The video game project is going very well. I’ve been getting emails with some of the early character animations and I just can’t stop watching them with a big grin on my face! I’ll see if I can get permission to share some of them here at some point.
I’ve been keeping myself busy composing lots of music for the game and I’m really happy with how it’s turning out so far. It’s such a different experience than making a rock record. I’ll have to write about it in more detail some time. Suffice it to say, I’m having a blast and staying continually inspired.
After composing a handful of pieces, I started realizing that the soundtrack really needed a core theme in order to be memorable. I’d been leaning toward more ambient ethereal pieces in hopes of a high re-listen value (nothing’s worse than hearing the same 4 bars over and over while you spend hours stuck on a level). Still, I felt something was missing. Every game soundtrack that I love has some kind of main theme associated with it.
So I tried to write one. I kept adding layers to it over a few days, and was pretty surprised by how cool the end product turned out. So I thought I’d share it with you. It’s in the player below. Still just a rough mix, but pretty listenable I think. It will probably be used as some kind of battle theme. Check it out and let me know what you think!