Sidhe Interactive‘s PSN spaced-out retro brick-breaker Shatter hasn’t just been winning accolades for great gameplay, the soundtrack’s been picking up a few nods as well. And rightly so, the soundtrack is a “retro-inspired, modern-crafted audio journey” that runs for nearly an hour and a half and takes gamers through a mind-bending, “trance-tacular” soundscape.
And, to celebrate the game’s success, Sidhe are offering a very special holiday deal: pick up the entire soundtrack for just US$1. Even if you don’t know what you’re in for, go buy it now before reading on.
The album itself was created by musician Module, who worked closely with the game production studio over the course of the games 12+ month development period. By the time the final note was placed, the project had grown into an innovative, immersive experience packed with elements of stadium rock, 80s new wave, soaring guitar solos, driving bass and a touch of intergalactic space rock opera. I’m listening to it now, and it’s amazing.
Like the soundtrack to Rez, this is one collection of tunes that will rise above the game itself and enjoy a life of its own.
If haven’t already been educated and would like to know what all the Shatter fuss is about, then the game is available for $7.99 in the US, £4.99 in the United Kingdom and €5.99 in Europe (or, if you wanted to try something a little different, you can pick it up through Amazon, too).
(Thanks to Nick for the headsup!)