009 IVGM – Tom Snively, Peru Theme: Digology

InsideVGM-150In this episode, I talk about one of my game soundtrack songs, the Peru Theme from the upcoming archaeology game Digology from Robo Ra Games.

Next week I am interviewing Gordon McGladdery / A Shell In The Pit about the music from Rogue Legacy. If you have any questions for him, email tom@insidevgm.com or tweet at me on Twitter @TomSnively.

In this episode, I cover the following:

  • In May I wrote three songs and did sound effects for an archaeology game called Digology being developed by Robo Ra Games.Digology
  • In Digology, you are traveling around the world, excavating bones and artifacts for your museum. I wrote a museum theme for orchestra, a Montana theme using Native American instruments, and this Peruvian theme using Peruvian instruments.
  • I did all three songs in Bb major and/or G minor so it would flow smoothly as you change locations in the game. I also used a 4-note motif (G Bb C high G) in all three songs. I demonstrated the motif in the Montana and Museum Themes.
  • I described the chord progression of the song
  • I went through the sounds I used, primarily from Garritan World Instruments, playing a portion of the tracks. They were South American harp, Andean Panpipes, Peruvian Panpipes, Quena and Bombo. I also used the Big Equator Pad synth from Omnisphere.
  • I then played the Peru Theme

The “Digology – Early Development Gameplay Teaser” video:

To vote “yes” for Digology on Steam Greenlight, go to insidevgm.com/digology. You can find Robo Ra Games at RoboRaGames.com, on Facebook at facebook.com/RoboRaGames or Twitter @RoboRaGames.

If you are or know a game developer that needs music or sounds for the game, I would love to help. Email tom@insidevgm.com or tweet at me on Twitter @TomSnively.

Is there a game composer you’d like to hear from? Let me know and I will reach out to them for an interview. Email tom@insidevgm.com or tweet at me on Twitter @TomSnively.

You can hear my album Major 7ths and Minor 9ths on Bandcamp. You can stream it for free or download it for “pay what you want.” You can try my game Match Em and Molecular Music Box by finding the links on tomsnively.com/credits.

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