When the pedal is to the metal, few things matter quite as much as the soundtrack driving your four-wheeled engine of destruction. Phantom Compass, developers of the upcoming car combat game Auto Age: Standoff, have assembled some of CanadaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s deadliest indie artists for a mixtape maximized for motorized mayhem.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Auto Age embodies a retro future where the 1980s never died,Ã¢â‚¬Â said game director Tony Walsh. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Before the days of iTunes playlists and streaming music services, kids had just one outlet for customizing their listening sessions: a handcrafted mixtape. WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re recreating that vibe with some of CanadaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s coolest retro-inspired indie musicians.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Each killer vehicle is equipped with a customizable in-game mixtape starring synth-funk electronic stylings of TWRP, the retro-tinged synthwave sound of 20SIX Hundred, the heavy-rocking metal of Skull Fist, and the tech-noir outrun melodies of Stilz.
“As fellow Canadians who dig rad tunes and bad ass video games, it is a great feeling to be a part of Auto Age,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Skull Fist guitarist Zach Slaughter. Ã¢â‚¬Å“The graphics rule, the premise rules, the game rules, and even the soundtrack rules!”
In addition to its in-game mixtape, Auto Age: Standoff includes original soundtrack music from TorontoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s own Jim Guthrie. Previous to his work on Auto Age, Guthrie has lent his considerable talents to notable Canadian indie games like Sound Shapes, Below, and Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery. Guthrie is also the artist responsible for the soundtrack to Indie Game: The Movie.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Jim is an absolute legend in the indie games music scene, not to mention the Canadian music scene at large,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Ericka Evans, Head of Production at Phantom Compass. Ã¢â‚¬Å“WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re honoured to be working not only with Jim but with the great Canadian mixtape musicians.. What better project to meet at the crossroads of Canadian indie music and Canadian indie games than one that literally puts you behind the wheel?Ã¢â‚¬Â
Auto Age: Standoff is a game of car combat and multiplayer strategy that is coming to Steam later this year. You can add Auto Age: Standoff to your Steam Wishlist starting today.