The Icelandic rock band Sigur Rós will collaborate on the Snufkin: Melody of Moominvalley game soundtrack! Watch the new trailer to get a taste of the new musical game.
Snufkin: Melody of Moominvalley is a cosy musical adventure game where music plays a significant role. The game features a symphony of quests and characters, and Snufkin is on a quest to restore the harmony of Moominvalley. The newly launched collaboration of Sigur Rós for the soundtrack will complement the ambient game designed for both children and adults.
“Many don’t realise how important the audio and music in video games are, but it’s probably the most effective way to get the right mood and atmosphere. Developing the audio of the game is to be equally important as the visual aspects, and of course, they both need to work perfectly together”, says Are Sundnes, co-founder and CEO at Hyper Games.
The soundtrack features music from (), the album from iconic Icelandic post-rock band Sigur Rós, as well as arrangements from composer and sound designer Oda Tilset.
Music from the wild landscapes of rock, fire and ice
The Icelandic band Sigur Rós has been making soaring, atmospheric post-rock music since 1994. Known for their ethereal sound that combines cinematic soundscapes and classical, minimal elements, Sigur Rós’ music will create an engaging, wholesome layer to this cosy adventure game developed with utter admiration for Snufkin’s way of life.
The band calls home an island that is a wild landscape of volcanic rock, fire and ice, with mountains, glaciers and sea in every direction – sceneries that might as well be drawn from the early Moomin books.
The musical match sounds like quite a dream come true. How did the award-winning game studio Hyper Games end up getting such an iconic band to feature on the game’s soundtrack?
“We want the game to feel very Nordic, and the sound of Sigur Rós has some of the most Nordic atmosphere I can imagine”, says Are Sundnes.
“Honestly, I’m a huge fan of their music, and it could have been almost any of their albums. But we really like () because of its dynamic and melancholic sound, and have chosen tracks that we feel can represent different parts and moods of Moominvalley”, Sundnes adds.
Watch the fresh new game trailer to get a taste of what the game will sound like! The trailer showcases a scene with Snufkin playing the harmonica and the players trying to match the melody.
“Restore the beauty of Moominvalley with the help of friends, music, and lighthearted vandalism”
The game is an ambient and wholesome experience for both kids and adults, combining open world-mechanics with puzzles, stealth and melodic elements.
In the game, the strict Park Keeper has built hideous parks everywhere and disrupted the natural balance of Moominvalley. Snufkin needs to help everyone bring the valley back to its beautiful origin.
The aim is to get the Park Keeper and his horrible parks out of Moominvalley with the help of a trusty harmonica, a bit of stealth, and the friends Snufkin will meet along the way!
Explore and protect Moominvalley on PC and consoles in 2023 – and wishlist the game on Steam in the meantime:
Snufkin: Melody of Moominvalley is a musical adventure game in which Snufkin needs to restore the harmony of Moominvalley.
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