PUSA’s Chris Ballew Creating Score for Quantum Conundrum
I’m totally looking forward to Quantum Conundrum, a puzzle game coming from Kim Swift, former lead designer for Valve’s Portal. Today the game’s publisher, Square Enix, gave me another reason to get excited: the score’s being made by Chris Ballew, the frontman for ‘90s alternative rock band Presidents of the United States of America. Turns out Ballew is also a kids musician who goes by the name Caspar Babypants, which sounds pretty creepy, but I won’t hold that against him.
Said Ballew on the new gig:
“I like making music for kids because I admire their inventive imaginations, and as an adult I nurture that same creativity in myself. The gameplay, humor and art style in Quantum Conundrum embodies that same sentiment.”
Now, for commentary from Tom Smurdon, the game’s audio director:
“Chris was our top choice to score Quantum Conundrum. 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.”
Quantum Conundrum’s set to come out from Airtight Games for XBLA and PSN this summer, while PC gamers get to play the game much sooner on June 21 via Steam. Lucky so-and-so’s.