We are delighted to announce the release of the original soundtrack for our story-driven adventure game Saltsea Chronicles!
An Original Soundtrack by Eli Rainsberry
IGF-nominated composer and sound artist Eli Rainsberry (No Longer Home, A Monster's Expedition) presents a musically hybrid score and soundscape guided by the spaces and characters of Saltsea Chronicles.
Saltsea Chronicles’ score is an atmospheric blend of traditional instruments and synthetic arrangements that help tell the story of a crew voyaging to find their missing captain.
The music, like the game and its storytelling, takes inspiration from TV compositional tradition: leaning into genre-based moments such as homecomings, spooky locations, romantic moments; as well as using recurring cues to help set location, tone and reinforce episodic structures.
Each chapter in the game wraps up with a TV-inspired animated sequence accompanied by a brand new original theme composed and arranged by Eli Rainsberry. They sought inspiration from a mix of animated TV show openings, and jazz artists such as DOMi & JD Beck, Chick Corea and Yoko Kanno. The Saltsea Chronicles title theme also features performances from musicians M Gewehr (drum arrangement, bass), TV-MA (flute), and Tyler Mire (trumpet).
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Below is a preview of excerpts from the original soundtrack:
Saltsea Chronicles is out now on Steam, PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch.
Set in a post-flood world, Saltsea Chronicles allows you to guide a misfit crew in search of their missing captain. The investigation and the decisions you make will see you explore a series of beautiful and intriguing islands, meet different communities, and see the lives of people built on the ruins of what came before – all as you unravel the mystery at the heart of the game.