Sea of Stars vinyl soundtrack preorders open at iam8bit

Britt on 2024-01-18
Independent developer Sabotage Studio of Quebec partnered with Denver-based composer Rainbowdragoneyes (Eric W. Brown) on 2018's 2D platformer The Messenger. The musician created the soundtrack in two halves. Representing the time shifts encountered when The Messenger transports between epochs, the score combines the 8-bit selections of "The Past" with 16-bit variations of "The Future."

Sabotage's followup title Sea of Stars is a turn-based RPG, inspired by 16-bit classics of the genre. Relating the story of two Children of the Solstice harnessing the power of the sun and moon, the two combine the forces of the Eclipse magic to wage battle against a nefarious alchemist known as The Fleshmancer.

Preorders have opened at record label iam8bit for the two-disc vinyl soundtrack on Solar Orange and Lunar Blue discs. The album also ships from distributors Light in the Attic in Seattle and PixelCrib in Australia.

In addition to the traditional turn-based combat, rhythm elements will play a pivotal role in the gameplay. Pressing the action button in sync with animations can increase the damage associated with attacks, while also deflecting attacks targeting party members.

The digital soundtrack album can be purchased through Steam and Bandcamp, featuring 200 music tracks. Brown's three volume score is available for streaming on Apple Music, Spotify and YouTube Music. Additional music is by Chrono Trigger composer Yasunori Mitsuda, along with Vincent Jake Jones, and Reece Miller.

Sea of Stars is currently available for Nintendo Switch, along with PS4 and PlayStation 5, available for PlayStation Plus Extra subscribers. The Xbox One and Series X|S release is on Game Pass. The Windows release is on Steam, verified for use with the Steam Deck.

From the product page:
Engaging turn-based combat. Pressing the action button in sync with the animations increases damage output while reducing incoming damage. Along with timed hits, combat features multi-character combo attacks, boosting, and a strategic "locks" system offering options to play with different damage types in order to hinder enemies while they are channeling powerful attacks or spells, all in an immersive take on the genre; no random encounters, no transitions to separate battlefields, and no grinding.
iam8bit - Sea of Stars 2XLP Vinyl / Sea of Stars iam8bit Exclusive Edition

Light in the Attic - Sea of Stars 2XLP Vinyl

PixelCrib - Sea of Stars 2XLP Vinyl

Sea of Stars: Original Soundtrack Disc I - Apple Music / - YouTube Music