Dublin, Ireland (August 31, 2011)–Veteran Irish TV composer Mick Kiely has created the original music score for Codemasters’ upcoming arcade-style shooter game, Bodycount
Kiely was selected by games developer and publisher Codemasters to create the hybrid soundtrack incorporating an ’80s arcade aesthetic. Developed by Codemasters’ Guildford Studio, Bodycount will be released for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on September 2nd, 2011.
Kiely’s hybrid music score for Bodycount blends orchestra and ethnic instrumentation while maintaining the game’s near-futuristic and arcade vibe with modern electronic music elements. The composer recorded with a 60-piece string section, live Asian wind instruments and African battle rhythms performed by native tribes in Ghana.
James Slavin, lead audio designer for Bodycount at Codemasters Guildford, said, “It has been an absolute pleasure working with composer Mick Kiely on this project. His inventive melodic ideas, mixed with the care and attention to instrumentation and structure, has created something unique that lifts the game and adds wonderful color to the overall soundtrack.”
According to Kiely, “Bodycount was an awesome project to work on. Codemasters’ vision for the game was inspiring from day one. It was a lot of fun to be involved in and the magic of breathing life into the game’s characters and gameplay gave me endless pleasure. The fusing of settings was a good call by the team at Codemasters’ Guilford studio and definitely gave the score an edge.”