Splice Update Released

Updates to Splice, Splice Demo, and Splice Soundtrack released on Steam this week. The updates are applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted.

Major changes include the following:

  • Fixed all issues related to unlocking achievements. With this update, any achievement that was previously earned but not unlocked will automatically unlock upon entering the game. This includes any achievement earned while playing the Splice Demo. Achievements are not supported for the demo, but will unlock automatically upon running the full version of Splice.
  • Added support for Steam Cloud. All progress is now saved to the cloud, including any progress made prior to this update. This feature is supported in both the demo and the full version of Splice.
  • Added FLAC (in addition to MP3) format audio files to the Splice Soundtrack DLC.

To access the Splice Soundtrack DLC audio files, navigate to the Splice install directory.

For Windows users:
C:Program Files(x86)Steamsteamappscommonsplicesoundtrack

For Mac users:
~/Library/Application Support/Steam/SteamApps/common/splice/soundtrack/

Splice on Steam!

Splice is here!

If you’re feeling up for a one of a kind puzzle experience, play Splice!

It’s got mysterious microbes, ingenious geometry, and perplexing puzzles. Plus, the art is beauteous and music harmonious and it’s an overall good time. If you’ve got a puzzle personality you definitely have to check this game out. Splice also won Intel’s Level Up contest this year, for Best Puzzle Game!

The game is available for PC and Mac on the Steam Store, for $9.99. And there’s also a soundtrack + game bundle available for $12.99! There’s a demo too, if you’d like to try out the first few levels.

We’ve got some ear candy from Splice on Bandcamp, called Flight of Angels. Give it a listen!

We’re planning on releasing the game through our Cipher Prime store in the near future, as well, so stay tuned.

We’ve been awake for a long, long time getting the game shipped off, so please leave your comments and we’ll get back to you after some precious, precious sleep!

Pre-Order Splice Now!

Two juicy pieces of Cipher Prime news today!

Pre-order Splice on Steam today! Find it here!

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Splice is the newest Cipher Prime title! It’s a game of exploration and experimentation where you solve puzzles by arranging cells into certain shapes. Your task is to discover how different cells react to each other as you move them around. It’s quite a challenge and we promise that you probably haven’t played anything quite like it!

We’re also really happy to say that Splice was the winner of Intel’s 2011 Level Up contest in the Best Puzzle Game category! We’re also really proud of our baby for being our best looking game yet.Splice_Intel_Level_Up_2011

For the current release Splice is available on Steam for PC and Mac. If you pre-order you’ll get the game and a copy of the soundtrack for free! The soundtrack has seven songs, one from each of the first seven sequences in the game. A PC demo is also available on Steam (we’re working with Steam to put up the Mac demo).

Click here to listen to the first single from Splice, “Cassiel”. You can download it for free!

Auditorium Duet Update

Now that Splice development is winding down, we’re almost ready to swing full gear into Duet. We know we’ve been a little quiet on the update front, and we’re sorry for that, but you’ll be hearing more from us soon about Duet.

We’re going to start by getting all the Kickstarter backer prizes squared away, and then we’ll have some technology updates through our Dev Notes. We’ve got a handful of new interns ready to help out, and we’re excited about our next steps as a company, and with Duet’s potential for showing off our studio’s progress!

As we’ve mentioned before, we expect Duet to take anywhere from six months to a year of development time once we get underway, even with our crew of four (plus interns). A lot of the big uncertainties dev-wise will be the multiplayer and music generation aspects of the game, which we want to get just right!

So stay tuned, and in the meantime be sure to check out Splice!