Record Label: Black Screen Records
Black Screen Records will release the official soundtrack to the critically acclaimed video game Risk of Rain on audiophile double vinyl. The soundtrack comes on heavyweight purple and gold 180g vinyl, in a beautiful gatefold sleeve with liner notes by composer Chris Christodoulou on the inside. It also features a free download code for the regular digital version as well as the so called „engineer edition“ which can be used to remix the album or learn how to play and perform the music.
Composer Chris Christodoulou on the soundtrack: “If someone asked me about my musical influences I would simply have them listen to Risk of Rain. Literally everything that has shaped me as a musician is in there. Which is why I'm forever grateful to Duncan and Paul for so graciously allowing me to write exactly the music I wanted without ever asking me to change one single note.”
With Risk of Rain the two young developers from Hopoo Games created an instant classic and proofed to make the right choice by hiring Chris Christodoulou as their composer. The roguelike indie game is dynamic and full of action which is greatly complemented by the electronic synth pop music, with its rich soundscapes and catchy trip hop beats. Risk of Rain is an action platformer/adventure game with randomized elements. The game is set in the distant future, where space transportation is common. Space trains carry passengers and goods all across space. A particular space train, however, had some very special cargo. Through a series of unfortunate events, this space train gets shot out of orbit and crash lands on a mysterious planet ... with one survivor. Risk of Rain is out now on PS4, PS Vita, Windows, Linux & Mac OS.
“The soundtrack is amazing. [...] Every track is an absolute blinder. Some of it actually reminds me of Deus Ex and Alexander Brandons Work.” - TotalBiscuit, The Cynical Brit
“From each precisely-timed leap that carries you from harm's way, to the crispy pixel visuals of you gunning down a preposterous giant crab, to the looming, grandiose soundtrack, right down to you laughing at the jokes in the main menu's unlockable encyclopedia: absolutely everything is as it should be.” - Eurogamer
“It builds skills smoothly without losing the sometimes masochistic difficulty, and it offers a sense of progression while maintaining permadeath. It's the kind of [game] I could recommend to almost anyone.” - Polygon (8,5/10)