Top 10 Indie Game Soundtracks of 2016 - Page 4

Taking a look back at some of the best indie game soundtracks of 2016.
January 1, 2016 2:42 PM by Morgan Shaver

2. Inside

Inside by developer Playdead is unquestionably one of the most artistic indie games of 2016. In addition to its impressive sales numbers and riveting story, the game's music lends something chilling to the game's monochrome atmosphere. Composed by Martin Stig Andersen, he notes that he was heavily inspired by 80s horror films and their usage of synthesizers. However, he didn't want to use them for the actual soundtrack. Instead, he created Inside's ominous tone by using a human skull. No, we're not kidding.

1. Abzu

Abzu by Giant Squid Studios is a short, delightful journey through a beautiful underwater realm. With no verbal cues, the game relies heavily on its soundtrack to set the tone and theme of the game. Composed by the award-winning Austin Wintory, Abzu's soundtrack helps the game transcend from a quiet exploration game to a transformative experience. The feat is even more impressive consider what a busy year Wintory had. In addition to composing Abzu's soundtrack, he also composed the incredible OST for The Banner Saga 2. We tip our hats to Austin, as he never fails to impress us!

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For more indie game features here at Indie Obscura, be sure to check out some of the top indie game studios of 2016, peruse our list of awesome games to play during the holidays, and a look back at why you should revisit the 2012 indie game Journey.