Futurlab Signs Ivor Novello Winning Killzone Composer For New Mini
It’s been a while since we’re heard from FuturLab, makers of Coconut Dodge, one of the better minis on the platform. It seems they’ve been rather busy, bringing the game to iOS and working on their as of yet untitled second game for the platform. So, it came as quite the surprise today to see that the studio has signed Ivor Novello award winning composer Joris de Man, responsible for Killzone 2 & 3’s musical scores, for their latest title. Of course, de Man is no stranger to indie titles, having provided the music for N+, the XBLA version of the popular platformer.
James Marsden, FuturLab’s Managing Director, had this to say;
“The team has developed some very innovative mechanics on this game, so we wanted to give it a big sound to complement the gameplay experience. We’ve been great fans of Joris’ work, both on the Killzone series and for the indie game N+, so we’re very excited that he’s onboard, and able to use his expertise to help realise our vision.”
So he’s really happy about it, but I wonder what Joris de Man has to say;
“It’s always exciting to be involved with indie projects; there’s an energy that comes from working with teams like FuturLab that’s contagious and fuels my ideas because they take risks where some can’t.
I really love the game mechanics that are being employed in the game; they bring a cool twist on a classic genre, something I love to do with music and its production. It’s going to be fun to delve into my Atari roots to bring an old skool flavor to the sound of this mini.”
Colour me surprised, he’s really excited about all of this too. In all fairness, so am I, but we’re not even sure what exactly FuturLab’s next game is at this point. The PR only mentions that it’s a shooter, and it’s due for release in March 2012. So, hopefully we’ll find out more details soon, the suspense is killing me.