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Musical Performance Puzzler Sentris Exits Early Access

Seattle, WA - August 13, 2015 - Samantha Kalman, Director of Timbre Interactive, is pleased to announce the finished version of Sentris has graduated out of Early Access and is available on Steam, Humble Store, and itch.io. This final release comes just short of one year since the first Early Access version.

“I’m excited to hear the songs players make with the game,” says Kalman. “A goal for Sentris has always been to bring the joy of musical creation to more people. Now the community of players will decide if it’s accomplishing that goal.” As a puzzle game that explores musical structures, Sentris requires players to construct a musical loop to progress. Development version 0.9 added an option for players to export their loops to a .wav format file. These loops are universal audio files and can be used in any music application. 

As an experimental game that balances aspects of abstract puzzle solving with a musical instrument, Sentris has reached this milestone because of crowd-funding. Over 1500 backers pledged to support the project on Kickstarter in Fall 2013, which allowed full-time development to continue. Contributors to the project grew from one to seven in total, including audio and visual art collaborators.

The finished game allows any of its 20 multi-puzzle levels to be played in a default arrangement or to be remixed. Remixing allows players to customize musical properties and select from a library of 12 instruments. It also includes a randomized Endless mode. It’s priced at $14.99 with a deluxe version at $19.99. The deluxe version includes nine development prototypes for players who are interested in tracing the evolution of the game.

The Sentris launch trailer can be found at https://youtu.be/z4r0mJtNENc
Steam Store page: http://store.steampowered.com/app/303530
Humble Store page: https://www.humblebundle.com/store/p/sentrisstandard_storefront
Humble Store page (deluxe edition): https://www.humblebundle.com/store/p/sentris_storefront
itch.io Store page: http://timbreinteractive.itch.io/sentris

About Sentris
Sentris is a musical performance puzzle game. Make your own music as you Drop, Recycle, and Stack "Sound Blocks" into a spinning loop. Freestyle with a huge degree of musical control. Or focus on achieving the goal and let your song emerge organically. Visit the website (http://sentrisgame.com) or the Press Kit (http://timbreinteractive.com/sentrispresskit/) for more information.

About Timbre Interactive
Timbre Interactive, LLC is a Seattle-based independent game development studio founded by Artistic Technologist Samantha Kalman. Its mission is to explore the texture, color, and quality of play.

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Sentris Loop Export

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Sentris Loop Export

This is an example of a song made with Sentris. This is a series of four individual loops exported from the game, and combined in GarageBand. In this song the synth track was made with Sentris, and the drums were supplied by GarageBand's loop library. Of course it would be possible to cut an entire song using only loops from Sentris.

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Glacier Update is live

I've just pushed version 0.9 of Sentris (codename: Glacier) live to Steam! This build is the last early access release. It includes the following features: 

* Brand new seamless front-end 
* Rewritten sequencer for high-precision musical timing 
* New album "Concept Album" which introduces game concepts at a better pace 
* 3 modes: Puzzle, Remix, Performance 
* 10 levels 
* 12 musical voices to pick from in Remix/Performance mode 
* Custom loop length and time signatures in Performance mode 
* Numerous performance improvements and bug fixes

Enjoy this build and look forward to the final 1.0 release this summer!

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