What happens when people working on top-rated shooters decide to call it quits and to start their own company? Well, The Game Equation arises with the desire to take all there is to be taken from the casual
gaming world. Hopefully not everybody
will now turn to produce casual games, so we, those who like more than just little shiny games, will still have something to
The first game created by The Game Equation is called Deep Blue Sea and is a classic match-3 puzzle that comes packed with many features and power-ups and a 100% original soundtrack. The game takes place in Avalonia, an underwater world where fragments of a Sacred Amulet are scattered all over and you mission is to find them. Classic and you really can't expect more from a match-3 puzzle.
Brian Meidell, co-owner of the Copenhagen based company, explains: "We realized that the high end of the casual games industry was within our reach, and that the shorter product cycles and smaller company setting was exactly what we wanted. These are games that remind us of the ones we played when growing up", and he continues: "Our goal was to apply our knowledge and experience towards creating a casual game with totally smooth and responsive gameplay or, 'tight' gameplay as we call it".
Maybe the one thing that The Game Equation tried to improve for Deep Blue Sea is related to the in-game music. They have contacted a Danish composer that created music for films and theatrical productions, and the result was a nice and original soundtrack for the game.
"Making music and sound for computer games is a very different challenge from making music for films - you have to consider unusual factors like, 'would this be annoying to listen to after four hours,' and, 'what if these sounds are played simultaneously?' But I'm always up for a new challenge," says Rasmus Hartvig, the composer.
Deep Blue Sea is available for PC and Mac, both versions retailing at $20.