This soundtrack contains music from and inspired by The Last Symphony, a narrative driven hidden object game developed in 2012 by Shoefish Games and the Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Game Lab.
Play the game: gambit.mit.edu/loadgame/thelastsymphony.php
Interview with Clara Fernández-Vara (Product Owner, Researcher) & Richard Gould (Composer & Sound Designer): techtv.mit.edu/videos/21488-the-last-symphony-game-design-research
A note from the composer: The music is strongly interwoven with the story of the Carmine siblings and can reveal certain elements of the story (if you pay attention). Think of it as a sort of musical hidden object game. There are specific melodies, harmonies and instrumentations associated with the characters and objects within the game. I hope you enjoy this soundtrack and I encourage you to play the game that inspired it.
"As the player builds a logical grouping of objects, a harmonious symphony swells. The music in the game is absolutely lovely, and perfectly compliments the soft, hand-drawn art." - Leigh Alexander, Gamasutra
released 06 November 2012
Music Composed and Orchestrated by Richard Gould
Live Cello performed by Ro Rowan
Live Violin performed by Richard Ludlow
Additional Audio Editing by Matthew Hines
Album Artwork by Alex Kintner
Special Thanks: First and foremost, I would like to thank all the members of Shoefish Games. It was a joy to work alongside you all, your inspiring work ultimately drove me to create this soundtrack. I would like to thank my family without whose support I wouldn't be where I am doing what I love every day. I want to thank the entire GAMBIT Game-Lab staff for affording us all such a wonderful opportunity to work alongside each other, on such unique projects in wonderful surroundings. I would like to thank my professors at Berklee who share their knowledge and inspire me to reach my full potential. A special note of thanks goes to Laurynn who put up with me during the long evenings during which I worked on this soundtrack. Lastly, I would like to thank those who contributed directly to this work out of kindness alone, Richard, RoRo, Matt and Alex.
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