These 5 tracks are the most ‘gamey’ of all the music I’ve done. The idea for most of these was to use fairly modern sounds, whilst giving that slight retro feel. They were written to fit generally with the aesthetics of the game they were made for, but mainly I just tried to have fun and get something done in time! Not taking it too seriously has mostly worked, as these are some of my favourite tracks.
Electronica Sound with a Darker Feel
Relaxed Tracks with a Dreamy Feel
The next 5 tracks were ones I spent a little more time on during the game jam process. The idea with these was to focus a lot more on atmosphere, and make sure the music worked with the game’s graphics to evoke a certain mood. For the most part I think I achieved that, and the first 2 tracks are probably some of my best work in terms of atmosphere, as they fused really nicely with the game to create a great feel.
These tracks are in what I would loosely term the Ambient category, and are designed as more relaxed background music. 4 of the 5 tracks have no beat of any kind, and are meant to sort of wash over you. As pretentious as that sounds, I think it works in Tides of Freedom, as the low drones of the synths work nicely with the underwater theme of the accompanying game.
Writing music for our games is something I really enjoy, and being able to create a custom soundtrack to fit with what we’re making always has a positive impact on the atmosphere of the game. Below are some playlists linked from my SoundCloud page, along with a brief description.
All original music is written by Edge, see Bio on Home Page