Indie Developer Lantana Games Has Released Abstract Block-Breaking Game On Steam, itch.io and IndieGameStand, in Standard and Deluxe Edition with Soundtrack
Boston, Massachusetts – (September 22, 2015) – Independent developer Lantana Games is excited to announce today the release of Mondrian – Abstraction in Beauty, their accessible block-breaking game celebrating the artistic growth of video games in the 20th century.
Mondrian – Abstraction in Beauty is a full-circle block-breaking game about video game art history. Inspired by the works of the De Stijl masters’ limitations on form and color, Mondrian – Abstraction in Beauty takes an abstract look at the history of video game art, through unlockable features like paddles, balls, powerups and screen effects. The game is dynamically generated, with millions of level combinations and endless replayability. Players will complete challenges by spinning clockwise or counterclockwise around a grid of dancing, colorful blocks. The game has three speeds, four difficulty levels, and deep amounts of customization, from screen shake intensity to artistic effects and level layout selection.
Those who purchased the Deluxe Beta of Mondrian – Abstraction in Beauty on IndieGameStand and itch.io will be able to upgrade to the full Mondrian – Abstraction in Beauty Deluxe Edition for no additional charge. The Deluxe Edition includes the game and the Mondrian – Abstraction in Beauty Original Game Soundtrack, featuring nearly an hour of hip-hop, acid jazz, ambient and classical music.
All purchases of Mondrian – Abstraction in Beauty on itch.io and IndieGameStand come with complimentary Steam keys at launch. The Mondrian – Abstraction in Beauty Original Game Soundtrack will be available as DLC on Steam for $3.99 (requiring ownership of the base-game), and as a standalone MP3 download on itch.io and IndieGameStand for $8.99.
Mondrian – Abstraction in Beauty was developed by Danny Silvers, Hannah Hoyt, and David John Blodgett, with contributions by Becky Taylor, Chenylle Mercado, Karen Layman and multiple artists throughout the video game and tabletop industries. The game is supported by the wonderful fans of Lantana Games and has received no grants, funding, or crowdfunding for its development. This launch marks the first major release from Lantana Games since the Early Access release of Children of Liberty, also still in development.
- Break out of the boring, vertical-only block-breaking experience with 360-degree freedom of motion
- Over 40,000,000 possible combinations in level generation
- 27 trophies with 40 corresponding unlockable goodies like paddles, balls, powerups, wall shapes, and more
- Level Packs and Museum Galleries based on other games for an in-depth look at video game art history
- Play the game your way with adjustable gameplay options, level packs, and screen effects
- Inspirational quotes by Piet Mondrian.
Here is the Unearthed VHS 1992 Commercial:
Mondrian – Abstraction in Beauty is available for purchase on Windows PC via Steam, itch.io and IndieGameStand for $6.99 USD, with a Deluxe version for $9.99 USD, which includes a soundtrack of the game’s eclectic score.
Source: Press Release