If Adhesive Games Ltd. can pull off what this trailer video of in-game footage from their upcoming title “Hawken” promises, Bethesda is going to have some real competition coming up fast in years to come.
“We have a lot of friends in both the indie game and freelance composer scene. So one day I decided to get them all on board and finally create something special together,” says Beck Peccoz, “You don’t really have that many chances to cooperate with other composers when doing indie game music.”
He then called up his former fellow students, indie composers from all over Germany and the local munich audio scene. They were all provisioned with the Astroslugs theme song and only one request: “Please take this piece of music and make something great out of it that reflects your music style.”
The album entitled “Astroslugs & Friends – Theme and Variations” currently consists of nine tracks by seven different composers. If you’re fast, you can get the album for free from the Bit Baron’s Bandcamp Account. The first 200 downloads will be completely free of charge, afterwards there’ll be a pay-what-you want sale.
Los Angeles based composer Jeehun Hwang is something of a legend in hardcore video gamer circles having written music for such titles as Quake, Mech Warrior 2 and Heavy Gear. IndieGameReviewer got this exclusive interview with the composer about how he got started and his upcoming projects.