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Hex: Shards of Fate

Hex: Shards of Fate

Genre : TCG / MMO
Platform : PC, Mac
Developer : Cryptozoic
  1. Hex: Shards of Fate (main theme)
  2. Deckbuilder Screen
  3. Wrath of the Dwarves
  4. The Vennen
  5. Journey to Entrath
  6. Shin’hare Theme
  7. Advance of the Orcs
  8. Elf Theme

The game

A digital trading card game (TCG) with MMO elements and a rich fantasy backstory involving a world pierced by a supernatural shard. In its original funding run, Hex had one of the biggest takes at that point of Kickstarter history. I scored the original Kickstarter prototype as well as the game’s first release.

The score

The music drew inspiration from the game’s extensive lore. Though gameplay is abstract (a view of playing cards) I treated the experience as a musical excursion to a dark fantasy world.

The game has a variety of colorful races, including noble humans, murderous spider creatures, hive-mind undead, and (yes) ninja rabbits. Musically characterizing such interesting archetypes was lots of fun; I drew not only from the traditional orchestral palette but ethnic and medieval instrumentation in order to give each race its own signature sound.

Hex: Shards of Fate (main theme) // Hex: Shards of Fate
  1. Hex: Shards of Fate (main theme) // Hex: Shards of Fate
  2. Deckbuilder Screen // Hex: Shards of Fate
  3. Wrath of the Dwarves // Hex: Shards of Fate
  4. The Vennen // Hex: Shards of Fate
  5. Journey to Entrath // Hex: Shards of Fate
  6. Shin’hare Theme // Hex: Shards of Fate
  7. Advance of the Orcs // Hex: Shards of Fate