LACED WITH WAX
Your Laced With Wax correspondent roamed EGX Rezzed at the Tobacco Dock in London to see which new games stood out from the crowd.
Laced With Wax spoke to Where the Water Tastes Like Wine composer Ryan Ike to find out how he and his cohort of collaborators approached the intimidating brief: ‘Create a soundtrack that encapsulates the whole of the USA.’ No sweat.
Video games — especially open-world titles — allow us to travel a thousand miles without leaving the couch. Here’s to the artists and designers creating ever more vast, beautiful and nature-filled virtual worlds.
We chatted to composer, arranger and orchestrator David Peacock about his lifelong love of video game music, how one goes about rearranging classic tracks (when the original composer is looking over your shoulder) and the collaborative nature of the VGM community.
We highlight some more beautiful and bonkers vinyl sets that show how inventive artists, labels and designers can be with the format.
We interviewed Benedykt Szneider, creative director of Reikon Games’ debut title RUINER, about its marketing-led development, cyberpunk influences and what the soundtrack vinyl means to him. By Thomas Quillfeldt
We bop our way through some of the best jazzy video game music, highlighting some of the the styles and artists that influenced it.