Hail, dwellers of the purple void! We are pleased to announce another development update for Infinite Space III: Sea of Stars, as well as the release of the official soundtrack! The game update concentrates on overall polish and UI improvements - we are developing additional content as well, but it will not be revealed until the game is finished. Among the changes in today's version is a new game setup interface that allows you to name your captain and starting ship as well as select that ship's class. The tutorial has also been improved, covering some new features and hooking up to a brand new "message log" that allows you to go back and read both the tutorial instructions and other important messages at any time. As usual, there is a full change list at the Steam Community site.
The soundtrack's main feature is the "Sea of Stars Suite", a long medley of fully orchestrated music by Edwin Sykes. It is a new composition that includes and expands upon the many musical themes encountered in the game. Edwin is an award-winning composer who has written a huge variety of music for film, concert and dance including feature films such as Tuesday, Resurrecting the Streetwalker and The Hit Producer. He has composed music for all episodes of the radio show The Scarifyers (staring the late Nicholas Courtney, David Warner and Terry Molly) for BBC radio 7. His concert music has been performed by members of the London Symphony Orchestra, Spiral Saxophone Quartet, The Ebony Quartet, The Paddington Brass Quintet and The Ariel Ensemble in San Francisco.
The soundtrack will be available for purchase on Steam for anyone who has installed the game. All Kickstarter backers at the $18 level and higher will receive their free copy shortly.