The latest Game Music Bundle has been running for quite a few days now, however for those late to the proverbial party – it essentially allows you to pay what you want for a handful of video game soundtracks and this time the Wyv and Keep soundtrack has been included too if you contribute over $10!
This would be a good opportunity to explain the accrual of other tracks too: when the OST was included in the Indie Royale Alpha Funding bundle the game was in an incomplete state – therefore the soundtrack was also in an incomplete state. However, we were eager to include the music we had at the time as a little bonus despite this fact.
BUT, in this game music bundle – there are now 19 tracks and so this is the finished soundtrack. Wyv and Keep still won’t be released for a month or so, but rest assured I won’t be adding more tracks willy-nilly.
There are some big-name indie composers on board too such as Austin Wintory, Romain Gauthier, and Zircon providing some brilliant soundtracks so pick it up while it lasts; at the time of posting the bundle will be available for just over another week.
Goodness, has it really been this long since posting? Yes, it has.
Anyway, rhetorical nonsense aside, here are some things I’ve been working on over the past few months.
Firstly, Rival Threads is still full steam ahead with additional characters added to the playable roster and a whole host of additional content that is as yet firmly under wraps. Another exciting piece of news regarding Rival Threads is we are collaborating with voice actress (and singer) Amanda Lee on a couple of songs for the game. Here’s a no-vocal version of the main theme tune I whipped up a few weeks ago:
Rival Threads will also feature a series of collectable ‘story chapters’, each of which will be fully animated and have various accompanying music composed by me. Three of the chapters can already be viewed online, the remaining ones will only be available in game as they contain major spoilers.
Also, the guys who are developing Wyv and Keep have just unveiled a new project they have been working on for a little while, appositely titled Smash Box. I’m working with them on the soundtrack and going for something entirely different to the Wyv and Keep score (yes, not a pan pipe in sight!). Check out the trailer below:
One drawback of these posts that contain scraps of information from various projects is I’m always left with the nagging feeling I’ve forgotten something…
Well, it’s getting there. Wyv and Keep is inching closer and closer to a full release and what’s even better, it’s just been included in the latest Indie Royale game bundle for a fraction of its normal retail price.
ALSO, if you purchase the Indie Royale bundle, you get a free download of the Wyv and Keep soundtrack (in both MP3 and FLAC for the high fidelity inclined).
Huzzah! You can now download a free 8 level preview of ‘Wyv and Keep’ and even preorder the full game which will give you access to the private beta and all sorts of other goodies.
This is of course still an early preview so there will almost certainly be some tweaks to the music and sound effects and we’re adding lots and lots* of new content for the full game. So if you’re playing through and something bugs you leave a comment on the site and we’ll have it seen to for the final version :)