Some exciting news today! We can officially announce now that our entire soundtrack will be music create the composer Jon Hopkins, award nominated musician and creator of the ‘Monsters’ soundtrack, as well as being internationally renowned for his production and collaborative work with artists like Brian Eno, Coldplay, and Imogen Heap.
Vessel will have 10 tracks of Jon’s music, which we are dynamically remixing as you play the game using a custom music engine. As you play through the puzzles the music will change as you get through each step. Our audio director Leonard Paul and programmer Kieran Lord set it up and it sound phenomenal, it really adds to the experience. Check out this behind the scenes/technical look at how the dynamic music works:
We’ve actually had Jon’s music in the game under a temporary license for the entire length of development, which Jon and his production company were kind enough to offer. This good fortune has allowed us to grow the game around the music – the tone, feel, gameplay, and visuals have all been dramatically influence by the music, so it’s all one cohesive package. Now everything is sorted and we are go for launch!
We also released our second invention report video today, featuring of course a Jon Hopkins soundtrack as well. Check it out:
Launch in less then a week…. This is going to be good.