Expand is a single player video game in which players explore a circular labyrinth constructed in a monochromatic geometric landscape. Players must avoid getting squashed as the labyrinth twists, stretches and reveals itself in response to the player's movements.
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"Expand is fiendish and clever, but what really stands out about it is how curiously emotional the experience is. It's definitely one of the most interesting games being developed in Australia right now."
James O'Connor, games.on.net
"I'm really excited to see where that game goes."
Mary Kish, Gamespot
"It's really one of those games that speaks as a form of art."
Prescription Pixel, Youtube Channel
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The soundtrack for Expand will be available to download with the release of the game.
In order to develop the unique levels for Expand a custom level editor had to be developed. The level editor allows users to block out levels, trigger game events on the beat of the music, do key framed animation and tie the player's movements to changes in the world.
The editor will be available with the game upon release.