Zombie blowing bubbles
Zombie talk about their weird and wonderful new game "Super Bubble Pop"
One of the more bizarre games under development at the moment is "Super Bubble Pop", an arcade-style puzzle game which appears to be a mix of Tetris and Bust A Move, all lovingly rendered in glorious 3D. The catch is that the game is "inspired by 'Candy Raver' dance culture". Candy who? "Candy Ravers are teen to twenty club kids that turn out in neon colored, Anime-inspired, rave wear that often includes candy necklaces, bracelets, and pacifiers. Very J-Pop. Very fun."
Music plays an important part in the game, and not just as a source of inspiration for the lurid graphics or to give your characters something to bop to while you pop bubbles. "The music actually generates the gameplay. The player can drop any MP3, WAV, or music CD into the game - and it generates the bubble patterns!"
Bizarrely all of this comes from Zombie Studios, a company best known for their "Spec Ops" games, which feature the exploits of grown-up kids that turn out in drab coloured, shrub-inspired military wear that often includes assault rifles, hand grenades and pacifiers. Probably. To find out more about the game, which is due to be released as a download through Real.com some time in the not-so-distant future, check the Super Bubble Pop website.