VoxelStorm

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VoxelStorm Ltd
VoxelStorm
Limited company
Industry
FoundedJanuary 2, 2012 (2012-01-02) in Manchester, United Kingdom
FounderEugene Hopkinson
Headquarters,
Products
Websitevoxelstorm.com

VoxelStorm Ltd is a British independent game development studio, video game publisher and music publisher. The company was founded by Eugene Hopkinson, and is based in England and Scotland.[1] VoxelStorm has developed and released several games, most nostably AdvertCity and sphereFACE.[2]

VoxelStorm writes their game engines in-house,[1][3] allowing them to have full control over what they are producing.

Themes[edit]

VoxelStorm's games tend to focus on Retrofuturism[3] and cyberpunk themes,[4] with dark cynical humour.[5] The settings of their games are frequently procedurally generated.[6][7] The graphics in VoxelStorm games tend to be heavily stylized rather than realistic.[8]

Distribution[edit]

VoxelStorm makes their games available on Windows, Linux and OS X.

Game jams[edit]

VoxelStorm has taken part in multiple Game jams. AdvertCity, a published VoxelStorm game, was originally started in a CyberPunk Game Jam.[9] GolfXTRM was made in the Fuck This Jam Game Jam.[7]

Music[edit]

VoxelStorm has been described as placing a great deal of emphasis on creating rich original soundtracks for their games.[10] The AdvertCity Soundtrack has received critical praise for its unusual genre choices for video game music, variously described as "cyber-jazz"[11] and "postrock, jazz & glitch".[12] It has been called "A profound and stunning accomplishment, even as a standalone soundtrack."[10]

Games[edit]

Discography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "VoxelStorm is a small indie game studio based in England and Scotland, composed of a group of enthusiastic, experienced game developers, focusing on self-built 3D engines and innovative game designs". voxelstorm.com. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  2. ^ "Rock Paper Shotgun - VoxelStorm". Rock Paper Shotgun. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  3. ^ a b Stretch, Kelly (July 23, 2015). "sphereFACE – A retro-3D vector shooter". G3AR. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  4. ^ Brown, Fraser. "Drown a cyberpunk city in adverts with AdvertCity". PCGamesN. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  5. ^ Lambert, Liam. "Kickstarter of the Week: AdvertCity". Gizorama. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  6. ^ Priestman, Chris. "Affect The Economy Of A Cyberpunk City With Advertisements In AdvertCity". Siliconera. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  7. ^ a b c Louwrens, Rogan. "Clubbing under the influence: GolfXTRM". Hidden Exit. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  8. ^ Glass, Garrett (27 March 2014). "Virtual City Life - AdvertCity". The Koalition. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  9. ^ "CyberPunk Advertisement Tycoon Game Discovered - News - Altered Confusion™ The Place to Alter your Gaming Confusion". alteredconfusion.com. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  10. ^ a b Nelson, Buddy (15 April 2016). "AdvertCity OST: VoxelStorm feat. DorianSRed & Waveland – noirish ambience and dark, dense production". JamSphere. Retrieved 18 April 2016.
  11. ^ Lambert, Liam. "Swings and Roundabouts™ – AdvertCity Review". Gizorama. Retrieved 18 April 2016.
  12. ^ Chris, Priestman. "Affect The Economy Of A Cyberpunk City With Advertisements In AdvertCity". Siliconera. Retrieved 18 April 2016.
  13. ^ "GolfXTRM - First person golf game with no HUDs, no aiming aids, no course map, no teleport between shots, and nothing to help you find the ball". itch.io. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  14. ^ "Fractyr - A vaguely Descent-inspired abstract 6-degree-of-freedom indoor flight sim / tunnel shooter". itch.io. Retrieved 1 December 2015.

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