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  Just Shapes & Beats Update 1.1 Brings New Tracks and More
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11/13/2018
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

Quebec City, Quebec– Nov. 13, 2018 – Just Shapes & Beats, the frenzied couch co-op musical bullet hell from Quebec-based indie developers Berzerk Studio will receive 5 new tracks, new non-hodor language support, as well as bug-fixes and engine tweaks as part of a version 1.1 update. Hot off celebrating 10 years as a studio, Berzerk is ready to crank up the content and keep fans jamming out to show their appreciation for all the good vibes.

 

As part of the plan to offer ongoing free content updates to the game post-launch, Berzerk is excited to roll out the first Mixtape update, a collection of new tracks for players to enjoy. This update includes tracks from chiptune wizards Shirobon, Fantomenk, Zef and Meganeko.

 

In addition to adding additional tracks, this update contains native Korean language support, as well as addressing minor fixes to gameplay and the engine to keep the game running smoothly on all platforms, and eradicate all bugs. Update 1.1 is the first major content update since the game launch in May 2018, but is just the start of regular releases to keep Just Shapes & Beats fresh, just like its beats.

 

Highlights

  • Mixtape Update: 5 new tracks for the players to jam to.
 
  • Added Korean Language Support
 
  • Various Quality of Life features added
 
  • Update 1.1 launches for both Steam and Nintendo Switch November 15.

 

Just Shapes & Beats is available now on the Nintendo eShop and Steam for PC.

 

For more information and assets check out the Just Shapes & Beats Presskit, or follow @shapesnbeats on Twitter and Facebook.

 

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About Just Shapes & Beats

Developed by a small team within Berzerk Studio, Just Shapes & Beats started as a gamejam fever-dream by studio co-founder Simon ‘Lachhh” Lachance. After a 4 year development cycle, Just Shapes & Beats launched on both Nintendo Switch and Steam in May of 2018 and still currently hold “Overwhelmingly Positive” reviews on Steam. The game has been nominated as best in show by numerous outlets, is a five-time Indie Megabooth Alumni, has been included in curated events as such as The MIX, IndieCade and has been described by many people as “a game” and “what”. It currently holds the title of the first videogame in the history of videogames to include the song from the Mortal Kombat movie, even before Mortal Kombat.

 

About Berzerk Studio

Founded by Lachhh, Markus, and Etienne with a heavy metal ritual during a full moon at midnight, Berzerk Studio has spent nearly a decade pumping out games worthy of headbanging to that probably have skulls or some sort of explosions; actually most likely both. Their recently released title Just Shapes & Beats has been nominated for many awards including the Golden Joystick for best Indie Game of 2018, as well as being an 2018 Indiecade Nominee.