New Dev Diary offers insight behind the sound of MARS 2120

Independent developer QUByte Interactive has today released a new Dev Diary offering further insight into the audio behind their upcoming futuristic action adventure MARS 2120 ahead of its 1.0 launch onto PC (Steam and Epic Store), Switch, PlayStation and Xbox Series consoles on August 1st!

This third in a series of Dev Diaries looks at the sound behind its Martian setting. Inspired by composers like Greek electronic musician Vangelis (Blade Runner) and Michael Nyman (Gattaca), the team at QUByte partnered with various composers to create a soundscape that matched each environment and scene the dev team was creating. Utilizing a range of electronic and orchestral sounds, the team created tracks that cover a wide range of emotions ranging from anxiety, to danger, to wonder, to suspense, to adrenaline. The team was committed to not taking the easy route of simply choosing common sci-fi sounds, but rather aimed to understand what role music plays on the player’s emotions, and what sounds would suit an epic adventure on Mars. In MARS 2120 the music and sound effects were made to be seen, in a kind of kinesthesia.

10. Juli 2024, von Thore Varga