17 March 2023
Cue of the Week: “Battle on the Shore”
This week’s cue comes from the magic-themed mobile shooter Wizard Ops. On the game’s beach level the player does a kind of sideways walk while being buffeted by enemy fire. I thought it would be fun to set the music to an asymmetrical meter (5/4) that suggests a literal sidestep. Marcato strings and intermittent percussion help evoke the milieu of constant bombardment.
Very cool. Almost has a spy adventur feel to it.