Good day, internet. As I was rummaging through my emails this morning I found this bit of delightful news waiting for me. I have just learned that The Raven – Legacy of a Master Thief is the next full release from Nordic Games and KING Art, the developers of the highly acclaimed adventure game, The Book of Unwritten Tales. To give players a behind the scenes exclusive look of the highly anticipated release on PC in 2013, The Raven blog has been launched, with a post from composer, a behind-the-scenes video of the orchestral soundtrack recordings, and several screenshots – so be sure to check it out.
As the latest blog on the KING Art website, it reveals two of the first location screenshots that immerses players in the stunning point and click adventure. The locations include the expansive central railway station of Zurich and the medical suite of the ship in the Mediterranean Sea.
The most recent post also allows fans to enjoy the music from the game by listening to the original score by Benny Oschmann, recorded by the Brandenburg State Orchestra from Frankfurt an der Oder, under the direction of Bernd Ruf. The music gives depth to the realistic setting and is the result of hours of research into movie scores from the 50s and 60s, such as the Agatha Christie films. Ultimately the score accentuates the story, characters, and the atmosphere with catchy, unique musical pieces.
“I have worked with KING Art since the beginning of 2008 (The Book of Unwritten Tales and The Critter Chronicles). I have also had the pleasure of being able to write the score for the latest adventure, ‘The Raven – Legacy of a Master Thief’,” says Benny Oschmann.
“’The Raven – Legacy of a Master Thief’ is making great progress, and we are looking forward to being able to present this exciting and fascinating project to a wide audience next year. We are convinced that KING Art will once again produce a terrific game that will enthrall adventure fans, but also tap into the audience which thoroughly enjoys a great crime story,” explains Klemens Kreuzer, General Manager at Nordic Games.
As always, if you are looking for more information about The Raven – Legacy of a Master Thief and related material, head over to The Raven’s Facebook page or on The Raven website.