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RPGFan: What are your goals with the game, musically? Who will be composing the music? Will you be offering the soundtrack as a download for those who ultimately purchase the final game, or is it just for Kickstarter backers?

TrebuchetJustin Bell, Obsidian Audio Overlord: Above all, we want the music to enhance and support the rich narrative and setting of Project Eternity. To accomplish that we'll use strong themes that are performed by distinctive and interesting instrumental ensembles. Ultimately we want the score to be every bit as memorable as the Infinity Engine game soundtracks are. As for composer, we don't have anything to announce just yet, but you should definitely expect more on that in the future. Lastly, we do want to release the soundtrack after the Kickstarter ends and we're exploring the various options to do that as well.

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Music is critically important, particularly *not* reusing the same tracks over and over again and having a variety of pieces. Another pitfall is when you only have a short-loop track for a location you're bound to revisit or spend a lot of time at. If there was one place they should pick a battle, it would be that: find a way to make it a much longer track for the stronghold or house or city X, or ways to change up the variety.

 

For instance, what if you hired bards or singers and just went with ambient sound, meaning that the music changed as you wandered to and fro in a location - sometimes the clanging of a smithy or clamor of a crowd might be ascendant, other times the strumming of a lute or plucking of a harp...

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First off, thanks to everyone who has written in and followed this thread. I'm happy to announce that, due in no small part to this conversation, that we have a new stretch goal that will add Live Musicians to the soundtrack!

 

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/obsidian/project-eternity/posts

 

Thank you again for this inspiring conversation. Please, spread the word and help us get those live musicians!

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Well, first I'd just like to chime in with those who liked the Arcanum soundtrack.. It's one of my favorites of all time, and I actually still listen to it regularly at home and at work. That said, nothing against anyone who doesn't like the string quartet thing, tastes differ.

 

Regarding the live music stretch goal, I would LOVE to see that. In fact, I'd love to volunteer as a free musician. I'm sure the community following this game has a few excellent musicians within it that would love to contribute their talents, gratis, to see them integrated into an awesome game. May be a bit difficult to organize, but definitely cheaper!

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First off, thanks to everyone who has written in and followed this thread. I'm happy to announce that, due in no small part to this conversation, that we have a new stretch goal that will add Live Musicians to the soundtrack!

 

http://www.kickstart...-eternity/posts

 

Thank you again for this inspiring conversation. Please, spread the word and help us get those live musicians!

 

300 000 and 4 hours to achieve this ....

 

Only thing we need to achieve this is Ultralisk rush, Rocky Balboa, Chuck Norris ...or ....Elmisnter

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I have no doubt they music will be great either way... but yeah, live would be a nice extra.

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I agree that that is such a stupid idiotic pathetic garbage hateful retarded scumbag evil satanic nazi like term ever created. At least top 5.

 

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First off, thanks to everyone who has written in and followed this thread. I'm happy to announce that, due in no small part to this conversation, that we have a new stretch goal that will add Live Musicians to the soundtrack!

 

http://www.kickstart...-eternity/posts

 

Thank you again for this inspiring conversation. Please, spread the word and help us get those live musicians!

 

Excellent news! And really nice to see developers caring about the views of fans.

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Do let us hear some of what you're working on, every so often during the development process! If I can hum a tune in anticipation life will be good ;)

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