Alex Jansen, Founder of Pop Sandbox. “With amazing music, artist likenesses that capture each band’s individual performance style and solid controls, LOUD on Planet X will resonate with indie music lovers and gamers alike.”
In addition to featuring top hits from each indie artist, LOUD on Planet X also includes four original scores created by Mike Haliechuk and Jonah Falco of F*cked Up, Brendan Canning and Justin Peroff of Broken Social Scene, Harrison and Warsnake.
About Pop Sandbox
Pop Sandbox is an award-winning small studio based in Toronto. The studio brings together top practitioners from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines into a creative environment that fosters innovation in both content and form. Over the past five years, Pop Sandbox has worked with a diverse group of filmmakers, artists, journalists, social workers, technologists, playwrights, animators, composers, game designers, activists and musicians on groundbreaking graphic novel, film, videogame and interactive experiences.
About LOUD on Planet X
LOUD on Planet X is an original Pop Sandbox production developed with the support of the Ontario Media Development Corporation. We acknowledge the financial support of FACTOR, the Government of Canada and of Canada’s private radio broadcasters. Nous reconnaissons l’appui financier de FACTOR, du gouvernement du Canada, et des radiodiffuseurs privés du Canada.