CHAPTER 19 - PHOTO GALLERY
The author conducts the Nashville Scoring Orchestra / The Settlers: New Allies logo / Stefan Randelshofer and Benedicte Ouimet / Probability table for the Happy mood in the game / Featured guitarist Antoine Dufour / Screenshots and photos of the orchestra, soloists, and music team
CHAPTER 19 - EXCERPT
The Settlers: New Allies is the largest known procedural music score in history. This dynamic music score unfolds across 16,327 music files. The music is never the same twice and potentially never ends.
The score adapts on the fly to each player’s individual style; it reacts to game play and delivers a thematic experience without being repetitive; it evolves in aesthetically delightful and meaningful ways. That is pretty much the holy grail of game music.
Technically and creatively, this wildly ambitious score was the magnum opus of my music scoring career.
But The Settlers also sucked all the life out of me. Months after delivering the last music file I was still an empty shell. No energy. No motivation. My mind was in a perpetual fog. I had days of borderline depression, other times inexplicable punchiness, laughing at nothing at all. Is this what a nervous breakdown looks like?
Let us rewind the story and see how we got here...
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CHAPTER 19 - MUSIC GALLERY