We are getting nearer to the finish line and one of the remaining things on our todo list for Grimrock 2 is music production. Like in Grimrock 1, in-game audio will only consists of ambient sounds and sound effects. This is a deliberate design choice and we think it really helps immerse you as the player to the world we have created. In Grimrock 1 we only had the Grimrock theme playing in the main menu, but this time we also have intro and outro cinematic videos and for those we need a cinematic score.
Enter Scoring Helsinki. Scoring Helsinki is a group of four music industry professionals with a studio conveniently located in Helsinki just a fifteen minute ride from our office. The guys approached us a few months ago and simply blew us away with their demo tracks. It did not take long for them to convince that they were the perfect guys for this job. Simply put, Perttu, Hannu and Henri of Scoring Helsinki are super-talented and the most hardworking guys we have had the pleasure working with. We can really recommend these guys, should you need Hollywood grade music for a movie, or soundtrack for a game, these guys can do it.
I’ll end my part here and let the guys do the greetings from their end.
“Hello dudes and dudettes!
We’ve been busy scoring the game for the last few weeks, and it’s coming together nicely. Currently we’re doing some final polishing for the tracks, doing some sound designing and getting started with the mixing process, so practically the production’s almost wrapped. It’s been extremely fun, lots of excellent live musicians, lots of various atmospheres, can’t wait for you to get to play the game and hear everything in context!
-Perttu, Hannu and Henri/Scoring Helsinki”