A level from Sound Shapes, a PlayStation Network game.

Beck will contribute three original songs to upcoming PlayStation game Sound Shapes, a game that combines music and art into an unique side-scrolling platforming game.

Sound Shapes will also feature original music from Jim Guthrie, deadmau5, and I Am A Robot and Proud. Each artist’s track will compose one level of the game, with a total of five “albums” of music.

Players collect different nodes in each level, which involves them hopping over obstacles and enemies. Each node’s activation adds another note or sound to the song playing; the more the player activates, the more complete the song is. After unlocking levels and audio tracks, players then can access them in Sound Shapes level creator, which allows them to make their own levels and music. Players can then share their levels with other players socially.

Beck’s three original tracks — “Cities”, “Touch the People” and “Spiral Staircase” — will each make up one level of the game that has original, whimsical artwork that pairs with the song.

Sound Shapes will come to PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita on Aug. 7. What do you think of its unique combination of music and gaming? Let us know in the comments.

Thumbnail image courtesy Scott Beale/Laughing Squid, Flickr.

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