I’m working on an indie spy game called SpyParty that is still in the pretty early stages, but one thing it’s missing is a cool musical soundtrack. Music adds a lot to any experience, obviously, and it’s really time for me to add some to the prototype, even if it’s temporary, just to set the mood. It’s a glaring enough omission that one playtester got out his iPhone and played a Miles Davis song on it while he played. :)
The game takes place at a fancy cocktail party, think “the ambassador’s mansion” or similar. The gameplay is pretty tense, and is about behavior and subtlety, so too action-y would be bad. You can find more descriptions of the gameplay on the site, along with some (ugly) screenshots.
The art direction for the game is distinctly “early gameplay prototype” right now, but eventually it will be stylized and polished. Think The Incredibles or TF2, or something in that vague direction. I don’t want it to be too “sixties” like Austin Powers; it should be somewhat timeless.
Jazz is an obvious choice for timelessness, but it needs to be not too “solo oriented” jazz, or it’s distracting.
Awesome, but too upbeat & solo-y for the game:
Surfy, “spy-fi” music might be a bit cliched, but could be cool if it was mellow. This is interesting, but probably too surf and too hectic:
This is kind of interesting in the middle for a modern twist, but probably too far in that direction:
All ideas and pointers would be greatly appreciated!