We’re not sure how often musical interests and zombie interests overlap, but it’s happened now thanks to three new tracks being released from Undead Labs for their upcoming zombie game, State of Decay.
The tracks were posted today on Undead Labs’ site. Unfortunately, none of them are in video format, so you’ll have to listen to them via crude MP3 formats by clicking on each link below. They should be worth it though, since they’re impeccably well produced and teeming with energy. What’s even more awesome is that musical legend Jesper Kyd has apparently composed some of these tracks and/or assisted with them. In term of game soundtracks, you don’t get much more high-caliber than that.
I’ve provided a brief summary/opinion of each track below, because pretentiousness.
This one has a sort of grim ‘wild west’ vibe going for it, interspersed with some synth and piano bits. It’d be perfect for accompanying exploration across the game’s environments, which is what we’re betting it’ll be used for. Maybe a scene in which you’re walking past a rundown city/town that once use to teem with civilization? Oh, the reflective emotion.
This track ratchets up the tension with more of an action-oriented feel, complimented by conflicting feelings of hope and despair. This one would be great for use in the background during combat.
This one is, at least in my insignificant opinion, the best of the bunch. A tragic and piercing piece at first, it flows brilliantly into a more lightweight, lucid form and paces itself very well throughout. It’s mix of various instruments is commendable indeed. It’d probably fit well with any scenario in the game, though perhaps a more story-oriented moment would be the best match.
Which track is your favorite and why? Let us know!
State of Decay releases sometime in 2013 on PC and Xbox Live Arcade, and is on our Big 12 list.