The much anticipated puzzler by Grey Box Games, RiME, has launched. And while the game is impressing many of its players through visuals, storytelling and puzzling (such as in our review by Luke Mitchel), it’s the music that seems to really stand out.
It’s not often that a video game is so impressive beyond its core game that we are able to express our enjoyment and delight beyond that of the gameplay itself, however there’s something truly beautiful at work here with RiME. Whilst the game is a masterpiece of jaw dropping scenic moments and heartfelt storyline, it’s the breathtaking and emotional soundtrack helping to bring it all together and setting RiME up to be a real stand out in this year’s gaming lineup.
Having taken the time to listen to the full OST for RiME (located here for those wanting to listen), there’s no denying that it’s an incredibly powerful soundtrack and one that’s capable of moving you even if you’re yet to play the game. But for those who have played RiME, the true musical stand out of the game can be found in Forgotten City, an original composition by artist Lindsey Stirling.
Lindsey is an American violinist, dancer, performance artist, and composer. Whilst her personal YouTube channel has been around since 2007, Lindsey might be best known as a quarter-finalist in the 2010 America’s Got Talent. Her unique blend of classical crossover, electronic and dubstep might sound like an odd mix in theory, but in reality, nothing could be further from the truth. As an artist, Stirling has captured the hearts of those who follow her and have listened to her music. This is her first time composing a piece for a video game and it’s little surprise to see her work showcased in RiME, because the two seem to blend together perfectly.
Sadly for those just getting onto the Lindsey Stirling fan train here in Australia, she just completed a whirlwind tour of our country showcasing her new album, Brave Enough. Stopping in Perth, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, Stirling played to packed crowds and we can only hope to see her back again sometime in the near future. Until then, check out her amazing video for Forgotten City from RiME below.