Entries in sound (2)

Friday
Nov302012

Spreading the love

A while ago I wrote a short bit of music for fellow indie dev company Level Machine for their WIP Blastronauts. It's a fun 4 player competitive shoot em' up.

Even though it sounds a little like a theme song for a tv show about Rednecks tearing around in a pick up truck shooting things I think it suited the game perfectly. Maybe I'll do an 8 bit version to suit the retro style of the game.

I've just re-mixed and added a piano ending for Finn to use as the new intro music for his youtube channel. Finn puts up playthroughs and gives his opinion on any games that takes his interest. 

So break out the hunting rifles, dynamite and 4x4's and go blow some shit up!

 

Thursday
Nov222012

Mew-Sack

I managed to smash together a condensed version of the ORBITOR theme a few weeks ago. The idea is to string a common theme throughout the game much like they do in movies.

ORBITOR's music is based on movie trailer music. The type of heart string pulling, uplifting and epic sounding music they use to get the emotions going within a very short period of time. It's almost manipulative. It's a large part of selling a film these days. Carefully cut parts of a film to a piece of music that stirs emotion regardless of what it has to do with the film.

So I thought I'd apply the same idea throughout our game. The challenge is hitting that mark over the entirety of the game without becoming too repetitive and cheesy. There is definitely some "cheese" in this type of music and it's easy to fall into cliches and unoriginality. But hey, it actually works perfectly for what I'm trying to achieve and the feeling I'm trying to convey.

So pass the cheese please and sit back and enjoy :)