Jazz sounds from the turn-based strategy game.

With the recent release of Phantom Doctrine on PC and PlayStation 4, one of the game’s composers has put out a behind the scenes video from a recording session to give fans a glimpse of how music was put together for the turn-based strategy game.

Developed by CreativeForge Games and published by Good Sheppard Entertainment, Phantom Doctrine is set in the ’80s with a storyline rooted in the Cold War and global conspiracies.

For the game’s soundtrack, composers Marcin Przybyłowicz and Jan Sanejko enlisted trumpet player Maciej Fortuna to provide the jazz sound they were looking for.

“Working on the Phantom Doctrine score was an interesting experience,” said Przybylowicz. “With such a wide range of references to Cold War spy stories to choose from, I wanted ’80s spy movies to be the theme of our music, with an added jazz touch. We accomplished this thanks to Maciej and his solo parts, which elevated the score to a whole new level. We had one goal – to make our music unsettling, tense, but elegant and sleek and the same time. I hope we have succeeded in this challenge.”

Przybylowicz is perhaps best known for being the long-time composer of The Witcher games – the latest instalment The Witcher III: Wild Hunt was nominated for a BAFTA award in the ‘Achievement in Audio’ category.

“I think we’ve managed to capture the Phantom Doctrine‘s vibe and even emphasize it with the music,” added Fortuna. “Working with Marcin Przybyłowicz and Jan Sanejko was a pure pleasure. The working atmosphere was wonderful, and we reached the kind of hidden sounds that resonate only when it’s going really, really well.”

The soundtrack to Phantom Doctrine will soon be available on Google Play, iTunes, Spotify, and TIDAL.

In related news, those who buy the game before 28th August (on platforms such as GOG and Steam) will receive the soundtrack (MP3 and FLAC files) and a digital art book for free.