The past year has provided we PC gamers with a slew of phenomenal game soundtracks – Hotline Miami, Bastion, Swords and Sworcery – to name a tiny proportion. Though, as well as a proliferation of good music we’ve seen a crop of new services celebrating them: Chiptune Rush, the store devoted to selling game-inspired chiptune music; GOG regularly bundle game soundtracks with the games they sell; plus, the bundle scene have been excellent at pairing soundtracks or gaming scene musicians with their game bundles.
In that vein, you absolutely must check out the latest Game Music Bundle:
For a minimum spend of $1 you get five albums: three of which are definitely excellent and, from what I’ve got through of the others, two very good albums.
On offer are:
- Dear Esther by Jessica Curry
- Indie Game: The Movie: The Soundtrack by Jim Guthrie
- Shoot Many Robots by Disasterpiece
- Spelunky by Eirik Suhrke
- Retro City Rampage by virt, Freaky DNA and Norrin Rad
Then if you pay over $10 you get five more albums:
- Joypad Powerup by Various Artists
- Kanto Symphony EP by Skotein
- Adventures in Pixels by Ben Landis
- Jottobots by Josh Whelchel
- Skyrim Main Theme by Peter Hollens and Lindsey Stirling
It’s a bit of a steal, especially as Jessica Curry’s Dear Esther score is currently on Amazon for £5.99, almost more than the $10 bonus spend tier. Also, “owning anything by Jim Guthrie makes you a better person”, science has yet to disprove this statement.
You can buy Game Music Bundle 4 from here, or just listen to the track previews over and over again.