Games like Harvest Moon and Stardew Valley have captured the imagination of millions of gamers around the world, so it’s only natural that other game developers have attempted to capitalize on the farming concept that these titles are so well-known for. Today, Ed is joined by farm owner and game composer (Catlandia RPG, Pandora; Chains of Chaos) Ryan Steel to check out the soundtracks to games in which farming plays a major role. From popular titles like Monster Rancher 4 to interesting indies like Staxel, there’s acres of well-crafted music in this episode!
Catlandia, an Adorable (and Challenging) RPG, Soundtrack by Ryan:
Ryan’s upcoming title, Pandora – Chains of Chaos:
Pandora’s Developer, Party Llama Games, on Twitter:
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1 – “Loftiness” from Monster Rancher 4 (PS2, 2003) Composed by Hiroshi Miyazaki
2 – “Gardens” from Staxel (PC, 2018) Composed by Curtis Schweitzer
3 – “Autumn Joy” from Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life (GC, PS2, 2004) Composed by Hiroshi Nakajima
4 – “Planetary Pioneer (Summer Mix)” from Verdant Skies (PC, 2018) Composed by Troy Strand
5 – “Falling Leaves” from My Time at Portia (Switch, PS4, Windows, Xbox One, 2018) Composed by Claude Ruelle
6 – “Dreamy Day (Willowdown Farm)” from Kynseed (PC, 2018 [early access]) Composed by Matthijs den Daas
7 – “Blue Lagoon/ Credits Theme” from Super Farm (PS2, 2003) Composed by Frédéric Motte
8 – “Tavern” from Graveyard Keeper (Linux, Mac, Switch, PS4, PC, XB1, 2018) Composed by Hamza El Hamri
9 – “Main Title Theme/ Tread Fast” from Farming Simulator 17 (PC, PS4, Mac, XB1, 2017) Composed by Tom Peters and Greg McDonald (Audio Network)
10 – “Play Theme (Night)” from Autonauts (PC, 2019) Composed by Colin Anderson (PilotNotFlying)