Respawn! Austin Wintory's Underwater Adventure

Aug 5, 2016

Abzu screen shot
Credit Giant Squid

One of the most anticipated games this year is the underwater  experience, Abzu, from Giant Squid, a small studio that includes Matt Nava, one of the creators of the influential game, Journey. Award-winning composer Austin  Wintory  whose credits include Assassins's Creed Syndicate and Journey, is also on board to provide a beautiful soundtrack that compliments Abzu.  It's been a multi-year adventure, but the wait is finally over! Abzu released on August 2nd to rave reviews.

Just before the release, Austin came up for air to talk about his music for Abzu, and many other things....

Austin grew his score from the sound of a solo oboe, almost like a concerto, then added strings, other winds, and finally a chorus, to accompany the joyful freedom  of scuba diving.

The Abzu Soundtrack is available through directly from Austin on Bandcamp

Episode tracklist:

Austin Wintory:

Abzu: Osteoglossum bicurrhosum

Journey: Second Confluence

Assassin's Creed Syndicate: A Gauntlet Scherzo

Abzu: Elasmosaurus platyurus

          To Know, Water

  Hidegard von Bingen: O Ecclesia

Austin Wintory: Abzu:

         And the earth did not yet bear a name

         Seriola Ialandi

         Delphinus desphis

         No Field was formed

           

Production assistance from Sam Roberts