Howard Mostrom’s soundtrack for Planetary Annihilation released

In 2012, independent video game developer Uber Entertainment ran a massively successful Kickstarter campaign to produce the next-gen real-time strategy title Planetary Annihilation. Today, they released the epic orchestral soundtrack for the game across digital music providers such as Bandcamp and iTunes. The 26-track, hour-long soundtrack weaves an emotional tapestry about creation and the massive amounts of destruction players can wreak in the game.

Planetary Annihilation‘s original score was both composed and mixed by Uber Entertainment’s audio engineer Howard Mostrom. The score’s soothing strings, soaring chorals, and powerful percussion were performed by the Northwest Sinfonia and Chorale. Mostrom previously composed the scores for Monday Night Combat, Demigod, and Supreme Commander 2, among other games.

“Planetary Annihilation is an incredible game with an incredible scale,” composer Howard Mostrom said. “I wanted to pair that with an emotional score that could add to all the things players do in the game.” “Whether players are colonizing a deserted lava planet or if they’re pulverizing it with an asteroid bombardment, the soundtrack enhances the mood and the flavor.”

Posted on June 5, 2014 by Chris Greening. Last modified on June 5, 2014.

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