Each of Beck’s new cuts – “Cities,” “Touch the People” and “Spiral Staircase” – will soundtrack a level. The game also includes original music from Deadmau5, I Am Robot and Proud and Jim Guthrie.
In Sound Shapes, players create beats that increase in complexity as they reach achievements by maneuvering a side-scrolling ball through the level. The game will also allow players to create their own tunes and levels. You can check out a video of Guthrie trying the game out here.
Beck isn’t the only musician contributing new tunes to video games lately: Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor is currently soundtracking the upcoming game Call of Duty: Black Ops II.
“There is a lot of reservation and angst and sense of loss and regret and anger bubbling under the surface,” Reznor said of his soundtrack. “So it didn’t make sense to have a gung ho, patriotic-feeling kind of theme song. It has to feel weighty.”