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New Dev Diary offers insight behind the sound of MARS 2120

More than the sound of silence…

São Paulo, Brazil – 10th July, 2024 – Independent developer QUByte Interactive has today released a new Dev Diary offering further insight into the audio behind their upcoming futuristic action adventure MARS 2120 ahead of its 1.0 launch onto PC (Steam and Epic Store), Switch, PlayStation and Xbox Series consoles on August 1st!

This third in a series of Dev Diaries looks at the sound behind its Martian setting. Inspired by composers like Greek electronic musician Vangelis (Blade Runner) and Michael Nyman (Gattaca), the team at QUByte partnered with various composers to create a soundscape that matched each environment and scene the dev team was creating. Utilizing a range of electronic and orchestral sounds, the team created tracks that cover a wide range of emotions ranging from anxiety, to danger, to wonder, to suspense, to adrenaline. The team was committed to not taking the easy route of simply choosing common sci-fi sounds, but rather aimed to understand what role music plays on the player’s emotions, and what sounds would suit an epic adventure on Mars. In MARS 2120 the music and sound effects were made to be seen, in a kind of kinesthesia.

About MARS 2120

In MARS 2120, humanity has successfully colonised various planets in our solar system, allowing people to escape an increasingly grim situation on Earth. After the UN receives a worrying distress call from Mars, it’s up to Sergeant Anna “Thirteen” Charlotte and an elite team of space marines to answer the call and rescue the first colony. To get to them, you’ll have to traverse a harsh landscape. fighting formidable and mysterious foes using a mix of ranged and melee attacks alongside useful elemental skills. How you dispatch your enemies is up to you, with the game offering players a non-linear approach to combat as well as exploration. Inspired by pioneers of the genre such as Super Metroid and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night,MARS 2120 is an 8 hour, action packed metroidvania that offers a satisfying combat experience alongside cinematic flair. Will you survive?

MARS 2120 will launch on August 1st for PC (Steam and Epic Store), Xbox One, XBox Series X/S, Playstation 4, Playstation 5 and Nintendo Switch.

About QUByte Interactive

QUByte is Latin America’s largest publisher of independent games for modern consoles. It is also an experienced and consolidated development studio of authorial titles, specialized and recognized for its focus on retro games and its work porting classics from the past to modern consoles through its own QUByte Emulation Engine. The company’s main goal is to develop and expand the local games industry through development, porting and publishing partnerships.