Retro music by Electric Fan Death.
The arcade-style shoot ’em up Super Mega Space Blaster Special Turbo is set for release next week and when the game launches, its synth-pop soundtrack will also be available from a range of outlets.
The game is an expanded version of the original Super Mega Space Blaster which was developed by a two-person team at Bare Knuckle Development. For this new release, however, only one half of the studio in Ste Wilson worked on the game to include new modes, more space blasters, upgradeable weapons, additional challenges, and more music.
The soundtrack is composed by Wilson under the name of Electric Fan Death and will be released alongside the game – becoming available for purchase from iTunes as well as streaming services including Apple Music, Deezer, Spotify, TIDAL, and YouTube.
The six-track album comprises all four original tracks and two remixes. In the soundtrack trailer (embedded below), gameplay footage is overlaid with the ’80s-inspired electro music.
“It’s been my dream since a child to release a game on a major console platform like PlayStation, Nintendo, or Xbox,” said Wilson via a press release. “After hearing how people enjoyed the blend of retro and modern mechanics in the original Space Blaster game I decided to go for it and I can’t wait to see it launch, it’s quite scary and surreal but also feels like a massive achievement.”
Super Mega Space Blaster Special Turbo will be released on 14th January for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Linux, macOS, and Windows.
Electric Fan Death is currently working on the soundtrack to The Flawless: Art’s Tale, the upcoming hack-and-shoot action role-playing game also developed by Bare Knuckle Development.