Inspired by the works of the De Stijl masters’ limitations on form and color, Mondrian - Abstraction in Beauty takes an abstract look at the history of video game art in the form of a circular block-breaker.
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January 15

Surprise Update! Mondrian - Plastic Reality on itch.io

Hi everyone. I know it's been a long, long while since the last update, and yet here we are. This is an especially exciting update because we have big news. And what is that news?


That's right. We are bringing you a new Mondrian game in 2018! Mondrian - Plastic Reality takes what we established in Abstraction in Beauty and cranks it to 11. Firstly, every bit of art has gotten a MAJOR coat of spitshine, smoothing everything out with an extra, minor layer of baked-in antialiasing to help the overall look. Effects animations have also gotten an overhaul, as well as the powerup icons. There are five playable characters, each with their own, distinct feel thanks to the inclusion of Top Speed, Acceleration, and Braking stats. 99% of game modes & content return from AiB (some minor mechanics may end up getting cut by the end), with tons of brand new levels, and exciting new mechanics like ball types & modifiers (think new kinds of obstacles and ways to vary up ANY kind of block). If you enjoyed Abstraction in Beauty, you're going to love Plastic Reality.

https://lantanagames.itch.io/mondrian-plastic-reality


But the most important feature of all? Mondrian Maker. You asked for it, you got it. This level editor not only lets you plop blocks down anywhere you'd like in the field-of-play, but for the first time ever, you can rotate/scale any block, use MULTIPLE block shapes per level, and individually set block types & modifiers for each block PER DIFFICULTY. We've rebuilt every level from Abstraction in Beauty using Mondrian Maker, and are currently in the process of building out new content for Plastic Reality using the level editor's features to the fullest. Plenty more features will be added in the coming months, including a Campaign builder, improved filetypes, more block types/modifiers, and a whole lot more.


Now, here's the good news. Mondrian - Plastic Reality is available for you to test out right now, including Mondrian Maker! It is $14.99 USD, only at itch.io (for now). However, if you happen to have an itch key for Abstraction in Beauty,, you'll get 30% off! We'll be bringing the same deal to other platforms (like Steam) as we bring the game to them later this year, so if you'd prefer to get in on this deal on Steam, don't worry, we'll have you covered at some point. And yes, we will be including Steam Workshop functionality for you to share your levels (and we're exploring even more options as well, stay tuned!).

https://youtu.be/Eu5VwlPKGlk
We can't wait to show you more Mondrian - Plastic Reality this year, so be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, etc. @lantanagames for the fastest updates. If you're a streamer or content creator, you can request a key on our Content Creators page. Also don't forget to check http://lantanagames.com for blog posts (and Children of Liberty fans: we posted our first quarterly update for 2018 up there a few weeks ago, don't miss it!).

As of right now, the game is PC only, however we are improving compatibility across the board to attempt a Mac version. Ideally, we go full PC/Mac/Linux, but we can't fully commit to Linux quite yet. More updates on this as they develop.


Well, that is all for now, friends! Hope you check out the new game and looking forward to playing some of your levels if you do!

- Danny
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Reviews

“Quite a sight to behold.”
Kill Screen

“A real passion piece.”
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

“A potential all-in-one video game art history lesson.”
GameLuv

Digital Deluxe Edition

The Mondrian - Abstraction in Beauty Deluxe Edition comes discounted with the Original Game Soundtrack! Enjoy the game and the music anywhere you go.

About This Game

Mondrian - Abstraction in Beauty is a full-circle block-breaking game about video game art history. Inspired by the works of the De Stijl masters’ limitations on form and color, Mondrian - Abstraction in Beauty takes an abstract look at the history of video game art, through unlockable features like paddles, balls, powerups, and screen effects. The game is dynamically generated, with millions of level combinations and endless replayability.

Features:

  • Break out of the boring, vertical-only block breaking experience with 360 degree freedom of motion.
  • Over 48,000,000 possible combinations in level generation
  • Collect gems to unlock goodies like paddles, balls, powerups, wall shapes, visual styles and more.
  • Level Packs and Museum Galleries based on other games for an in-depth look at video game art history.
  • Play the game your way with adjustable gameplay options, level packs, and screen effects.
  • Inspirational quotes by Piet Mondrian

Soundtrack

Mondrian - Abstraction in Beauty: Original Game Soundtrack, composed by Davidjohn Blodgett and Hannah Hoyt, features nearly an hour of acid jazz, hip hop, trip hop, ambient, electronic, and classical music. Remastered from in-game tracks and exported as 320kbps, 44.1khz MP3’s, this stunning collection of music is bound to keep you immersed in Mondrian’s geometric world at work, at home, at a party, or on the go.

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System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core i3/AMD Athlon X2 2.0ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 300 series/ATI Radeon HD 4000 series
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 165 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: XBox 360 Controller Drivers for Windows are required to play. If you experience difficulty starting the game, you should download these direct from Microsoft at https://www.microsoft.com/hardware/en-us/d/xbox-360-controller-for-windows
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i7/AMD FX 3.0ghz+
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 600 series/ATI Radeon HD 7000 series
    • Storage: 165 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Stereo Headphones or Surround Sound Recommended
    • Additional Notes: XBox 360 Controller Drivers for Windows are required to play. If you experience difficulty starting the game, you should download these direct from Microsoft at https://www.microsoft.com/hardware/en-us/d/xbox-360-controller-for-windows
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