Theremin + Aliens = video game fun!

Posted: 7/12/2005 2:00:40 PM
DiggyDog

From: Jax, FL

Joined: 2/14/2005

I played this game in Target the other day and I was blown away by the music!

It is there-licious!
Posted: 7/12/2005 2:05:24 PM
vonbuck

From: new haven ct.

Joined: 7/8/2005

I was thinking about getting it, now I guess I'll have to
Posted: 7/12/2005 10:24:27 PM
Jason

From: Sammamish, Washington

Joined: 2/13/2005

I tried to rent it at the local Blockbuster tonight, but all 6 of their copies were out. I've asked THQ for a promo copy to review, but so far they haven't replied ;)

I'm particularly curious to hear how you think the soundtrack+theremin contributes to the overall game experience. This might not be the first video game with theremin (I'm not sure if "They Came From Hollywood" was ever published), but it's certainly the most ambitious by far!
Posted: 7/12/2005 11:46:25 PM
steveburnett

From: Raleigh NC, USA

Joined: 2/19/2005

Bought it tonight - I hadn't looked at the site here all week and came here to post about it. I found the use of the theremin to be *very* helpful at setting the creepy tone of the 1950s scifi "atomic horror" film genre the game is attempting to emulate.
Posted: 7/13/2005 11:17:23 PM
user

From: Winston-Salem, NC

Joined: 6/30/2005

Otto Matic is another game with theremin music. It also has a 50s sci-fi theme:

http://www.pangeasoft.net/otto/

I just downloaded the demo to check. Now I really need to buy both of these games!
Posted: 7/14/2005 12:09:09 AM
Jason

From: Sammamish, Washington

Joined: 2/13/2005

Rats, looks like that one's Mac only. I'll have to dig out my emulator ;)

So who's bringing the xBox to Ethermusic 2005?
Posted: 7/14/2005 9:51:48 AM
user

From: Winston-Salem, NC

Joined: 6/30/2005

No, there's a PC version. If you go to the "Buy" section, there is a link.

I played the demo for a while, but I'm so used to standard WASD controls that I was having trouble adjusting. Pangea is a good game developer, though - they make humorous games that everyone can play.
Posted: 7/14/2005 10:00:45 AM
user

From: Winston-Salem, NC

Joined: 6/30/2005

I can bring my X-box, but I only have one controller. If we had the PS2 version, I do have two controllers for it.
Posted: 7/14/2005 12:16:15 PM
Jason

From: Sammamish, Washington

Joined: 2/13/2005

I have 2 controllers... we should definitely set something up. I don't know what kind of room I have (they're arranging it for me), but I'd be happy to host an "after party" one night for ThereminWorld members.
Posted: 7/14/2005 1:51:51 PM
user

From: Winston-Salem, NC

Joined: 6/30/2005

I'll plan on bringing the X, then!

Are you thinking of getting the Alien game, Jason? I only have Halo 2.

I can look around for a copy, though - it looks like something I could like.

Ed

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