AE Heart is a cross between a top down action RPG and a strategic board game. Playing as The Dreamer, you have 30 days to do as much to save your dying world as you can. By day, you arrange the buildings in your town in order to unlock new dungeons and progress farther in the game, and by night you enter the dungeons to collect the resources you need to grow stronger and build better buildings.
Come hear a sample of the music from AE Heart! (Disclaimer: All songs written entirely by programmers with no composing experience. Hear how we did!)
Posted by TelenonTowers on Dec 26th, 2013
Adding music to a game always seems like something that can always be put off, since of all the aspects of a game, sound is the one that the least other aspects of the game depend on. Because of this, it's very easy to say "we'll just find someone to write the music later, right now we can ignore it and just program the game!" So when the time came to submit a version of AE Heart to the IGF, it dawned on us that we had no music, and no one who knew how to write music. So we learned! Here are a couple samples from our entirely programmer-composed soundtrack. We think they turned out pretty well! All these songs were made using NanoStudio, a very easy to learn music making program.
The main theme of AE Heart:
Theme of the Forest dungeon:
Theme from the Intro dungeon:
Theme from the Star dungeon:
The first boss theme:
That's it for now, let us know what you think!