That’s exactly what happened after I downloaded a game to my iPhone by the name of Klocki. The suggestion came from a friend who was already addicted to the simple puzzle game. Within minutes of playing I too found myself hooked.
But what I found myself enjoying the most about Klocki was the soundtrack. The game itself is simple. And I mean very simple – there’s no start screen, settings or instructions. You just use your intuition to figure out what the hell it is you need to do to progress. This simplicity also extends to the game’s music.
The gentle, ambient atmosphere of the soundtrack is uplifting and ethereal, combining with the in-game sound effects to create something rather special. It’s almost as if you are composing the music at times, as completing a level rewards you with a deep crescendo, adding layers to the soundscape and furthering the audio experience.
It’s the work of Wojciech Wasaik (@wasaikwojciech), a composer from Poland. Fans of Jon Hopkins or Hans Zimmer’s Interstellar OST will satisfyingly find similarities with the Klocki soundtrack. It only consists of one piece of around ten minutes in length and I’ve found myself playing just to listen and enjoy Wojciech’s work.
I actually think that this is the first time that we’ve featured a game on the blog, but there you go. Music has no boundaries and goes to show a new discovery can turn up when you least expect it.
Give Klocki a try – I guarantee you’ll be hooked. But if puzzle games really aren’t your thing (seriously though what is wrong with you?!) you can give the OST a listen here.
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