Splice (video game)

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Splice
Splice Video Game Logo.jpg
Developer(s) Cipher Prime
Engine Unity
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux, iOS, Android, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4
Release date(s) June 13, 2012
Genre(s) Puzzle, Strategy
Mode(s) Single-player

Splice is a puzzle game developed by Philadelphia-based independent game studio Cipher Prime.[1] Splice was released in 2012, and is available for PC, Mac, Linux, iPad, and Android.[2]

Gameplay[edit]

The player progresses through levels in Splice by rearranging groups of cells into target structures.[3] The player has a limited number of moves (or "splices") to create each target structure; finishing a level in the fewest number of moves possible unlocks an "Angelic" achievement result.[4] Over the game's seventy-seven levels, the player will encounter power-up cells with special abilities (for instance, cells that destroy themselves and their children).[5] The player must learn to use these increasingly complex cells to form increasingly complex target structures.

Soundtrack[edit]

Splice's soundtrack was composed and recorded in-house by Cipher Prime co-founder Dain Saint.[6] The soundtrack containing the music used in the first seven sequences of the game, Flight of Angels, and the soundtrack containing the music used in its epilogue, Algorithms and Angelology, are both available for download on Cipher Prime's website.[7]

Flight of Angels - Splice OST
No. Title Length
1. "Barachiel"   2:37
2. "Ariel"   2:21
3. "Gabriel"   3:18
4. "Fanuel"   2:56
5. "Eremiel"   2:08
6. "Darda'il"   3:13
7. "Cassiel"   2:43
Algorithms and Angelology
No. Title Length
1. "Ariadne"   2:21
2. "Ganymede"   2:38
3. "Phylonoe"   3:47
4. "Daedelus"   2:57
5. "Reflection"   3:31

Reception[edit]

Splice received generally positive reviews, gaining an aggregate review score on Metacritic of 86 for iOS and Android.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Properly Spliced and Diced". Unity 3D. Unity Technologies. Retrieved 6 June 2013. 
  2. ^ Conditt, Jessica. "Splice Takes Experimental Puzzle Games Back to the Lab Today on Steam". Joystiq. AOL Tech. Retrieved 6 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Musser, Cody. "Splice: Tree of Life Review". IGN. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  4. ^ Walker, John. "Impressions: Splice". Rock, Paper, Shotgun. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  5. ^ Lewis, Stephen. "Splice". Jay Is Games. Retrieved 6 June 2013. 
  6. ^ Saint, Dain. "Divining the Music of Splice". Cipher Prime. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "Cipher Prime Studio’s "Flight Of Angels" – Splice OST". The Siren Sound. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "Splice: Tree of Life". Metacritic. Retrieved 6 June 2013. 

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