Thursday, August 26, 2010

Charity Music Puzzler Chime Comes to Steam

We’re a small staff here at Charge Shot!!!, and we long ago reconciled ourselves to the fact that we can’t possibly cover every game that comes out.  But we’ve made up for that by shamelessly promoting the games we end up really liking.

A few months ago, I reviewed Zoë Mode’s Chime, a music puzzler hybrid of Lumines and Tetris.  What stuck out for me was how well it broke up its music tracks and let the player reassemble them over the course of the game.  And of course, it’s part of OneBigGame, a non-profit game publisher.  Proceeds from each sale of this little gem go to charity.  How can you go wrong with this?

You can’t.  And the big news is that it’s coming to the PC via Valve’s Steam platform.  In true Valve fashion, the Steam version of the game will come with an extra track: the Portal hit “Still Alive” by Jonathan Coulton (another guy we like, I guess).

Chime hits Steam on September 6th.  If you passed it over the first time because you don’t own an Xbox, you now have no excuse.  Pick it up.