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Chris Ballew to provide the score for Quantum Conundrum

Posted by: Russell at 6/19/2012 10:04 PM
Square Enix has announced that Chris Ballew will be providing the score for their upcoming first-person environmental puzzle game, Quantum Conundrum.  Chris Ballew is a songwriter and lead singer for the four time platinum rock and roll band The Presidents of the United States of America, and now writes songs for kids under the name of Caspar Babypants.  Interesting choice of name.



LOS ANGELES (June 19, 2012) – Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in the Americas, announced that Chris Ballew provides the score for the upcoming first-person environmental puzzle game, Quantum Conundrum™.

Chris is the twice Grammy nominated songwriter and lead singer for the four times platinum rock and roll band The Presidents of the United States of America. He now writes songs for kids under the name Caspar Babypants, who makes high quality, thoughtful, acoustic sing-along songs for parents and kids of all ages to enjoy together.

“I like making music for kids because I admire their inventive imaginations, and as an adult I nurture that same creativity in myself,” said Chris Ballew. “The gameplay, humor and art style in Quantum Conundrum embodies that same sentiment.”

“Chris was our top choice to score Quantum Conundrum,” said Tom Smurdon, audio director for Quantum Conundrum at Airtight Games. “The team wanted someone who would be fun and quirky and would really fit the style of the game.  He's a ton of fun to work with and all of that comes through in the music he writes.”

Developed by Airtight Games, Quantum Conundrum is now available for pre-order on Steam® for Windows PC. The game will be available on June 21 for PC and later this summer on the PlayStation®Network for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.

Quantum Conundrum is rated E for Everyone with Comic Mischief.  Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at www.esrb.org for more information about ratings.

About Quantum Conundrum
In Quantum Conundrum, players take on the role of a young kid dropped off on his uncle’s doorstep for the weekend; his uncle just so happens to be the brilliant, eccentric inventor, Professor Fitz Quadwrangle. Upon entering the Professor’s vast manor home retrofitted with crazy technology to test his latest hypotheses, players quickly realize their uncle has gone missing. Fortunately, players soon gain access to Professor Quadwrangle’s latest invention, the Inter-Dimensional Shift Device, which, at the press of a button, will shift the world around them to an entirely new dimension. In order to find him, players must use the newly found IDS Device to dynamically change the world to and from a variety of different dimensions to progress through the complicated Quadwrangle Manor. While on the journey, becoming adept at utilizing the various dimensions will help them trek from one bizarre and challenging room to the next. It might sound easy enough, but it is a tall order for a kid in a giant puzzle of a manor!

Related Links
Quantum Conundrum Official Homepage:  www.quantumconundrum.com
Quantum Conundrum Official Facebook® page: www.facebook.com/quantumconundrumgame
Follow Professor Quadwrangle on Twitter®:  @ProfQuadwrangle
Caspar Babypants Official Homepage:   www.babypantsmusic.com

About Airtight Games
Airtight Games was formed in 2004 by core team members from the award-winning Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge. Based in Redmond, Washington, Airtight develops AAA videogame titles with the best talent and publishing partners in the games business.

About Square Enix, Inc.
Square Enix, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content throughout the Americas as part of the Square Enix Group. The Square Enix Group operates a global network of leading development studios and boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property, including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 100 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 59 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 35 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.

More information on Square Enix, Inc. can be found at http://www.square-enix.com.