Posts tagged music
Posts tagged music
Two girls in a music room, playing yangqins, a dulcimer-like instrument, at the Children’s Palace, Shanghai, China.
So interesting to see how the venerable Qin Zither has evolved over the centuries!
When it came to the music of The Time Tribe, there was no question in our minds: we wanted something beautiful, orchestral, magical, hummable. We wanted John Williams, basically. What we got was pretty close — our composer Francesco d’Andrea created a gorgeous prologue theme that really evoked the magic and mystery of The Time Tribe, and went on to compose several more tracks for us, some of which you can hear in our teasers.
But when it came to the actual in-game music, we wanted something a bit more interesting, more dynamic to what you were doing in the game than just a single piece of basic background music.
The standard video game music process is to have different music for different places — forest music, city music, dungeon music. But for the prologue episode we’re launching with, the game takes place in one location: the Keep. Admittedly, there are many rooms in the Keep — Library, Great Hall, Kitchen, Bedroom… But they wouldn’t be that different, musically.
But we also have four different characters, each with very distinct personalities, and we thought the game should feel different depending on who you’re playing.
So we brought on composer/producer Devin Vibert to help us out. He took Francesco’s compositions and arranged them to be game background music — but he took it to the next level. The melody of the music is played by different instruments and arranged differently depending on which character you’re playing as — while the background changes slightly depending on what room you’re in.
What we end up with is music that seems like one coherent piece, but is actuallysixteendifferent variations that you will hear in the game.
In the audio clip above, you can hear bits of the melodies for Lewis, Kate, Will, and Iris, and then the Great Hall orchestration behind it at the end.
Also, please consider helping us out on our Kickstarter campaign! We have only a couple short weeks to raise enough money to help us finish this project. If you pledge at least $35, you can get a complete copy of the soundtrack, too! 22 tracks total.