October 19th, 2012 | By Tom Christiansen
Developed by Deck16, Impulse is a space-shooter puzzler, released earlier this year for Windows. The premise of Impulse is simple: players must navigate their spaceship to the exit point of each level, avoiding the obstacles and antagonists along the way. “N+ meets Asteroids,” as Deck16 puts it.
Today, Deck16 announced the availability of Impulse’s soundtrack, created by Meteo Xavier, for free. The soundtrack features nine compositions from Xavier, along with a pair of remixes by Brian Ali and Nabeel Ansari. The soundtrack is being published by OC ReMix.
“I haven’t gotten to work on a spacey-puzzle game like this before and I’m still extremely excited I got to,” said Meteo Xavier. “This meant I could experiment with very different textures, structures, and all kinds of fun stuff I could practice where I couldn’t before. This is the first production I’ve ever done where I had full artistic freedom, could use all my highest-quality sets, and make no compromises for sound quality.”
In Impulse, the levels are short and brutal. There are no life limits and players can retry a level as many times as they need to. The spacecraft players control is a flimsily little thing, with one simple thruster. Players must navigate the ship through levels, taking into consideration forces of gravity, atmospheric drag, fuel amount, and a handful of other variations that change level-to-level. A level editor is also available for the game.
Impulse is a free game for Windows, and is available through the game’s official website.
Download Impulse’s free soundtrack from Overclocked Remix’s official website.