Today we want to tell you about an aspect of RoboTraps that has special importance to us: The music.
When we envisioned RoboTraps, it was clear the game would need some fitting score to go with its special style. However, as we at Poltergames are starving students, we couldn’t afford to have our sound created by an expensive composer or performed by a gigantic orchestra. Instead we got something better! Kevin MacLeod‘s incompetech.com is a website hosting hundreds of music pieces – all free of charge, as long as you give Kevin credit. We think that credit was more than deserved, which is why the complete score of RoboTraps comes from Kevin’s website.
Now you might ask, why do we post about this? Shouldn’t we be ashamed of using royalty free music and rather try to cover this up? And the answer is, we don’t know what we should, but we most certainly aren’t ashamed, and we don’t want to cover this up either. Kevin’s music is brilliant. It fits RoboTraps to a T, and we honestly doubt we could’ve achieved a similar result elsewhere. Other royalty free music sources out there couldn’t compare, either.
All we regret is that we didn’t have the money on our hands to give Kevin the share he deserved. So for now, what we can and want to do is to give Kevin a shout out, another big “thank you for the music”, and tell all of you about this amazing site of his. Kevin actually does compose new music for pay. So if any of you ever need some music for your own production, go to incompetech.com and ask this guy. We’d love to do so too once we can. Or if you use his music for free, consider leaving a few bucks as a sign of appreciation. He’s got the Poltergames Seal of Approval, after all.