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James Mielke, former EGM and 1up.com editor in chief and current
producer for Q Entertainment on games like Lumines: Electronic Symphony
for the Vita, was recently a guest on the 8-4 Play podcast, where he
discussed bringing the puzzle-music franchise to the Vita.
Mielke and those involved in the production of the game wanted to deliver a new Lumines experience, and one of the ideas to do that was to license the game to a recognizable property, or in this case, a band (techno-group?).
"Originally, when I first thought about rebooting Lumines I was like, well maybe it would be interesting to attach it to a big license in particular, because then it would seem very different and at the same time, depending on the license, it would seem very much like Lumines. So, I originally pitched this game as Daft Punk: Lumines," said Mielke.
Apparently, Daft Punk was interested, as was Ubisoft, but the robot DJs were too busy with the Tron: Legacy soundtrack to get involved, which is too bad, because Lumines and Daft Punk sounds like a good fit.
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It would be cool to have a group like that having a soundtrack on a smaller game like this. Big names do not have to equal big games.
That really would have been a good fit. But, I really like the Tron: Legacy soundtrack so I think everything worked out okay.
that would have been sweet
wait how long ago was that
They probably should have told Disney to get lost.
No, not really.
That's so disappointing. :( I would have bought it day one if it was Daft Punk: Lumines. Too bad they were too busy for it, but at least we got an awesome soundtrack from them (TRON: Legacy, of course).
Oh well, maybe they can be in the next Lumines. *crosses fingers*
Daft Punk is amazing and I believe this woould have been epic. I would have bought this for sure, seeing as I listen to Daft Punk at least once a day.
That could've been cool. Tron Soundtrack was pretty solid and I like a few of their other songs.
...This would have been epic too.
AWWWW itd be awesome i love daft punk especially the song around the world
that would have been soooooo fresh!
Maybe if they just happen to make another one? I think it would be an absolutely wonderful idea, honestly!
Shut up and take my money
Kyle, Daft Punk is one of the greatest DJ groups ever. So yes, they would have been an excellent way to reboot Lumines. The Prodigy also would have been a good choice, but alas, we got neither.
It may have been a good mix, but then I think what they did with Tron:Legacy and I'm happy how things ended up. Since I don't intend to buy a PSVita, this way is much better.
They should of also asked Deadmau5. He's a big gamer. Also that the game would have taken a more relaxed house feel.
Regardless of the fact that Daft Punk: Lumines never came to fruition, the game that was released is (in my opinion) the best installment in the series to date. The leveling up system (although seemingly just a number) has encouraged me to sink more hours into Electronic Symphony than I have any other Lumines game. Perhaps the only feature that I'm not too keen on is the World Block mode, which I can imagine nobody is too happy about right now considering the fact that it's virtually unplayable and causes the user to increase their level by 1000 XP every twenty seconds or so (for literally doing nothing). Actually, I'm still rather unclear about what the issue is with this part of the game. Did the developer misjudge how often the block would be completed? And I was also under the impression that it only reset every twenty four hours. Something else I've noticed is the fact that the last block is always completed by the same user, one "Boootay". Does anybody happen to know how this person manages to pull this off and if there will be a patch to fix it? Or am I just not doing it right? It wouldn't be the first time, haha.
Whoa. That's cool.