Over the Alps Apple Arcade
Game DeveloperStave Studios
Music and Sound DesignAndy Huckvale
Over the Alps video game was launched on the Apple Arcade platform in 2020.
Andy was tasked to compose music for the main theme, an intro sequence, and the action and background music. In addition, Andy created foley and sound fx for the game.
Writing about the experience, he says: "This was a new avenue for me, as I’m used to writing to picture at the end of production. However the music needed to be written alongside the game development, so I chatted with the team about the atmosphere they wanted to evoke and looked through some of the illustrations to get an idea of the vibe."
This is an adventure set in the Alpine region during World War II, so Andy combined authentic Swiss folk instruments, 40s big band sounds, and film scoring techniques from classic movie serials, to evoke the setting.