TOMB RAIDER DYNAMIC
Copyright 2014 Kejero Press Release
[ June 25 2014 ]
of the Tomb Raider series has created a 'Dynamic
Suite' of some of the best themes from the popular
Tomb Raider games and movies. "It's not a
remix of existing music," says Kejero, a
composer from Belgium with a passion for Core
Design and Crystal Dynamic's celebrated game series.
"It's a completely rewritten en re-orchestrated
18-minute suite of my favorite moments in these
suite is not just a regular piece of music: it's
also an experiment in dynamic music. "I've
always been fascinated with the concept of adaptive
music in video games: the idea that the music
in the background doesn't just fade in and out,
but actually adapts to the events on the screen
in a way that makes sense musically. It's a powerful
tool that helps to immerse the player in the story
and the world. I wanted to apply the same concepts
to a music suite, where for example, the listener
can trigger an 'action scene' at any moment, and
the music follows their lead."
is available as a regular piece of music in two
parts on YouTube. Part 1: The
Sanctum of the Ancients and Part 2: That
Kind of Attention.
real challenge," according to Kejero, "was
to implement this system in Flash, which has very
limited audio capabilities. I wanted to demonstrate
that adaptive music systems are really not as
scary as they're still often considered to be
by game developers. That you don't need any complex
tools or middleware to get good results. But mostly,
it's just a fun little experiment exploring both
these concepts and some of the best video game
music out there at the same time."
has previously ventured into the possibilities
of adaptive music in 'Kameleon', a short Flash
game which you can play for free on his website.
He previously released a similar dynamic suite
for Uncharted, which can also be found at www.kejero.com,
amongst other music. Recently he wrote the dynamic
music for Guppy, another experimental indie game
on Google PLAY, where you control a fish by only
moving its tail.
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