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Soundtrack reveal: The Make Believes

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Hi everyone,

Ever since we revealed We Happy Few’s introduction at E3 in 2016, we have had many questions about the music and soundtrack in We Happy Few. This is something we have kept quiet and very close to our hearts for a long time, waiting for the right time to reveal it. Today, we are excited to finally talk about it and the amazing musicians behind the original soundtrack!

First, if you’ve seen our trailers, you’ve also heard a different kind of music, something similar to a boy band out of the 1960s. And you would be right!

We put together a tailor-made boy band to pay tribute to the swinging sounds of the ‘60s specifically for We Happy Few. The band is called The Make Believes, which may sound familiar to you if you’ve played our Early Access and followed the adventures of Nick Lightbearer.

Just like we did with Uncle Jack, we wanted to work with local artists, so our audio partners Signal Space suggested we work with several musicians based here in Montreal.  We are delighted to introduce the members of the Make Believes:

  • Murray A. Lightburn - Lead Vocals, Guitar, Bass (The Dears, thedears.org)

  • Brad Barr - Lead Vocals, Guitar (The Barr Brothers, thebarrbrothers.com)

  • Andrew Barr - Drums, Percussion, Backing Vocals (The Barr Brothers, thebarrbrothers.com)

  • Patrick Watson - Lead Vocals, Keyboards  (patrickwatson.net)

These guys are huge names in the Montreal and Canada scene, and separately they have created astonishing music going back a long time.  Together, the Make Believes songs are unique, captivating, and something we’re very proud to be able to reveal. We want to encourage everyone to check out their other music as well, because frankly, it’s awesome.

Second, we have the gameplay score, composed by Nicolas Marquis.  We first worked with Nic on Contrast, and we’ve loved working with him again on We Happy Few.  Nic is responsible for all the beautiful atmospheric music in our game, from the ambient music in the Garden District to underground music and other 60s inspired tracks . He wrote the procedural music that we use during suspicion and combat, and when you’re on or off Joy.  Basically, all of that good minute to minute stuff is from Nic. He also wrote two blog posts on his music process, inspirations and about the authentic 1960s instruments he used while composing, which you can check out here and here. Nic also composed our stingers and a few cinematics.

Third, we have cinematic music composed by Jon Licht, who helped to make sure that the emotional tone of our cinematics was just right.  His was the latest and last contribution to the music, once we finished up our cinematics and were ready for scoring. These don’t make much sense without the dialogue and SFX, so you’ll have to experience them in-game (and not in the soundtrack).

The digital soundtrack is currently available for purchase at the Gearbox Store and it comes bundled with a couple of digital goodies such as ringtones, 4k and phone Wallpapers. This bundle will also be available on Steam at launch. As for physical copies, the only one available is the vinyl that comes with the Time Capsule.

We are really excited to share the soundtrack with you all.  Like everything else in the game, it has been crafted with care and love over a long period of time, and we hope you’ll enjoy it!

Compulsion Games

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Fantastic! Do you know when it will be availability on Steam yet?


EDIT: Just read the bottom of the post properly. I'm off my joy...

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Guest mefionir

I'm ready to buy it in my steam account ?

i love your jobs, guys!

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Guest DanielDrake12

I just want to start off by saying I can not wait for this game but I just purchased the digital bundle and when I pressed download my phone said unable to download at this time but now it says I've used my download limit so I've payed money for nothing can you please help/fix this problem thanks

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Guest Baker

"I just want to start off by saying I can not wait for this game but I just purchased the digital bundle and when I pressed download my phone said unable to download at this time but now it says I've used my download limit so I've payed money for nothing can you please help/fix this problem thanks"

Yeah, the same thing happened to me too. Hope I didn't waste $8.

 

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On 8/1/2018 at 9:06 PM, Naila said:

This bundle will also be available on Steam at launch. 

When on steam? ?

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So I purchased the standalone WHF Time Capsule and the vinyl album has what I believe to be a download code for a digital copy of the soundtrack on the back. 

Problem seems to be is that if I try to redeem on Steam, it won't allow me to as I own the Xbox One copy of the game, not the Steam version (I do have a Steam account for other games).  It generates an error to that effect (don't own game etc.).

Is there any way to get my digital copy without having to own the Steam version?

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On 9/21/2018 at 7:32 PM, VON WHOVIAN said:

So I purchased the standalone WHF Time Capsule and the vinyl album has what I believe to be a download code for a digital copy of the soundtrack on the back. 

Problem seems to be is that if I try to redeem on Steam, it won't allow me to as I own the Xbox One copy of the game, not the Steam version (I do have a Steam account for other games).  It generates an error to that effect (don't own game etc.).

Is there any way to get my digital copy without having to own the Steam version?

I own it on Xbox and downloaded it from Steam. How are you trying to redeem it?

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On 9/24/2018 at 3:17 AM, tec said:

I own it on Xbox and downloaded it from Steam. How are you trying to redeem it?

This is not working for me, in a similar sense but instead of getting it for XBOX I own it on PS4.

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On 9/24/2018 at 4:17 AM, tec said:

I own it on Xbox and downloaded it from Steam. How are you trying to redeem it?

Within Steam; it requires you own WHF on Steam to "add the soundtrack" with the included code. 

I opened a support ticket and they provided a code that would work. 

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Guys.... This is just INCREDIBLE.

I'm playing We happy Few these days, and i must say it's the best game i ever played.
I love the scenario, the sense of humour, the graphic design. It's a beautifull story, that will bring anyone to some thinking, and well... It's so well done.
 

BUT.

I was escaping from the science building, proud of myself after blowing everything... And a delicious music started. It was perfect for the moment. I had the feeling of having experienced the exact same thing in my life, this sensation of freedom, that you feel when blessed by love... The music was progressing, and it was becoming verry emotional to me.
It was remembering me how i'm feeling when I'm at Patrick Watson concerts. So i googled about We happy few OST, and readed about "The Make Believes". 
I searched about it... Well, they are no one. They don't exist! But then i read that Compulsion Games is coming from Montreal.... OMG, it must be a secret project! Patrick watson must be behind it ! And then, i find this forum post. 

 

It's crazy sometimes how good things are connected.
How good people and good ideas too.
It's verry crazy.
Guys, Patrick, I love you all.  

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The thing is that Patrick Watson is my Joy since years. But there is no down effect.
And i mean it.

Edited by Florentbekind

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