Tuesday, 16 October 2012

5 Bucks to Burn: To the Moon from Freebird Games

5 Bucks to Burn

     This is a series dedicated to Indie Game Music whose albums are good but don't get enough recognition to mainstream gamers. Why not put this with a Lost in the Music? Some albums, while very good, are sadly too short to warrant a full article.

     However these albums are good and deserve a mention. The people behind these albums are incredibly talented and they deserve to be recognized. Five Bucks to Burn will showcase these artists.

To the Moon

     What can I say about a soundtrack that I haven't played. Usually I have played a game before sitting down to listen to the soundtrack, but sometimes I will get the soundtrack long before I get the game and To the Moon is an example. Luckily I was able to buy the game on Steam (available for 12.99 for both the game and soundtrack) so hopefully I can get around to the game which has inspired such a wonderful, but depressingly sad soundtrack.

     As I said, the soundtrack itself has an air of sadness and finality to it. From the research I have gathered for the game, it fits the mood of the game quite well. Normally I prefer songs that give me hope, or a sense of adventure, but for some reason, I really like this soundtrack. I know I reference this song alot, but this soundtrack is much like Beneath the Earthen Womb from Illusion of Gaia where it has reflect on the sadder parts of growing up.

     There needs to be soundtracks like this. It helps reinforce the decisions you have made growing up while having you look towards a brighter future. While I am not suggesting that all games become depressing or melancholic, it sometime pays to listen to one of them so you can remember where you came from and how you persevered through your trials.

     If you are interested in this soundtrack, you can grab it off of Steam or from Freebird Games website. It is well worth the price and you will be helping indie developers.

     This is Daimo Mac and I am lost in the music. 

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