How does one craft the music for a game like echochrome
? It must have been a challenge to create the ambiance necessary for such an abstract puzzle game, but Hideki Sakamoto was up to the challenge. Speaking with Siliconera
, the musician noted the need for simplicity to match the game's visual style. echochrome
is a game that needs no language, and Sakamoto wanted to convey that through a sound that's universally appealing. "
Considering that the visual aspect of the game is strikingly simple, I had it in mind not to let the music overpower the overall design.
I wanted to avoid distracting the player by using unusual sound effects or unfamiliar instruments.
Classical music seemed to me the best choice because it is universal."
One of the challenges of crafting the musical landscape for echochrome
was creating a sound that doesn't necessarily move the player in a particular way. "In Echochrome
, the important thing was for the player to have such feelings, just for their own sake.
There was no sense of striving to manipulate the player's emotions, and that was something of a realization for me as a musician."
Please read the entire interview at Siliconera
for more. It really is quite fascinating. Samples of the soundtrack can be heard here
. The soundtrack is available for import at Play-Asia