Hi! I’m Alan, the Creative Director here at Secret Sorcery, and I’m super excited to introduce our next dev blog. In this one, we focus on the sound and music in the game! This particular subject is close to my heart having spent many years as Audio Director at Evolution Studios, so forgive me for indulging in a little extra care and attention with the introduction to this post.
Early on in the project, we knew we wanted to do something special with the sound and music in our debut VR title, Tethered, so we turned to Kenny Young, a veteran of creative sound design and an inspirational musical talent. I’ve known Kenny for many years, often admiring his excellent work on games like LittleBigPlanet and in particular Tearaway but, disappointingly, our professional paths had never really crossed. With Tethered being our first foray into VR game development, we were hyper aware of the possibilities for immersion that the medium presented to us and because of that I knew that audio was going to play a huge part in ensuring that the sense of immersion possible with VR was realised.
Welcome back to the Secret Sorcery dev blog where we’ll be keeping you up to date with progress on Tethered, our VR debut title launching on PlayStation VR in October.
This week, we’ve got a new gameplay video for you to take a look at. In this one, we follow a Peep from hatching through to taking on a profession. When playing Tethered, it’s really easy to get lost in the depth and complexity of strategies you can employ, so we’ve done our best to keep as focused on the task as possible.
Let’s get straight to it. If you’re here, it’s probably because you want to see Tethered in action – We’ve got you covered!
Of course, without a VR headset you’re missing out on the beautifully crafted immersion that the hand-painted art style and lush and expansive audio presentation offer, but we can still show you some awesome gameplay footage, captured in real time as the game is played. So let’s get to it!