The Gunk soundtrack by Ratvader on Bandcamp

Britt on 2022-01-08
Swedish developer Image & Form Games newest title The Gunk is now available on Windows and the Xbox family of consoles. As a Microsoft exclusive, it is also available on Game Pass from day one. Whilst this comes from the developers behind the ever-expanding Steamworld franchise,

The Gunk is not a part of that universe, instead acting as a standalone title. A 3rd-person action/adventure released through Thunderful Publishing; The Gunk is set on an alien planet. A single-player experience, the game puts players in the shoes of Rani and her partner Beck as they strive to remove a black, parasitic corruption (the titular Gunk) from the planet in order to restore the natural environment. Using a power glove, Rani must suck up the Gunk whilst battling corrupted monsters in order to complete her quest.

The soundtrack was composed by the Swedish musician Ratvader, also known for his work on the games Wunderling, Kensho, Anthill and Populus Run. The expansive and atmospheric 23-song soundtrack clocks in at 2 hours and 18 minutes, and prominently features the musicians Bjorn Risberg on cello and Agnes Hogberg on viola and violin.

The Gunk digital soundtrack is available for purchase through Ratvader’s Bandcamp page as well as streaming through subscription services Spotify and Amazon Music Unlimited.

From the product page:
The Gunk stars Rani, part of our duo of gritty space haulers, struggling to make a buck as they chance upon an untouched planet brimming with life. They came in search of valuable resources, and it looks like they’ve hit the jackpot… As they uncover the dormant secrets of a shattered civilization, they must battle the curse of a toxic gunk parasite, all while getting caught in a spiral of festering mistrust.

Use your trusty Power Glove to reverse the corruption, uncover secrets of old and heal the planet! Experience the evolving relationship of the crew, as you explore this unique planet. Use your ingenuity as well as your quick reactions to overcome the challenges that await. What stories lay hidden in this mysterious abandoned world?
Thunderful Games - The Gunk