Guild Wars 2 Techno Soundtrack Kickstarter
One of the more interesting features of Guild Wars 2 is that players can easily modify the in-game music with custom playlists. So I got to thinking, wouldn't it be great if there was a ton of electronic music made specifically to fit those custom playlists?
Now, don't get me wrong, the symphonic soundtrack by Jeremy Soule is fantastic. But sometimes when you're gaming, you're just in the mood for something...different. Electronic music can represent a fresh change during the hundreds of hours you are sure to put into this game.
Guild Wars 2 allows you to customize the following playlists: Ambient, Battle, Underwater, City, Crafting, BossBattle, NightTime, and MainMenu. This allows for a huge array of styles ranging from trance, house, ambient, drum and bass, and so forth. I anticipate that this soundtrack will cover many different styles but be consistent with the themes that the playlists represent.
I am incredibly excited about the release of Guild Wars 2 and wanted to once again contribute to the fantastic community that Guild Wars has built. When I heard about the easily customizable in-game music, I saw a unique opportunity to provide some different styled music to the players.
I truly want this project to happen. I want to give something back to a community that has meant a lot to me over the years (I was involved with Machinima in Guild Wars 1 under the Max Damage Studios banner. Videos still available here. This project is a way to show the world that the Guild Wars community can come together to do something great. Guild Wars has always been about more than just the game: it's been about us: the players. We have shared our experiences and huddled around computers waiting with bated breath for the next Guild Wars 2 announcement. Now is our chance to come together again by helping build content for the game that will be ready when it's released. Get involved, and then tell a friend, post it to your guild forum, shout it at your local mall (though this may create an awkward moment of public confusion). You get the idea. This can't happen without your support! Pledge and then spread the word! Let's make Guild Wars 2 even more awesome.