Singer-songwriter Jim Guthrie is a pretty versatile guy. Along with his solo and band albums he’s composed scores for TV ads, film and, of course, games. He’s been away from the video game scene since 2011’s Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP but he’s returning to work with Jumpdrive Studios on XO.
XO is an upcoming sci-fi, space strategy game inspired by the likes of Battlestar Galactica, Lost Fleet and games like FTL. If that doesn’t give you an immediate sense of the dire decisions you’ll make as Captain of the last human battleship, the video above should help. The video also gives you a taste of what Guthrie has in store for the full soundtrack, featuring ethereal piano and strings fused with pounding 80’s-inspired synthwave.
I dig that sound and can’t wait to hear more as the game moves through Kickstarter and on to a final release.Tags: FTL, jim guthrie, Jumpdrive, News, Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP, XO