Freshman development house Sabotage Studio released The Messenger to an excited audience in late August 2018, and the response from players was almost unanimously positive. The Ninja Gaiden-esque gameplay was tight and fun, and the soundtrack was HUGE and featured both NES and Genesis style renditions of nearly every amazing track. On today’s VGMbassy, Ed invites composer Rainbowdragoneyes, aka Eric Brown, to have a chat about the game’s music and development. Since he was brought on-board while the game was in it’s infancy, Eric has a lot of insight about the game’s production as well as commentary on his own soundtrack. Enjoy this in-depth look at what some people are calling indie game of the year!
Check out all of Eric’s bands and side projects at the following links:
Rainbowdragoneyes – Eric’s solo “Extreme Chiptune Dance Metal” project
Nekrogoblikon – American Melodic Death Metal
Magic Hammer– Extreme Dance Music
Vale of Pnath – Technical Death Metal
Swashbuckle – Pirate Metal
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The Messenger (PC, Switch, 2018)
Developed by Sabotage Studio
Published by Devolver Digital
All Songs Composed by Eric W Brown
1 – A Ninja’s Respite (Ninja Village 8-bit)
2 – Harness the Winds/ Harnessing the Winds (Howling Grotto)
3 – Quillshroom’s Horrors/ The Queendom of Quills (Quillshroom Marsh)
4 – The Frozen Light/ The Frozen Dark (Glacial Peak)
5 – The Arcane Golem (Boss)
6 – The Arcane Shoppe/ The Shopkeeper
7 – Find a Way/ Know the Way (Dark Cave)
8 – The Poisoned River/ The Blue River (Riviere Turquoise)
9 – Manfred the Sky Serpent
10 – To Break the Curse/ A Melody to Break the Curse (Music Box)
11 – Staff Roll (End Credits)