Friday, April 11, 2008

ItFR: Theme Music!

After listening to the full Community Music Pack on my Ipod and rating the 235 songs it contains during the past several months, I have finally compiled a short list of 19 of the songs which I'll use to build the soundtrack for Into the Forgotten Realms.

The following song I have picked as Into the Forgotten Realms' official theme. It's called Arena and it was composed by Justin Durban/Edgen.



I don't know yet where or even if it will be featured in game, but this piece is the one that best reflects the vision I have of the mod, made of equal parts heroism, tension, and tragedy.

I'm thinking I'll probably use it, at the very least, in the trailer for ItFR which I intend to do down the line. It could also go into the mod as the closing credits theme. We'll see.


While we're talking music, here's another track that's at the top of my chart. It's from the upcoming Misery Stone mod. The song is by bardic superstar Lexi AKA SpeakingBeast AKA Jason Roy. It's called Calimport Kiss. Man I love this song. Brilliant stuff.


Liso said...

I've been listening to the music you put together. Very nice :)

As for Jason's music. I find him to be very talented. And I always looks forward to knew things he has come up with for Misery Stone.

Thanks for sharing :)


Jclef said...

To say I'm flattered would be an understatement. :D

Thank you very much, GPS!

E.C.Patterson said...

Thanks Liso! And you're very welcome, J.!

Ladyelvenstar said...

You're welcome, jclef - keep up the great work on your music!

I completely agree with you, Liso! :)

Lariam said...

ItFR looks like it's shaping up to be something really neat one day. :)

Shadowdale, mid 1370s - in case you haven't checked them out, I believe that the recent Grand History of the Forgotten Realms book (the last couple of pages) might have some concise info about the recent events in those parts of the realms. Also, you've presumably checked out the recent adventure book set in there - Shadowdale: The Scouring of the Land?

Anyway, I really look forward to playing this mod at some point! The screenies (and the info) are awesome.

Lariam said...

Another attempt at giving the link...

Ernie Noa said...

I like the track that came up with the post. I've used it previously and also plan to include it with Hythum. Great stuff. Excellent choice.

E.C.Patterson said...

@Lariam: I'm very happy you've found your way here, and glad too you find ItFR promising!

I didn't know about the Great History. Thanks for the reference!I'm trying to make the mod as faithful as I can to the established lore, while maintaining the intent of the original material (which was written when little even existed about the FR!). Nevertheless, I'm really hoping there will be a lore expert or two among beta testers to catch any glaring incoherencies. :)

@Ernie: Happy to hear we share musical tastes! It doesn't surprise me that such a great (royalty-free) song is so widely used!

Lariam said...

Yup - I noticed that you're weaving the story into the "contemporary" Realms. It just occurred to me that a lot has been going on recently in the relevant areas, Myth Drannor being in the process of being reclaimed by the elves and all. Who knows - perhaps I'll be available for doing some testing. Although I wouldn't count myself among the FR lore experts. :)

E.C.Patterson said...

Lariam: That would be wonderful if you were available for some testing down the line! I do count you as one of the most knowledgeable person about FR in the community and I'm sure you'd bring a lot to the polishing process.

The open beta will hopefully be pretty much bug free so it'll be more an exercise in making game play and story adjustments and improvements. Much of the bug hunting will be done in internal beta testing, spearheaded by GPS' epic level bug hunter, SirChet.

SirChet said...

Say hello to my little friend, (size 11.5 shoe) you dirty stinking bugs! Come boo, we have bugs to smite...scree scree.<--Boo battle cry!

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