The Card of Darkness OST

New music!


I did the soundtrack and sfx for the Apple Arcade game, Card of Darkness. It's is a hand-painted adventure designed around an accessible, minimalist, card game core. It was made by Zach Gage (Ridiculous Fishing), Pendleton Ward (Adventure Time), and Choice Provisions (BIT.TRIP)


Game Trailer/info:

The music is inspired by retro RPGs, Switched-On synth experiments, fits of danger and wonder, and the innocence of early drum machines.

When I started the first music drafts for Card of Darkness, I leaned too friendly. When you see animations and colors like the ones in this game, you might assume levity. While the game has a friendly look and an adventurous themesong, it's a tough game. It's about learning and managing dozens of enemies, building the appropriate loadout, and insane bosses. With Zach and I working together on the feel, the music takes an interestingly dark turn. It's a fun juxtaposition to the visuals. As you get deeper into the soundtrack, it's serious business - just like the game. It was a joy to work on and a great excuse to work to play with some analog instrumentation.

I'm about halfway through the game. It’s tough, and super addicting. If you're giving Apple Arcade a shot, give the game a shot!

Big shout to Materia Collective for handling this release.

Thanks for listening!