Video Game Music

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Joe Henson and Alexis Smith, collectively known as The Flight, say composing the soundtrack for Assassin's Creed Odyssey was a dream project. They were able to spend 18 months immersing themselves in discovering and recreating the sound of ancient Greek music and instruments and adapting it to fit the massive story and landscape of Assassin's Creed Odyssey. As they told me, their first step was to go shopping for authentic instruments – one of their favorite pastimes.

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The opportunity to write music for Destiny 2 and its subsequent expansions, including the just-released Forsaken is a dream come true for Pieter Schlosser. He says it was an incredible experience to have access to the themes that have become an iconic part of Destiny and "just go nuts with them!"

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Wilbert Roget describes his music for Anew: The Distant Light as a passion project. The game tells the story of a child shot into space to reach an alien moon twenty light years away, in the hope of finding a new home for humanity. The game is in development by Resonator Studios, and they've encouraged Will to create a soundtrack that references some of his favorite composers including Debussy, Stravinsky and Bartok to create his own uniquely distinctive sound.

Timespinner, from Lunar Ray Studios, is a loving tribute to those classic games like Castlevania and Metroid, reimagined for modern players and computers. Jeff Ball created a gorgeous soundtrack that's also a tribute to those earlier composers including Nobuo Uematsu.

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New Bretagne, the setting for the Victorian detective adventure Lamplight City, has menace and mystery lurking around every corner. Composer Mark Benis says it's that atmosphere and the divese characters, including Detective Miles Fordham, that provided the inspiration for his subtle soundtrack.

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