Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Game Audio: SCP-899


Preliminary sound design for the game "SCP-899", currently in progress from Chicago indie developer Aaron Thompson.

The game is based on an entry from SCP Foundation, an experimental fiction wiki.

The player encounters an ephemeral presence that manifests as a group of elusive, taunting children. At times the entities turn hostile, as demonstrated toward the end of this piece.

I put together this mix as a sketch of potential sound elements that could appear in the game. Thanks to voice artist Heidi Berg for her work here! The early section of this mix features recordings of actual children sweetened with Heidi's voice in the background. When we get to the violence, though, that's all her.

Music is placeholder (Thompson will be composing his own tracks for the project).

More sound design + music by Mike Hallenbeck for games: juniorbirdman.com/music/games.html

Mike Hallenbeck home page: juniorbirdman.com