Austin Wintory, Parov Stelar, Sabrepulse and La Rochelle Band Headline Musical Vanguard
Indie game development studio THREAKS, in conjunction with Reverb Publishing, announced today the music powering the upcoming mystical, underwater action-adventure, Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians. An outstanding line-up of international musical talents including Austin Wintory – music composer for the innovative titles flOw and Journey – show off their talent in Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians which uniquely ties music to gameplay in order to deliver a fully immersive experience.
“When I first met the THREAKS and they told me about their adventure platformer Beatbuddy, I thought to myself, ‘this could be fun!’ When they also told me it’s a rhythm-based music game, and that they would have artists like Parov Stelar involved – at that point, I reached for my pen looking where to sign,” states Austin Wintory, Grammy nominated composer and music contributor to Beatbuddy. “As if it weren’t enough, when I told them I was going to inject a bit of operatic vocals to that mix, they excitedly and shockingly said yes! This game is a blast, absolutely beautiful, and the THREAKS are some of the most genuine, hard-working and absolutely fantastic guys I’ve ever met. I am so honored to be part of this project.”
Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians takes players through six levels interwoven with tunes from the following artists:
- • Austin Wintory – “Stingin’ Swing”
- • Parov Stelar – “Beatbuddy Swing”
- • La Rochelle Band – “You’re the One”
- • Sabrepulse – “Love Swing”
- • Curtis Newton – “I’m Your Star”
- • Europa Deep – “Lost In Yesterday”
“It’s been a pleasure for me to produce a special track for Beatbuddy,” said Marcus Füreder (AKA Parov Stelar). “I’ve never worked in the gaming industry before, so this was a good experience for me. I love the fact that the result didn’t end up just on a soundtrack – it’s more than just a song on a soundtrack! I can’t wait to check out the final game!”
Winner of ‘Best Art’ and ‘Best Sound’ in Intel’s 2012 Level Up Game Demo Contest, Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians tells a story of an ethereal, blue creature who is awoken from his eternal slumber in order to save the world of Symphonia from losing music forever to Prince Maestro. Beatbuddy’s quest takes him to a series of worlds where he encounters vibrant characters, such as Harmony, Clef, Trebble, and Quaver, who aid him as he opens paths and solve puzzles on his journey. THREAKS has created a rich, interactive experience utilizing its patent-pending sound technology that syncs in-game animations with the beat, enabling players to experience music that is woven into the fabric of this action-adventure.
Developed by THREAKS and published by Reverb Publishing, Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians will be available on Steam starting August 6, 2013, for $14.99.