This fall, studio Frozenbyte will release their fantasy sidescroller, Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince. Along with it, they will also release Trine: Ultimate Collection, which contains the first three games in the series. In order to celebrate the upcoming release of the latest Trine entry, the developer is putting out a collection of videos to showcase what the studio is working on. The latest video goes behind the scenes with Trine music composer Ari Pulkinnen.
Pulkinnen describes some of his thought process while creating the music for all four Trine games. He mentions that because Trine 2 was more “war-like,” he used more percussion instruments in the soundtrack. Since the music for this series must capture that fantasy atmosphere, Pulkinnen states “that world is inside the music box.”
The music featured in this video certainly has that music box tone, and it is much more delicate than the “war-like” music from Trine 2. For a more in-depth and behind-the-scenes look at Pulkinnen’s process, watch the video below.
Frozenbyte is attempting a course correction
For a variety of reasons, fans were displeased with the direction of Trine 3. A large part of the fan criticism stemmed from how short the game was. Studio Frozenbyte apologized for this and has attempted to correct some of the mistakes they made with the previous Trine game. Trine 4 promises much more gameplay than its predecessor. From the looks of it, the game is shaping up to be something special.
The first part of the video series took a more overarching look at the studio’s work. The video shows some footage of the inside of the Helsinki-based game studio. Several lead figures make an appearance, discussing some of the overhaul that Trine 4 will receive. From what it looks like, Trine 4 will have updated combat and puzzles as compared to past entries.
Frozenbyte is also responsible for the unique and unusual stealth game Shadwen, a game that released just after the mixed reception of Trine 3. For a look at part one of Frozenbyte’s video series, take a look at the video below.
Stay tuned for more Trine news!