|Platform PSN, Win||Publisher Right Square Bracket Left Square Bracket Games||Developer Right Square Bracket Left Square Bracket Games||Release Date 2012-07-17|
By Arthur Gies on Jul 15, 2012 07.15.12
Dyad is more than you think it is. You'd be forgiven for thinking that Dyad is the latest sort of, well, let's say, experiential experiment to appear on the PlayStation 3, a successor perhaps to Flower or Flow. While those releases were critically well-received as explorations of what games are, they functioned least as, well, games - they were grand experiments of concept, not mechanics or game design. Dyad's mesmerizing but confusing lightshow gives a similar impression. That would be the wrong impression. Dyad is a hardcore, score-chasing arcade game - one of the most pure successors to the form sinceGeometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2. Stepping past the admittedly mesmerizing spectacle of light and sound that's attracted so much attention to Dyad as it's approached release, it...
By Michael McWhertor on Oct 29, 2013 10.29.13
The soundtrack to Dyad, ][ Games' downloadable, psychedelic musical racing game for PlayStation Network and Steam, is now available to download from Bandcamp and on physical formats, if purchasing CDs or vinyl LPs is more your speed. The downloadable version of the Dyad soundtrack is available for $8. The 29-track album is available on CD for $11.98 and LP for $17.98 from Mexican Summer's online store. Composer David Kanaga has also made the "raw materials" from Dyad's OST available for download from his personal website, in the form of hundreds of WAV files, "if you'd like to rebuild the album or a variant yourself," Kanaga said. The soundtrack can be streamed for free from Bandcamp. Dyad is currently available for PlayStation 3 and Windows PC for $14.99.
By Samit Sarkar on Aug 26, 2013 08.26.13
The Penny Arcade Expo shines a bright spotlight on indie games, and Sony is joining in the celebration with a weeklong sale on a number of top-tier PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita titles from small studios. Sony's 2013 PAX Prime Indie Game Sale offers discounts of up to 65 percent — and up to 75 percent for PlayStation Plus members — on 11 games that were exhibited at previous PAXes. Here are the games in question: Closure - $7.49 ($3.75 on PlayStation Plus; regularly $14.99) Dragon Fantasy Book 1 (PS3 and PS Vita, Cross-Buy) - $4.99 ($2.50 on PS Plus; reg. $9.99) Dyad - $7.49 ($3.75 on PS Plus; reg. $14.99) Journey - $7.49 ($3.75 on PS Plus; reg. $14.99) Limbo (PS3 and PS Vita, Cross-Buy) - $7.49 ($5.99 on PS Plus; reg. $14.99) Penny-Arcade Adventures: On the...
By Megan Farokhmanesh on Apr 20, 2013 04.20.13
Puzzle shooting tunnel racer Dyad will launch for Windows PC through Steam, GOG and Dyadgame.com April 24, creator Shawn McGrath announced via Twitter. Dyad's PC version will include the same content as the PlayStation 3 game. Those who pre-order the game will receive a 20 percent discount, and Dyad will be 10 percent off during its launch week. Dyad's Steam release was leaked in February after a NeoGAF user uncovered a public version of the Steam Database. The game was initially expected to launch in March. "I know I said I'd do it in March," McGrath said during the announcement video. "I lied. ... I had a kid and they're a lot of work." Dyad launched for PlayStation 3 in 2012. You can watch McGrath's announcement video below.
Sound Shapes, Super Hexagon and Dyad musicians to perform at Wild Rumpus and Venus Patrol party at GDC
By Tracey Lien on Mar 11, 2013 03.11.13
The Wild Rumpus and Venus Patrol party — an event held during the week of the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco — will feature performances by the musicians who worked on Sound Shapes, Super Hexagon, Dyad and Proteus. The party will host "video game fun times, indie games, DJs, drinking, etcetera" and will showcase indie games like Panoramical Soundself, Super Space, Samurai Gunn and a new game by Katamari Damacy creator Keita Takahashi. The musicians behind some of last year's most critically-acclaimed indie games will also be performing at the party, including David Kanaga (Dyad and Proteus), Chipzel (Super Hexagon), I Am Robot And Proud (Sound Shapes) and Kozilek (Luftrausers, Gun Godz, Wasteland Kings). Information about the event's lineup can be viewed here. Tickets are...
By Dave Tach on Feb 04, 2013 02.04.13
Listings for Dyad, Halo 2 and 3 and much more have appeared in a public version of the Steam Database, as collected by NeoGAF user Stumpokapow. The listings were uncovered through the Steam Apps Database, a public version of the database that underlies Valve's Steam client and recently added Community Hub searches. A search for Dyad shows an update called "ValveTestApp223450." A tweet on the official Twitter account for Dyad from earlier today seems to confirm an upcoming release, reading "So I wanna do a proper announcement about Dyad coming to Steam, but that kinda got ruined. March." A tweet published about an hour later revealed that the developer has created and is uploading a launch trailer. Searches in the database also reveal listings for Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, a Steam...
By Dave Tach on Nov 06, 2012 11.06.12
Dyad, the genre-defying downloadable title that its developer calls an "abstract tunnel racing puzzle game," is coming to European PlayStation 3s tomorrow at a discount, according to a post on the European PlayStation Blog by developer Shawn McGrath. "My sincerest apologies for the long delay in getting Dyad to your lovely continent," McGrath writes. "I was completely unprepared for the extra work required to get the game out, but it's all done now and is coming out this Wednesday, the 7th." The game will launch for €9.99, with PlayStation Plus members eligible for an additional 20 percent discount. McGrath also wrote that he'd be "hanging around the blog," to answer any questions about Dyad, a game we called "one of the best pure arcade experiences to come along in years."
By Tracey Lien on Nov 05, 2012 11.05.12
Indie studio ][ (pronounced "right square bracket left square bracket"), the developer behind the psychedelic game DYAD, is bringing a new virtual arcade cabinet to PlayStation Home this Wednesday. Players will be able to buy the arcade and place it in their virtual home, which will give them access to ]['s latest game, A Game About Bouncing. The game requires players to propel themselves and bounce from one body to the next while avoiding dark comets using the PlayStation 3's thumbsticks. Cabinet owners will receive items like a a pair of PlayStation Home bow-less spectacles inspired by the game, and a Shawn McGrath (founder of ][) signature hat and beard. Friends who visit each other's PlayStation Homes can also play the game if their friend owns a cabinet. The cabinet has not...
By Tracey Lien on Oct 29, 2012 10.29.12
Gamercamp Toronto will play host to talks by Chris Harvey (Mutant Blobs Attack), Dean Hall (DayZ) and Jonathan Mak (Sound Shapes) when the two day event that celebrates the art and creativity in games kicks off on Nov. 3. In addition to presentations given by noted game developers, the event will also showcase more than 25 games from North America including Nidhogg, Gravity Ghost, At A Distance, Guts of Glory, Dyad, Skulls of the Shogun, Super TIME Force and Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime. The event will also host gamemaking workshops about HTML5 and motion capture. Passes to the event are now on sale and start at $20 for the Saturday social events and $99 to cover the entire weekend's talks, social events and an American Apparel Gamercamp t-shirt. The Toronto premiere of the...
By Tracey Lien on Aug 22, 2012 08.22.12
The 2012 IndieCade Festival announced 36 finalists today that include a cross-section of independent developers from Australia, North America, Europe, and Asia. The festival, now in its fifth year, received more than 500 submissions from developers around the world. These 500 submissions were then narrowed down to the top 36, which will be on show and playable at the IndieCade Festival from October 6-7 in Culver City, California. "IndieCade was created to foster the development of, and highlight, the most innovative and entertaining independent games," explained Stephanie Barish, CEO of IndieCade. "We take pride in spotlighting tomorrow's hit indie game today. We also love giving festival attendees the opportunity to see these amazing titles." Former IndieCade finalists include Braid,...
By Brian Crecente on Jul 24, 2012 07.24.12
Trippy rhythm game Dyad gets a free demo on the Playstation 3 today. The demo will let gamers play their way through the first five levels of the game. It's also worth noting that the 20 percent PlayStation Plus discount for the game continues through the week. Check out our full review here and then take the time to read this feature about the game's creation. Also take the time to watch this new trailer made specifically for the demo. We're told it was whipped together by Dyad dev Shawn McGrath, composer David Kanaga and Metanet's Mare Sheppard during an all-nighter last night.