The Old City
This 15 track soundtrack by Atrium Carceri was composed for the Narrative Philosophical game The Old City. Soothing string like atmospheres, distorted drones and brooding atmospheres carry the listeners throughout the album. The game went on to be critically acclaimed by reviewers and celebrated for it’s use of music to elevate the story and dreamlike scenes. While the influences of Atrium Carceri can be heard clearly, Simon Heath also takes a step away from the mythos of Atrium Carceri as he explores other audio techniques to elevate the atmosphere.
“There is a very melancholic feel to The Old City: Leviathan that brings peace to any willing gamer that plays it. It has this juxtaposing visual that combines ocular beauty, ordinary settings and fantastical fantasy realms that play with the character’s emotions without saying a word.” 4/5 We got this Covered.
“..masterful use of visual elements succeed in making the player guess if what they’re seeing is reality or ultimately a dream. The game’s sound is also an important part of the equation with haunting musical tracks that perfectly pair with the game’s various environments.”
8.8/10 Gaming Nexues
Steam game link: store.steampowered.com/app/297350/