An role-playing game reminiscent of old school Might and Magic, while bringing that formula into the new age with updated graphics, mechanics and general gameplay.
Before I get on to the update, I just wanted to take a second to remind everyone that if you haven't already, be sure to stop by the Kickstarter Campaign and check it out. I really appreciate any time you take to look through it as well as pledge.
On to the Update!!
My name is Mike Skalandunas and I am the composer for Arakion. I’d like to take a moment to give you an idea of what you’ll hear on Arakion’s soundtrack, as well as some samples of works-in-progress.
I've decided to use a blend of acoustic (mostly orchestral) instruments and sound design to create a sound fitting for Arakion’s aesthetic. The acoustic instruments work well with the fantastical architecture and character design, while the sound design and ambience is a great backdrop for the abyss that surrounds your characters and the floating islands that remain.
The first piece of music I’d like to present is Arakion’s main theme. This piece is meant to give the feel for the game as a whole, as it has a sombre tone that slowly becomes more and more triumphant. I wanted this to be an accurate representation of your character’s journey to rebuild their world. This piece still needs some revision, but this is a good indication of what the finished product will sound like.
This second piece of music serves a much simpler purpose, as it’ll be the in-town background music. It’s pleasant, sometimes uplifting, and just keeps building and building. This piece is unfinished and will need to be expanded upon.
This final sample, currently known as “The Destruction,” is meant to give an impression of the destroyed world that your character is trying to rebuild. This piece is unfinished and will need to be fleshed out just a bit more as well.
Besides the actual musical content, I’m hoping that the soundtrack can be adaptive as well. Having the music change situationally brings another level of immersion in that is hard to replicate, even if it’s just a simple crossfade of roaming to battle music.
I hope you all enjoy the music, and thank you for backing Arakion!
And if you haven't seen it already be sure to check out the trailer!
Couldn't use Kickstarter? Now's your chance to help fund Arakion with Indiegogo! Only 8k to go for Winters Edge!! T.co
Oct 9 2012, 9:47pm by arakiongame
I just wanted to take a second today to say thanks, the Kickstarter campaign ended with Arakion at almost 200% funded!
Oct 7 2012, 2:04pm by arakiongame
Arakion is in it's final day! New add-ons have been announced for Arakion backers. Be sure to check them out!! T.co
Oct 6 2012, 11:51am by arakiongame
Arakion has officially hit the second stretch goal!! If you haven't already be sure to check out all the new updates! T.co
Oct 5 2012, 2:06pm by arakiongame
Oct 1 2012, 8:59pm by arakiongame
Arakion has reached 500 backers!
Sep 21 2012, 11:21am by arakiongame
Arakion has just hit the $10,000 mark! I want to once again thank everyone for their continued enthusiasm, let's keep it up!
Sep 14 2012, 11:31pm by arakiongame
Update 2 is up, be sure to check it out! T.co
Sep 13 2012, 8:35pm by arakiongame
Be sure read the article and check out my interview with Andrew Whipple over at The Plagued Gamer! T.co
Sep 12 2012, 4:45pm by arakiongame
Update 2 should be out today! Arakion is well over 30% funded! Drop by the Kickstarter if you haven't Already!! T.co
Sep 12 2012, 12:25pm by arakiongame